Stanford Cardinal vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
The Arizona State Sun Devils (13-16) welcome the Stanford Cardinal (15-14) at Desert Financial Arena on Saturday.
The Stanford Cardinal faced Arizona and went home with a loss by a final score of 81-69 in their last contest. Stanford wrapped up the game having earned a 47.5% field goal percentage (29 of 61) and converted 9 of 19 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Cardinal made 2 of their 9 attempts for a percentage of 22.2%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 34 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 16 assists for this contest as well as forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Stanford allowed the other team to shoot 50.9% from the field on 27 out of 53 shooting. Arizona doled out 19 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. Furthermore, Arizona grabbed 27 rebounds (4 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Arizona finished the game at 81.5% at the free throw line by making 22 of 27 attempts. They also made 5 of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter. When talking about personal fouls, the Cardinal ended up with 23 while Arizona recorded 14 personal fouls.
Spencer Jones is one guy who was a contributor for the contest. He went 64.3% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. He played 26 mins and totaled 5 rebounds. He totaled 22 points on 9 of 14 shooting.
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Stanford will take the court with a mark of 15-14 for the campaign. They have an average of 66.1 points per game (302nd in Division 1) while connecting on 43.1% from the field. The Cardinal are connecting on 33.2% on 3-point shots (205 of 618) and 65.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Stanford is grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game and has tallied 368 assists so far this year, which is 214th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 15.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.4 fouls every game.
On defense, the Cardinal are forcing 11.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They rank 121st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 344 surrendered on the year. The Cardinal defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.9% (724 of 1,614) and they surrender 29.8 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 32.2% on shots from distance and they rank 151st in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.2).
The last time they took the court, the Arizona State Sun Devils walked away with a victory by a final of 71-44 when they faced California. In relation to rebounds, Arizona State permitted California to pull down 31 in total (8 offensive). They finished 19.2% from three-point range by going 5 of 26 and ended up shooting 3 out of 5 from the free throw line (60.0%). The Sun Devils allowed California to convert 18 of 59 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 30.5% for the matchup. Overall, the Sun Devils shot 30 out of 56 from the field which had them sitting at 53.6%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Arizona State made 5 of their 13 tries (38.5%). They were able to make 6 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 50.0%. California was called for 14 fouls for this game which got the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for 12 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while getting 9 steals for this game. The Sun Devils corralled 27 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in this matchup.
Marreon Jackson ended up being a factor for the Sun Devils for the contest. He earned 11 points in his 28 mins on the court and had 4 dimes for the matchup. He made 5 of 8 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Arizona State has a win-loss record of 13-16 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Sun Devils are hitting on 41.1% from the field, which is 317th in the country. Arizona State has accumulated 1,892 points this year (65.2 per contest) and they pull down 35.9 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 13.2 times per contest (169th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.0 times per contest. The Sun Devils commit 18.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 66.2% from the free throw line.
The Sun Devils on the defensive side of the court are 128th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 67.5. They are able to force 13.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.9% from the field (27th in college hoops). The Arizona State defense allows 30.9% on three-point shots (212 of 687) and opponents are making 72.3% of their free throw shots. They allow 13.1 assists and 39.8 boards every game, which ranks them 222nd and 354th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Stanford
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