Arizona Wildcats At Stanford Cardinal: College Basketball Preview And Insights – January 20, 2022

Written By Staff on January 20, 2022 - Last Updated on July 25, 2022

The Stanford Cardinal (10-5, 3-2 Pac-12) are heavy underdogs (+11.5) as they look to extend a three-game home winning streak when they square off against the No. 3 Arizona Wildcats (14-1, 4-0 Pac-12) on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Maples Pavilion. The matchup airs at 11:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The matchup has a point total of 150.

Stanford has taken both of its last two head-to-head meetings with Arizona. The Cardinal have an advantage against the spread as well (2-0) when taking on the Wildcats.

Game facts: Arizona at Stanford

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Stanford, California
  • Arena: Maples Pavilion

Key players for Arizona

  • The Wildcats scoring leader is Bennedict Mathurin, who puts up 18.0 points per game.
  • Arizona is led in rebounding by Christian Koloko’s 7.1 rebounds per game and assists by Kerr Kriisa’s 5.4 assists per game.
  • Kriisa is the top three-point shooter for the Wildcats, knocking down 2.7 per game.
  • Arizona’s steals leader is Dalen Terry, who grabs 1.3 per game. Koloko leads the team averaging 3.3 blocks a game.

Arizona’s last game vs Utah

In their last game, Arizona defeated Utah, 82-64 on January 15, 2022. The Wildcats failed to cover the spread (-19.0) and the game went under the total (159.0). The top players from the game, including Azuolas Tubelis, are shown in the table below.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Azuolas Tubelis 32* 8* 5 14-24 0-2
Justin Kier 6 6 8 2-11 2-8*
Christian Koloko 16 5 1 7-7 0-0

Key players for Stanford

  • Harrison Ingram is at the top of the Cardinal scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 11.9 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game this season.
  • The Stanford leader in assists is Michael O’Connell with 4.0 assists per game.
  • Spencer Jones is tops from three-point range for the Cardinal, hitting 1.4 treys per game.
  • Jones is a defensive force for Stanford, leading the team in both steals (1.1 per game) and blocks (0.6 per game).

Stanford’s last game vs Washington

Stanford lost to Washington, 67-64 in their last game on January 15, 2022. The Cardinal covered the spread (+1.0) and the game went under the total (141.5). Here are the box scores for the top players in Stanford’s last game.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Brandon Angel 13* 1 2 5-8 2-4*
Lukas Kisunas 10 12* 1 3-4 0-0
Isa Silva 7 2 2 2-2 1-1

Arizona insights

  • The Wildcats make 49.9% of their shots from the field this season, which is 6.3 percentage points higher than the Cardinal have allowed to their opponents (43.6%).
  • In games Arizona shoots better than 43.6% from the field, it is 7-4-1 against the spread and 12-1 overall.
  • The Wildcats average 19.8 more points per game (88.5) than the Cardinal give up (68.7).
  • When Arizona totals more than 68.7 points, it is 8-4-1 against the spread and 14-1 overall.
  • The Wildcats average 43.3 rebounds per game, outrebounding the Cardinal by 5.4 boards per contest.
  • When Arizona earns the rebounding advantage they are 8-5-1 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Stanford is 1-0-0.

Bet on Arizona at Stanford

Arizona vs Stanford Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Arizona -11.5 150 -115 -105 -600 435

Insights for betting on Arizona

  • Arizona and its opponents have hit the over on this game’s total (150 points) nine times this season.
  • Arizona has compiled a 9-5-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Wildcats are 7-3-1 ATS when playing as at least 11.5-point favorites.
  • The Wildcats have yet to lose a game they played as the moneyline favorite this season, going 12-0.
  • Arizona has played 10 times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -600 or shorter, and claimed a victory in each game.

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Game prediction

Spread Pick Arizona (-11.5)
Total Pick Under (150)
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