Stanford Cardinal vs. Arizona Wildcats
The Stanford Cardinal and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball. The Wildcats are -4 point favorites over the Cardinal.
The Stanford Cardinal have won four of their last five games to raise their record to 4-3 in the Pac-12 this season. Stanford is 8-2 at home this season and 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 25. Chasson Randle is Stanford’s leading scorer averaging 19.1 points per game. Dwight Powell is averaging 14.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.2 points and 8.2 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 76.9 points and they are shooting 48.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Stanford is playing their best and most consistent basketball of the season.
The Arizona Wildcats remain unbeaten and are ranked number one in the nation. Arizona has gone 7-0 in the Pac-12 and 6-0 away from home playing the 24th ranked schedule in the country. Nick Johnson is the Cats leading scorer averaging 16.7 points per game. Aaron Gordon is averaging 12.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, Brandon Ashley is averaging 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds. Arizona is averaging 75 points and they are shooting 48.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 56.7 points and their opponents are shooting 37.2 percent. Arizona is in the top 10 in all of the big defensive categories.
Stanford is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-2-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games. Arizona is 5-0 against the spread in their last five road games, 6-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 16-6 against the spread in their last 22 games. The underdog is 21-7 against the point spread in the last 28 meetings of these two.
I like the Wildcats to win and cover easily. Lay the points.
Arizona Wildcats -4 Stanford Cardinal