Even if the 18-11 Stanford Cardinal win this tilt against the mighty 5th-ranked Arizona Wildcats they are still a long-shot bubble team come Selection Sunday.
Saturday at No. 5/6 Arizona marks fourth game vs. top-10 foe: http://t.co/5LQcf84Y2L | Meanwhile, Cardinal has won 7 of last 12 vs. top-25.
— Stanford Men's Hoops (@stanfordbball) March 6, 2015
Unfortunately for Stanford they play on the road in Tuscon, Arizona where the Wildcats have won seven games in a row and the Cardinal are riding a two-game losing streak.
A Closer Look At The Stanford Vs Arizona Odds, Analyzing My Free Pick & How To Watch The Game Online
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
Radio: Stanford Vs Arizona
Live NCAA Men’s Basketball Odds
Stanford’s Projected Starting Lineup: Stefan Nastic (C), Anthony Brown (F), Michael Humphrey (F), Marcus Allen (G), Chasson Randle (G).
Arizona’s Projected Starting Lineup: Kaleb Tarczewski (C), Stanley Johnson (F), Brandon Ashley (F), Brandon Ashley (F), T.J. McConnell (G).
On Saturday, both teams will close the regular season as they meet for the second time this season. The Wildcats won the first meeting back on January 22 when they beat the Cardinal 89-82, with the help of Stanley Johnson’s 19 points.
"It was a really unique game," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "We were in dire straits because of our foul trouble. It’s not easy to play through those moments."
The Wildcats have won the last ten games in the head-to-head series against Stanford and have covered the college basketball betting spread in seven of those ten wins. The previous meeting this season had the Cardinal as 3.5-point underdogs and saw Arizona cover the spread away from home.
Senior guard Chasson Randle (19.4 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.1 APG) and senior forward Anthony Brown (15.2 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 0.3 BLKPG) lead the Stanford Cardinal. The offense averages 73.4 PPG (44th), shooting 43.8% from the field (159th) while dishing out a combined 12.4 assists per game (193rd). Stanford’s defense allows 66.3 PPG (164th) and grabs 37.5 rebounds per game (44th).
— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) March 6, 2015
Arizona is led by freshman forward Stanley Johnson (14.1 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.8 APG), and junior forward Brandon Ashley (11.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 0.6 APG). The Wildcats offense averages 75.4 points per game (28th), shooting 48.6% from the field and adding 13.3 assists per game (103rd). Arizona’s defense allows 58.5 (18th) and pull in a combined 37.0 rebounds per game (53th).
Stanford is 1-3-1 SU in its last five games on the road, 2-5 ATS in its last seven games on the road, 0-5 SU in its last five games when playing on the road against Arizona. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Stanford’s last ten games on the road.
Arizona 6-1 SU in its last seven games, 6-0 SU in its last six games, 5-0 SU in its last five games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona’s last seven games at home.
Stanford hasn’t beaten Arizona since a 76-60 home victory on Jan. 4, 2009.