Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Cardinal and Wildcats. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on FS1, and it’s hosted by the Wildcats at McKale Center in Tucson, AZ. Get ready to place your bets! This Pac-12 conference matchup has an over/under of 163 points, and Arizona is favored to win by -17.5 at home vs. Stanford.

STANFORD CARDINAL VS ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stanford Cardinal +17.5

This game will be played at McKale Center at 8:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.

WHY BET THE STANFORD CARDINAL:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Arizona winning straight-up, we like Stanford at +17.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 163 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can Stanford Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Stanford is coming off a 71-62 win over Arizona State and has gone 4-4 as the underdog this season. They are 11-9 overall and 6-4 in Pac-12 play. On the road, the Cardinal have gone 3-4 this year, and they enter this game with an average scoring margin of -2.0.

So far, Stanford has been the underdog in eight of their 20 games, and they are 4-4 in those matchups. Over their last 10 road games, the Cardinal have gone 4-6, and they are 3-2 in their last five away from home.

As the underdog, Stanford has a strong 5-2-1 record vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 10-8-1, and on the road, they are 3-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cardinal are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

Stanford’s over/under record this season sits at 12-7 and today’s line of 163 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points compared to their season average of 153.6 points per game. Currently, their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-4.

Against Arizona State, the Stanford had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 78.5 points per game. They scored 71 points and posted a field goal percentage of 43.1% in the game. In terms of offense, the Cardinal have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 78th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 36th in percentage and 34th in three-pointers made.

The Cardinal’s defense is presently ranked 245th nationally, allowing an average of 75.6 points per contest. So far, the Stanford defense is giving up an average of 7.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.3 times per game (615th).

Do the Wildcats Stand a Chance at Home?

Arizona is a perfect 12-0 at home this season, and they have won their last 12 games at home. For the season, they are outscoring opponents by an average of 29.7 points per game at home.

Overall, the Wildcats have gone 16-5 this season, and they have won their last two games. In Pac-12 play, they are 7-3.

Arizona has an ATS record of 14-7 this season and they are 10-2 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats have gone 5-5 ATS.

Arizona’s over/under record this season sits at 10-10-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 161.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 163 is higher than the average OU line in their games (158) and the average scoring total in their last three games is 161 points.

Arizona’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 91 points vs. California. Overall, they hit 50.8% of their shots from the field and went 18/30 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Wildcats was Oumar Ballo with 22 points, while Keshad Johnson also added 15 to the scoreboard.

On the defensive side, Arizona is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. California, the Golden Bears finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 65 points vs. Arizona.