Stanford at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 9.5 point favorites.
Stanford comes into this game with an overall record of 16-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 74.6 per contest. Arizona has an overall mark of 22-7. They are averaging 81.8 points per contest and giving up 72.6, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 14-15 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 12-15 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-17 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-12 against the over/under this year
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/29/17 G Marcus Sheffield Leg is out indefinitely
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
02/28/18 F Ira Lee Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Stanford
02/23/18 G Allonzo Trier Eligibility is out indefinitely
Reid Travis averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 67%. Dorian Pickens averages 14.6 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeAndre Ayton averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Dusan Ristic averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 89th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 88th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 63rd and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 35th with 14.9 per game. The Cardinal allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 235th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 169th and 212th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 77th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 144th place in college basketball. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 86th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 35th in the country with 81.8 points per game this year. They are 3rd in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 34th in college basketball. They are 127th in the nation in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 60th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Wildcats are 229th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Wildcats surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 182nd in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 147th and 267th in those defensive statistics. They rank 140th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 29.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 73rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season.
The Cardinal are 197th in the country in defensive rating with 103.1, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 168th. They are 79th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 126th. As a unit they are 120th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in D-1. Stanford is 53rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 155th in the country.
Arizona is 207th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 142nd in Division 1. The Wildcats are 208th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 116.8 is ranked 10th. They are 208th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 13th. As a unit they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 295th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Stanford/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -9.5
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