Arizona vs Stanford Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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The No. 2 seed Arizona Wildcats (25-6, 14-6 Pac-12) will square off in the Pac-12 Tournament against the No. 10 seed Stanford Cardinal (14-18, 7-13 Pac-12) on Thursday at T-Mobile Arena, beginning at 9:00 PM.

Thursday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Cardinal features the Wildcats as solid 10-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is 153.

Arizona vs. Stanford Odds

Point Spread for Arizona vs. Stanford

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with sportsbooks listing Arizona as the favorite.

Arizona vs. Stanford Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arizona has -538 odds to pick up the win, while Stanford is listed at +404 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 153 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Arena: T-Mobile Arena

Arizona vs. Stanford Betting Trends

In Arizona’s 31 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Wildcats have won in 24, or 82.8%, of the 29 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Arizona’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 17 times in 32 opportunities (53.1%).

In Stanford’s 32 games this season, it has 17 wins against the spread. The Cardinal have put together a 4-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.5% of those games). Stanford’s games this year have hit the over 18 times in 32 opportunities (56.2%).

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Arizona vs. Stanford Key Players to Watch

Arizona

Azuolas Tubelis is tops on the Wildcats with 19.9 points per game and 9.2 rebounds, while also putting up 2 assists. Oumar Ballo puts up 13.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, shooting 64.5% from the floor. Kerr Kriisa paces the Wildcats at 5.4 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.5 rebounds and 10.7 points. Pelle Larsson averages 10.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

Stanford

Spencer Jones is the Cardinal’s top scorer (13.8 points per game), and he puts up 1.2 assists and 4.7 rebounds. Ingram Harrison is the Cardinal’s top assist man (3.6 per game), and he posts 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Maxime Raynaud is the Cardinal’s top rebounder (6.1 per game), and he averages 8.9 points and 0.9 assists. Brandon Angel gets the Cardinal 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also posts 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats

So far this season, 11 out of Arizona’s 20 Pac-12 games have hit the over. The Wildcats have been lifted by their offense, as they rank fourth-best in the country by averaging 83.1 points per game. They rank 236th in college basketball in points allowed (71.9 per contest). Arizona ranks 10th-best in the country by grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 147th in college basketball (30.6 allowed per contest).

Arizona is draining 8.6 threes per game this year (56th-ranked in college basketball), and it owns a 37.8% three-point percentage (21st-best). So far this year, the Wildcats are giving up 8 three-pointers per game (277th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 32.8% (110th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Wildcats have gone 7-3 over their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Arizona has hit the over in eight of its past 10 outings. In its last 10 games, Arizona has been putting up 84.8 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 83.1 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Arizona has been less stingy on defense lately, giving up 73.2 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 71.9 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Stanford Cardinal

A total of 13 Stanford conference games this season have gone over the point total. In 2022-23, the Cardinal are 216th in the country offensively (69.9 points scored per game) and 103rd defensively (67.5 points conceded). At 32.1 rebounds per game and 28.5 rebounds conceded, Stanford is 157th and 44th in college basketball, respectively.

Stanford makes 7.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 116th and 100th, respectively, in the nation. Defensively, the Cardinal are 262nd in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 7.9. They are 267th in 3-point percentage conceded at 35.1%.

The Cardinal have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Stanford has hit the over seven times. Stanford has played better offensively in its previous 10 games, averaging 72.2 points per contest, 2.3 more than its season average of 69.9. The Cardinal are giving up 72.1 points per game over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 67.5 points allowed.

Arizona vs. Stanford Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Arizona, and we expect that Stanford will cover the spread (Arizona -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 153 points.

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How to bet Arizona vs. Stanford

You can bet on Arizona vs. Stanford at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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