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Stanford Cardinal vs. Arizona Wildcats Point Spread Pick

Time: 8 PM EST Sunday March 2, 2014, ESPNU

Location: McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona

The 3rd ranked Arizona Wildcats host the Stanford Cardinal in a Pac 12 match up.

In their last games: Arizona beat California 87-59 and Stanford lost to Arizona State 76-64.

4 of 5 starters scored in double figures in Arizona’s win over Cal. They shot over 50% from the floor and held Cal to a FG% of 43.6%.

Stanford fell down by 10 points at halftime in the loss to Arizona State and they struggled on both ends of the floor shooting 39.6% from the field and they allowed the Sun Devils to shoot 55.1%.

Earlier this season at Stanford the Wildcats beat the Cardinal 60-57.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 5 times.

The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games between these 2 teams.

Stanford is 3-1 this season facing ranked teams with the only loss coming against Arizona.

Stanford had their 3-game winning streak snapped in their loss to Arizona State.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: – Arizona -11
Total Line: 133.5
Money Line: Cardinal +500 / Wildcats -700

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Stanford Cardinal: 18-9 SU 16-8-1 ATS
Arizona Wildcats: 26-2 SU 17-10 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• STAN is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
• STAN is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• STAN has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
• ZONA is 17-7 ATS in their last 24 home games.
• ZONA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• ZONA has an Under record of 35-16-1 in their last 52 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Stanford Cardinal: 84.60
Arizona Wildcats: 94.77

Key Player Injuries

[F] 01/11/2014 – Rosco Allen out indefinitely ( Stress Fracture )
[G] 12/06/2013 – Aaron Bright out for season ( Shoulder )
[F] 11/07/2013 – Andy Brown out for season ( Knee )
[G] 11/07/2013 – Christian Sanders out for season ( Hip )

[F] 02/06/2014 – Brandon Ashley out for season ( Ankle )

Point Spread Pick:

Stanford has lost 8 straight to Arizona and that’s unlikely to change tonight against the Wildcats who have won their last 21 games at home. So we won’t be taking a big shot on the money line and instead we’ll look to making a play on the point spread. Stanford has played tough against ranked teams going 3-1 with the only loss being a 3 point defeat to the very same team they face tonight. In that game the Cardinal D held the Wildcats to 38% from the field which is well below Arizona’s seasonal average of 47.1. They do switch venues with this being at Arizona’s McKale Center, but we feel that the Cardinal will once again keep this close and stay within the inflated line.
Take Stanford +11.

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