Stanford Vs Arizona Odds, Final Score Prediction & TV Info

Stanford Vs Arizona Odds, Final Score Prediction & TV Info

Stanford Vs Arizona Odds, Final Score Prediction & TV Info

Though the 5th-ranked Arizona Wildcats have already clinched a second straight Pac-12 title, the squad is looking to build even more momentum by ending a stellar regular season by beating the Stanford Cardinal today.

Arizona is favored by 14-points against Stanford in Tucson. The game tips at 4:00 PM ET and will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed at CBSSports.com.

A Closer Look At The Stanford Vs Arizona Odds, Analyzing My Final Score Prediction & How To Watch

Matchup: Stanford Cardinal at (5) Arizona Wildcats
Date: Mar. 7, 2015 
Start Time: 4:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Stadium: McKale Center
TV Info: CBS
Stream: CBSSports.com
Radio: Stanford Vs Arizona
Point Spread: Arizona Wildcats -14
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Stanford Will Cover the 14-point Spread If

The Cardinal keep their cool in the second half.

Johnny Dawkins, the former Duke Blue Devil great who led Duke to the 1986 National Championship where they lost to Louisville, has done a fantastic job as the coach of the Stanford Cardinal. Dawkins had the Cardinal knocking on the door of an upset over Pac-12 power house Arizona in the first game between these two teams. In fact, Stanford went into half time with a 41 to 39 lead.

What happened in the second half?  Arizona’s defense is punishing. It pretty much shut down Stanford’s ability to get open looks, including anything in the paint. Arizona outscored the Cardinal 50 to 41 in the second half but at one point, with about 2 to 3 minutes left in the game, the Wildcats had a 14 point lead. They didn’t hit their free throws, if they had, this game could have been worse. Stanford has to play a complete game if they hope to have any shot of covering in the rematch.

Arizona Will Cover the 14-point Spread If

They dominate in the paint.

Arizona has one of the top front lines in all of college basketball. Because of the front line, led by freshman sensation Stanley Johnson, the Wildcats are one of the few teams that can battle Kentucky and Duke for a full 40 minutes.

It helps to have guards like T.J. McConnell and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson as well, no doubt, but it’s the front line that makes Arizona special. The reason for the front line’s effectiveness is that Brandon Ashley, Johnson and Kaleb Tarczewski can not only shoot, Tarczewski shoots 59.1% from the field, but all three are lock down defenders. Arizona’s front line was brilliant defensively in the second half against Stanford in the first matchup. If it plays a full 40 minutes defensively the way that it did in the second half in the rematch, the Cardinal will be in some trouble. 

Final Score Prediction – Arizona Wildcats 74, Stanford Cardinal 55