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NCAA hoops odds preview - UCLA vs. Stanford

UCLA BruinsStanford Cardinal
Dec 29, 11:00 PM | Maples Pavilion

UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal Odds


The Stanford Cardinal host UCLA on Thursday, looking to build on their 10-2 mark against the 7-5 Bruins in college hoops action at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford battles the Bruins, currently sitting with a 7-5 mark (5-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-4 for the Cardinal and 6-6 for the Bruins.

View UCLA vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Stanford opened as 6.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 58-rated Cardinal and the No. 154-ranked Bruins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-73 result in favor of the Cardinal.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Stanford has the nation's No. 84-rated offensive output, at 74 PPG. The visiting Bruins defense ranks No. 89 allowing on average 63 PPG. The Cardinal FG% has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UCLA owns the country's No. 159-rated mark, allowing 70.3 points per game on the highway. Stanford, on the other hand, rates No. 116 in scoring at home.

In their last action, UCLA was a 71-63 winner at home against Richmond. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as favorites. Lazeric Jones scored 16 points leading the Bruins to a 71-63 victory over Richmond at Pauley Pavilion on Friday.

Stanford was a 71-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Butler. They failed to cover the 12–point spread as favorites. Stanford suffered a 71-66 loss against Butler on Thursday, getting 17 points from Josh Owens in a losing effort at Maples Pavilion.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing California are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing USC are 1-9
After playing Butler are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bruins at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UCLA's last 7 games when playing on the road against Stanford
The total has gone OVER in 7 of UCLA's last 10 games on the road
UCLA is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Stanford
UCLA is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Stanford is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Stanford's last 7 games when playing at home against UCLA
Stanford is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Stanford's last 12 games when playing UCLA

Next up:
UCLA at California, Saturday, December 31
Stanford home to USC, Saturday, December 31