UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal Betting Matchup Report
Stanford Cardinal vs UCLA Bruins Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the UCLA Bruins try to run the Stanford Cardinal off the court at Pauley Pavilion in college hoops action.
The Bruins currently sports a 11-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-8 ATS. The Cardinal are 9-5 and 4-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bruins produce a 6-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinal have gone 5-4 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cardinal were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins - Cardinal odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UCLA is rated No. 60 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Stanford is at No. 67. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-77 win for the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits UCLA's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 80.8 PPG, against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 134 at 64.1 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Cardinal marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.
Defensively, Stanford features the nation's No. 181-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.
Stanford was a 71-69 loser in its last match on the road against USC. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Stanford suffered a 71-69 loss against USC on Thursday, getting 17 points from Andy Brown in a losing effort at Galen Center.
UCLA won its last outing, a 79-65 result against California on January 3. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. Kyle Anderson scored 19 points leading the Bruins to a 79-65 victory over California at Pauley Pavilion on Thursday.
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington State are 6-4
After playing USC are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Utah are 0-1
After playing California are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Cardinal at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Stanford's last 7 games when playing on the road against UCLA
Stanford is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against UCLA
Stanford is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Stanford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UCLA
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Stanford
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UCLA's last 7 games when playing at home against Stanford
Stanford home to Washington State, Wednesday, January 9
UCLA at Utah, Thursday, January 10