Arizona vs. Stanford Prediction
Will the Stanford Cardinal pull off the upset on Saturday when they host fellow Pac-12 rival the Arizona Wildcats at 4:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Arizona. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wildcats are 5.5-point road favorites to beat the Cardinal, who opened as a 6-point home underdog. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 150 and that's where it currently sits.
Who Public Bettors Like: Arizona. As of Saturday morning, 62% of betting tickets at online sports books are on the Wildcats to cover the spread. That said, 74% of the money wagered online for this game is on the Cardinal. The over, meanwhile, is receiving 70% of the betting tickets and 97% of the money wagered on this game.
Who We Like: Stanford. Rawle Alkins is probable to play tonight with a foot injury but who knows if he'll be 100%. Regardless, the Wildcats are just 2-10-1 at the betting window in their last 13 games when facing a team with a winning record. They're also 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games versus an opponent with a winning home record and are 1-6-1 against the number in their last eight games following an ATS win.
The Cardinal, meanwhile, is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in its last five games overall and is 5-0 against the number in its last five Pac-12 matchups. Stanford has covered in five straight games versus an opponent with a winning record and the Cardinal has cashed in six of its last eight home games as well.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: STANFORD CARDINAL +6 (BUY HOOK)