Arizona Wildcats vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Maples Pavilion is where the Stanford Cardinal (10-13) will attempt to beat the Arizona Wildcats (21-3) on Saturday.
The Arizona Wildcats faced Oregon State and earned the victory with a final of 84-52 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Wildcats ended up walking away with 20 and Oregon State accounted for 20 personal fouls. They knocked down 5 of their 15 attempts from distance. Oregon State finished shooting 60.0% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 25 tries. In addition, Oregon State grabbed 23 rebounds (6 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't have a block. Oregon State distributed 7 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Pertaining to the defense, Arizona allowed the other team to shoot 35.6% from the field on 16 of 45 shooting. They also dished out 22 dimes for the matchup while forcing 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they collected 40 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wildcats knocked down 18 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 69.2%. Arizona finished with a 46.7% field goal percentage (28 out of 60) and converted 10 of their 25 3-point shots.
Azuolas Tubelis is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. He shot 60.0% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He played for 23 minutes played and collected 8 rebounds. He totaled 19 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
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Arizona comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 21-3 on the campaign. They average 83.3 pts per game (8th in Division 1) while shooting 48.8% from the field. The Wildcats are hitting 36.3% on 3-point shots (200 of 551) and 73.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Arizona is pulling in 41.0 rebounds per game and has 470 dimes this year, which is 2nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Wildcats have forced 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 145th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 294 conceded this season. The Wildcats defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.1% (617 of 1,537) and they relinquish 33.3 boards per game as a group. They are relinquishing 31.6% on 3-point shots and they are 214th in college hoops in opponents points per game (70.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Stanford Cardinal walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-62 against Colorado. The Cardinal recorded 12 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 17 for the game. They also turned it over 10 times, while getting 4 steals in this matchup. Colorado had 13 personal fouls for the game which got the Cardinal to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of the free throws for a clip of 60.0%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Stanford buried 5 of their 23 attempts (21.7%). In all, the Cardinal shot 24 out of 57 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.1%. The Cardinal allowed Colorado to convert 29 of their 55 tries from the floor which left them shooting 52.7% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 47.4% from 3-point land by going 9 of 19 and finished the contest at 17 out of 18 from the free throw line (94.4%). Concerning team rebounding, Stanford allowed Colorado to collect 33 overall (9 offensive).
Brandon Angel ended up being important for the Cardinal for the contest. He converted 5 of 10 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 1 rebound. He scored 14 points in his 28 minutes of playing time and earned 2 dimes in this matchup.
Stanford has a win-loss record of 10-13 so far this season. As an offense, the Cardinal are hitting on 44.0% from the field, which has them ranked 224th in the nation. Stanford has tallied 1,577 points for the season (68.6 per game) and they grab 34.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.7 times per contest (142nd in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per contest. The Cardinal are committing 16.5 fouls every game and they hit 71.3% from the charity stripe.
The Stanford defense allows 34.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (173 of 496) and their opponents are converting on 73.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.3 dimes and 31.2 total boards per game, which has them ranked 156th and 35th in those categories on the defensive end. The Cardinal on defense are ranked 81st in Division 1 in PPG given up with 66.3. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (216th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona
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