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Arizona vs Stanford Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Cardinal Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Arizona Wildcats at Stanford Cardinal
- Where: Stanford at Maples Pavilion
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Arizona -9, ARZ -451 | STAN +333 O/U 151.0
Through 25 games, the Arizona Wildcats have an overall record of 22-3. So far, the Wildcats have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 7-2. This season, Arizona has been favored to win in 25 games, sitting with a mark of 22-3. For today’s contest, Arizona has a betting line set -9 points in their favor.
Azuolas Tubelis comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 20.88 points per contest. Not only has Tubelis been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Arizona’s top rebounder at 9.68 boards per contest. Behind Tubelis, the team has benefited from the strong play of Oumar Ballo, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 65.7% of his shots and is adding 9.04 boards per game.
Arizona comes into today’s matchup vs Stanford, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 84.6 points per game. Through 25 games, they have hit 49.6% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 247th in possessions per game.
Through 24 games, the Stanford Cardinal have an overall record of 10-14. Currently, the Cardinal have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 9-6. So far, the Cardinal have been the underdog 12 times, going 2-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +9 underdogs on the spread.
Stanford will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Spencer Jones who is averaging 13.48 points per game for the Cardinal. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cardinal’s offensive game plan is the play of Mike Jones who has hit 40.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.62 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Stanford this season, as they are currently ranked 348th in college basketball at 66.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinal’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 262nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Stanford Cardinal +9
If you’re considering whether to make a bet against the spread in this matchup, we suggest betting on the Stanford Cardinal team as +9 point underdogs. One obstacle that often hinders teams who are significant underdogs is being matched up against a team that can control the pace of the game. However, both Stanford and Arizona come into today’s game with possession rates that are near the NCAA average. Given that the style of play won’t be a problem for the Cardinal and they have a 3-2 record against the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we think they will cover the spread at home.