Stanford Cardinal vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 3/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
The Stanford Cardinal (15-13) are on their way to McKale Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Arizona Wildcats (26-3).
The Stanford Cardinal took the court against California and took a loss by a score of 53-39 in their last game. Stanford wrapped up the game having earned a 23.5% FG percentage (12 out of 51) and converted 4 out of their 18 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Cardinal buried 11 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. In regard to grabbing boards, they collected 30 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 5 assists in the matchup while forcing 6 turnovers and having 3 steals. When discussing defending, Stanford allowed 43.1% from the field on 22 out of 51 shooting. California recorded 12 assists and had 4 steals in this game. Moreover, California snagged 36 rebounds (4 offensive, 32 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. California ended up shooting 50.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 4 of 8 attempts. They also buried 5 out of their 21 attempts from downtown. In reference to personal fouls, the Cardinal walked away with 11 while California accounted for 15 personal fouls.
Spencer Jones is one guy who had an impact in the matchup. He notched 10 points on 2 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 25 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. He went 28.6% from the field and also earned 1 assist.
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Stanford will take the court with a mark of 15-13 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.2 fouls every game. As a team, Stanford is collecting 37.0 rebounds per game and has earned 352 dimes this season, which is 229th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Cardinal are connecting on 32.7% on 3-pointers (196 of 599) and 66.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 66.0 pts per contest (301st in the nation) while going 42.9% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Cardinal are forcing their opponents into 11.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.9 personal fouls. They rank 91st in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 325 conceded for the year. The Cardinal are giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (697 of 1,561) and they concede 29.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 32.2% on shots from distance while they are 138th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.8).
In their last game, the Arizona Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 91-71 against USC. The Wildcats collected 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 30 for the game. They also turned it over 7 times, while earning 8 steals for this game. USC committed 16 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 13 tries. They were able to convert 9 of them for a percentage of 69.2%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Arizona made 12 out of 25 tries (48.0%). When the game finished, the Wildcats walked away from this one shooting 35 out of 63 from the field which had them shooting 55.6%. The Wildcats allowed USC to bury 27 of their 68 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.7% in the game. They finished 22.2% from beyond the perimeter by going 4 of 18 and finished the game at 13 out of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Arizona allowed USC to pull down 35 overall (15 offensive).
Bennedict Mathurin was important for the Wildcats in this contest. He earned 19 points in his 33 mins of playing time and had 6 dimes for the contest. He buried 7 out of 13 for this contest for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
Arizona has a record of 26-3 on the season. The Wildcats are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game and they shoot 72.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 20.2 times per game (1st in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. Arizona has accounted for 2,455 pts this season (84.7 per contest) and they snag 42.4 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wildcats are shooting 49.1% from the field, which ranks them 7th in Division 1.
The Arizona defense concedes 31.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (205 of 654) and their opponents are making 67.5% of their free throw attempts. They allow 11.3 assists and 34.3 rebounds per game, which is 73rd and 164th in college hoops. The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 109th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66.8. They are able to force 13.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 37.9% from the floor (4th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona
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