Stanford vs. Arizona Pick
Can No. 9 Arizona bounce back and put up a big number on Stanford when the two meet up at 11PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Arizona is favored at home, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -13.5 points against Stanford. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 132 points. Arizona has won its last 10 against Stanford while covering in six straight. Arizona beat Stanford on the road, 91-52, back on New Year’s Day.
Arizona had its long winning streak snapped in an embarrassing 85-58 loss at Oregon this past weekend. The Wildcats are now 21-3 overall and 10-1 in the Pac-12. Arizona is just 12-10-2 against the spread on the year and only 4-6-2 ATS at home. Arizona has averaged 75.3 points per game this season while holding opponents to 63.6 on defense. Lauri Markkanen is leading the team with 15.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while Allonzo Trier is averaging 14.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest.
Stanford is coming off an 81-75 win over Utah, which snapped a three-game losing streak. The Cardinal are now 12-11 overall and 4-7 in the Pac-12. Stanford is 10-12 against the spread on the season and 5-5 ATS in its last 10 games. Stanford averages just 68.3 points per game on offense while allowing 69.8 on defense. On the road, Stanford puts up just 60.4 points per game. Reid Travis is averaging 16.7points and 8.3 rebounds per game to lead the team while Dorian Pickens is adding 12.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest.
After the embarrassing loss to Oregon this weekend, the Wildcats are certain to comeback with a vengeance tonight. Arizona has been playing great until their thrashing by the Ducks and now can beat up on a poor Stanford team. The Cardinal can’t find much offense on the road and won’t against this Arizona defense.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA -13.5