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UCLA favored by -7 against Stanford on Thursday

Stanford Cardinal UCLA Bruins
12-5 January 23, 2014, 11:00 | Pauley Pavilion 14-4



The visiting Stanford Cardinal hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Pauley Pavilion against the UCLA Bruins.

This season, the Bruins are 14-4 overall and 10-7 ATS, while the Cardinal are 12-5 and 9-5-1 ATS. As for the totals, UCLA boasts a 7-9-1 on the OU, and Stanford is 7-8.

View Stanford Cardinal vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bruins installed as -7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 58-rated Stanford taking on the No. 15-rated Bruins in this contest.

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Stanford was a 79-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Washington. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Washington was victimized by Chasson Randle for 33 points as the Cardinal defeated the Huskies 79-67 in college hoops action on Saturday.

Last time out for UCLA, they were a 74-69 loser as they battled Utah on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Bruins wasted a 28-point performance from Kyle Anderson in losing to Utah 74-69 on Saturday at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinal rank No. 126 in NCAA Division 1 with 36 per game. That compares with UCLA’s No. 80 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UCLA is college basketball's No. 98-ranked team at 6.56 per game, while the Cardinal rate No. 133 with 6.06 per game.

Next up:
Stanford at USC, Sunday, January 26th
UCLA at California, Sunday, January 26th