Stanford Cardinal versus UCLA Bruins Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Odds Preview 2-16-2013

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The 18-7 UCLA Bruins will be the road team in PAC 12 conference action when they take on the 15-10 Stanford Cardinal in an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday afternoon. Tip off time from Stanford is scheduled for 4PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The odds from this NCAA college basketball game has the home team Stanford Cardinal favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 141 ½ points. There has been a ½ point move on Stanford as the Cardinal opened as a -4 point favorite a few hours ago.

The teams last met on January 5th with UCLA earning the 68-60 home win against Stanford as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 151 points.

UCLA has a true road record this season of 3-2. The club is 8-4 versus the PAC 12 conference. On the road in conference the Bruins have wins against Utah, Colorado and Arizona with an 18 point loss at Arizona St and a 76-63 road defeat on Thursday to the California Golden Bears as a +2 point underdog. The total came in at under 143 points. UCLA fell behind 47-22 at the half in the blowout loss. They shot just 37.7% from the floor along with 9 of 19 from three. They allowed California 50% shooting and to pull down ten more rebounds than the Bruins. Jordan Adams led UCLA with 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting. The Bruins are a top ten percent scoring offense in college basketball pushing across 75 points a game.

The Cardinal on their home court has a mark of 10-3 on the year. Stanford is 6-6 versus PAC 12 teams. At home against conference opponents the team has wins against Washington St, California, Oregon and Oregon St with losses to Washington and on Thursday in a 65-64 home defeat to the USC Trojans as a -9 point betting favorite. The game ended under 136 ½ points Stanford fell behind 35-23 at the half in the loss. The Cardinal shot 44.3% from the floor along with 6 of 21 from three. They lose the game at the free throw line missing 8 of 12 shots. The team allowed USC 41.5% shooting. Josh Huestis led Stanford with 22 points and 6 rebounds on 10 of 13 shooting. Stanford struggles shooting the basketball as they rank in the bottom third of college basketball by hitting on just 41.4% from the field.