Stanford Cardinal vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 1/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (+5.5)
McKale Center is the site where and the Arizona Wildcats (12-3) will play the Stanford Cardinal (9-5) on Thursday. Arizona opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 144.
Stanford heads into this contest with a record of 9-5 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 72.4 points per game (172nd in Division 1) while shooting 45.4% from the field. The Cardinal are shooting 30.8% on three-point attempts (74 of 240) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Stanford is grabbing 37.1 boards per game and has accounted for 178 dimes on the year, which is 169th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 15.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.4 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Cardinal are forcing their opponents into 14.9 turnovers per game and they draw 20.9 personal fouls. The Cardinal defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 39.3% (335 of 853) and they concede 34.5 boards per game as a group. They are 208th in the country in giving up assists with 176 surrendered so far this year. They concede 33.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 133rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (68.5).
The Stanford Cardinal faced the UCLA Bruins and walked away with a win by a score of 73-72 in their last game. Stanford walked away from the contest having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (24 out of 53) and buried 5 out of their 18 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Cardinal converted 20 of their 24 shots for a rate of 83.3%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled a total of 29 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 15 assists in the game as well as having 10 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of defense, Stanford let their opponent shoot 45.3% from the field on 24 out of 53 shooting. UCLA earned 11 assists and had 10 steals in this game. Additionally, the Bruins pulled down 27 boards (8 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. UCLA ended up going 92.9% at the free throw line by converting 13 of their 14 tries. They buried 9 of 25 shots from distance.
Oscar Da Silva is one player who was a factor for the contest. He scored 26 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He played for 41 mins and snagged 5 rebounds. Silva went 53.3% from the field and also recorded 4 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Cardinal was Jaiden Delaire. He grabbed 4 rebounds and earned 4 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the field in the game by going 6-of-14 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, Delaire played 39 min.
Arizona has a mark of 12-3 this season. As an offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 45.9% from the field, which ranks 104th in the nation. Arizona has 1,204 points so far this season (80.3 per contest) and they pull in 40.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 15.7 times per game (60th in the country) and they are turning it over 12.2 times per game. The Wildcats commit 20.0 personal fouls per contest and they go 71.8% from the charity stripe. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 136th in the nation in points allowed per game with 68.5. They give up 11.7 dimes and 31.1 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 93rd and 35th in college basketball. The Arizona defense allows 32.1% on three-point shots (101 of 315) and opponents are knocking down 71.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (96th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Arizona Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 80-67 when they played the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Wildcats pulled down 33 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for this game. They rejected 7 attempts while recording 10 steals for the matchup. The Sun Devils earned 29 personal fouls in the game which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 43 attempts. They were able to make 32 of those for a rate of 74.4%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Arizona made 2 of 6 attempts (33.3%). When the game finished, the Wildcats ended up shooting 23 for 43 from the field which had them shooting 53.5%. The Wildcats permitted the Sun Devils to make 25 out of their 69 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.2% for the matchup. They finished shooting 25.8% from beyond the arc by going 8 out of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Arizona allowed Arizona State to grab 27 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Terrell Brown pitched in for the Wildcats for the contest. He knocked down 4 out of 9 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which earned him 18 points. Brown pulled down 4 rebounds in his 35 mins and had 3 assists in this matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Arizona was James Akinjo. He scored 16 points in his 37 minutes played by way of 3 of 10 from the floor in the matchup. Akinjo finished going 30.0% from the floor while also earning 6 dimes and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Stanford (+5.5) and under 144 points
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