Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arizona State as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.5.
The Cardinal come into this game with an overall record of 15-12 and a road record of 2-6. They are 11-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-13. The Sun Devils have an overall record of 14-15 and a home record of 10-5. They have an over/under record of 17-11 and they are 12-15 against the spread.
Rosco Allen comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinal. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Dorian Pickens averages 12.1 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Stanford. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Tra Holder averages 14.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sun Devils. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Gerry Blakes averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Stanford averages 69.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 245th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 234th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 237th in the country. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game which ranks them 257th and 271st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 77th with 11.6 per game. The Cardinal allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 223rd and 253rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 123rd and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 220th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 95th in the Division 1.
Arizona State averages 73.8 points per game this year which ranks them 146th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 274th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 221st in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 117th and 215th respectively. In the turnover department the Sun Devils rank 117th with 12.1 per game. The Sun Devils allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 233rd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 284th and 212th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 213th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 313th place in the nation. The Sun Devils force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 143rd in college basketball.
The Cardinal average 64.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Cardinal have an offensive rating of 103.8 and they assist on 50.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Stanford turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.6%. The Cardinal give up 72.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Sun Devils score 78.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 58.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -27.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.1 points per game. The Sun Devils have a rating on offense of 104.4 and 50.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Arizona State turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.5%. The Sun Devils give up 72.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 86.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 11-13 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 12-13 against the over/under
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 12-15 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 17-11 against the over/under
Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/10/15 G Robert Cartwright Forearm out for season
02/23/16 F Reid Travis Leg out for season
Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
11/10/15 F Andre Adams Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Stanford
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