Arizona Wildcats vs. Stanford Cardinal Prediction 12/31/2023

Arizona Wildcats vs. Stanford Cardinal Prediction 12/31/2023

The Arizona Wildcats (10-2) travel to face off against the Stanford Cardinal (5-6) on Sunday, December 31st. This game will be played at Maples Pavilion in Stanford and televised on PACN. Arizona is coming off a win in their previous game, while Stanford is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Arizona State. Tip-off is set for 4:00 ET.

Arizona Wildcats vs Stanford Cardinal

The Arizona Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

Following their 100-81 victory over California, Arizona now holds a 10-2 record. In their last five road games, which includes games from last year, Arizona has a 3-2 record. At the moment, Arizona holds an ATS record above .500, sitting at 10-1. The Wildcats have been successful on the road vs. the spread, going 3-1, while they remain undefeated at home vs. the spread with a 7-0 mark.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Arizona has an over/under record of 5-6-0, with their games averaging 161.9 points per game on average. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 177 points per game.

The Stanford Cardinal Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Stanford comes into today’s game with a 5-6 record, having lost their previous game to Arizona State (76-73). Over their last ten home games, the Cardinal have a 6-4 record, which includes last year. Taking a closer look at Stanford’s ATS performance, they currently hold a 5-5 record. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

In 11 games, Stanford comes in with an over/under mark of 7-3-0, with their games averaging 151.8 points per game. When assessing the Cardinal’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 142 points per game.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

Arizona’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 100 points vs. California. Overall, they hit 59.3% of their shots from the field and went 24/36 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Wildcats was Caleb Love with 22 points, while Motiejus Krivas also chipped in with 18 points.

Caleb Love (G) 16.9 5.2 3.4
Oumar Ballo (C) 13.2 8.3 0.9
Pelle Larsson (G) 12.6 3.9 3.7

Stanford Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Stanford offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Arizona State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.6%, and they made 10 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Maxime Raynaud, who holds an average of 14.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Mike Jones is averaging 12 points per game this season.

Maxime Raynaud (F) 14.6 9.6 1.7
Mike Jones (G) 12.0 3.1 1.6
Brandon Angel (F) 13.1 4.8 1.4

Arizona Team Defense

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 150th in the country, permitting 71.2 points per game. So far, the Arizona defense is giving up an average of 6.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.9 times per game (606th).

Stanford Team Defense

The Cardinal’s defense is presently ranked 212nd nationally, allowing an average of 74.7 points per contest. Against Arizona State, the Cardinal’s defense gave up 76 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Arizona State only made 3 free-throws.

Wildcats vs Cardinal Trends

  • The Wildcats are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • Through their last three home games, Stanford has an ATS record of just 1-1. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 70 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Stanford has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Wildcats have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 8-2.

Wildcats vs Cardinal Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +12.5, the Cardinal is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 161.5 and our model has the Wildcats and Cardinal finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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