Betting on today’s Cardinal and Bruins game? Catch the action at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, as the Bruins hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN2. This Pac-12 conference matchup has an over/under of 139 points, and the Bruins are favored to win at home vs. the Cardinal.

STANFORD CARDINAL VS UCLA BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UCLA Bruins -4.5

This game will be played at Pauley Pavilion at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.

WHY BET THE UCLA BRUINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Bruins.
  • Not only will UCLA pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Cardinal Pull Off a Win at Los Angeles?

Stanford enters their 13th game of the season with a 6-6 overall record. They have a 0-2 record on the road and a 6-3 record at home. As Stanford enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 6-5. Looking at their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Stanford have had an average of 154.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 149.8 points. Their over/under record is 8-3-0. When analyzing the Cardinal’s last five games, they have produced a combined average of 152 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

Stanford’s offense had a good outing, putting up 100 points against Arizona. They achieved a 58.1% field goal percentage and went 12/14 from the free-throw line. For the season, the Stanford offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 56% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 9.4 made three’s per contest.

At this time, the Cardinal’s defense is positioned 214th in the country, permitting 75.3 points per game. In their most recent game, the Stanford defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Arizona knocked down 16 three-pointers on their way to 82 points.

Is a Home Win Possible for UCLA?

So far this season, UCLA has played 13 games, with a 6-7 record. When playing on the road, the Bruins have a 2-3 record, while they have a 4-4 record at home. UCLA’s ATS record is currently sitting below .500 at 5-7-1. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, UCLA has an over/under record of 3-10-0, with their games averaging 129.3 points per game on average. In their most recent three games, the Bruins’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 127 points per game.

Most recently, the UCLA offense finished with just 59 points vs. Oregon. For the game, they hit 3/19 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 42.9%. Sebastian Mack is leading the team in scoring at 13.8 points per contest. Adem Bona has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.4 going into the game.

At present, the Bruins’ defense is nationally ranked 17th, allowing 62.2 points per game. In their most recent game, the UCLA defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Oregon knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 64 points.