Wednesday college basketball odds: Stanford at No. 7 Arizona
Stanford already has upset Pac-12 co-leader Oregon recently and now the Cardinal look to pull an even biggest surprise Wednesday at Arizona, which opened as a 10-point favorite on WagerWeb.com. Check our current odds.
The Cardinal enter off an 81-73 win over Oregon State. Josh Huestis hit a key basket among his 16 points and then made a key block in the final minute. Chasson Randle scored 20 points for the Cardinal (14-8, 5-4 Pac-12), who have won three in a row and five of their last seven. Dwight Powell added 14 points and John Gage scored 12. Huestis, who also had 13 rebounds, blocked a shot by Devon Collier in the final minute that helped Stanford stop the Beavers, who were within two points.
Arizona won 79-65 at Washington State on Saturday. Solomon Hill scored 18 points in the first half as Arizona beat Washington State for the fifth straight time. Hill made six of eight 3-pointers in the first half as Arizona built a lead it never lost. Guard Mark Lyons, who had three fouls in the first half, led Arizona with 20 points. Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski added 10 each for Arizona (19-2, 7-2 Pac-12), which swept the Washington schools on the road. Arizona ranks as the Pac-12′s second-highest scoring team at 74.8 points per game. The Wildcats shoot 36.0 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the foul line.
Arizona owns a 54-29 all-time advantage and has won six straight in the series, which dates back to the 1937-38 campaign. Arizona collected a 56-43 victory last year at Maples Pavilion in the only meeting between the schools. Close games have been the norm as 20 of the last 26 contests decided by 10 points or less. Stanford’s most recent victory in Tucson came back on Feb. 16, 2008, when a last-second block by Robin Lopez secured a 67-66 victory. Stanford is 4-11 all-time against top-25 teams under head coach Johnny Dawkins. The Cardinal is 1-2 against such teams this year. Arizona enters the game ranked No. 7 in both polls, meaning the Wildcats would be the highest-ranked opponent Stanford has beaten since a 75-68 win over No. 3/2 UCLA on Jan. 28, 2007.
WagerWeb.com trends: Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona. Underdog is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings. Cardinal are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. Road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.