Game Time: 10:30 pm ET, Thursday, December 1, 2022
Venue: Stanford Maples Pavilion, Stanford, CA
Where to Watch: ESPN2
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: UCLA -5, Stanford +5; Over/Under: 136.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: UCLA -5, Stanford +5; Over/Under: 136.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: UCLA -5, Stanford +5; Over/Under: 136.5 points
UCLA Bruins: 5-2 (4th place, PAC-12)
Stanford Cardinal: 3-4 (11th place, PAC-12)
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UCLA Bruins: 5-2 L10
Stanford Cardinal: 3-4 L10
UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal Preview and Analysis
UCLA is coming into this game with a 5-2 record overall and they are 0-0 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game on a 2 game winning streak with wins coming against the Pepperdine Waves and the Bellarmine Knights in their last game. Jaime Jaquez Jr. led the team in points in that game with 27 while Adem Bona was next on the team with 16 points. Tyger Campbell led the team in assists in that game with 10 while Jaime Jaquez Jr. led the team in rebounds with 7. They were 60.8% from the field, 18.8% from 3-point range, and 72.7% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 83 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 63.9 PPG against them. UCLA has an ATS record of 4-3 this season and their O/U record is 5-2.
Stanford is coming into this game with a 3-4 record overall and they are 2-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off of a loss against the Memphis Tigers in their last game. Harrison Ingram and Spencer Jones each led the team in points in that game with 10 while Isa Silva, Max Murrell, and Jarvis Moss each were next on the team with 6 points. Harrison Ingram led the team in assists in that game with 4 while Maxime Raynaud led the team in rebounds with 9. They were 29.3% from the field, 30.3% from 3-point range, and 66.7% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 66.6 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 63.3 PPG against them. Stanford has an ATS record of 2-5 this season and their O/U record is 2-5.
UCLA vs Stanford Prediction
The current betting odds have UCLA listed as a 5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. UCLA has already taken 2 losses this season and they haven't looked as good as they have looked in previous years, but they still have a lot of good players from last season and their 2 losses both came against some pretty good teams. Both of their losses were against ranked opponents including a loss to Baylor who is the 6th ranked team in the country. UCLA still has a very good team and with this being the 1st game of the conference schedule for both teams, they will be taking this game very seriously as they push for the win. Stanford hasn't been very good this season as they have a record below .500 and have been struggling to beat good teams. The only thing they have going for them here is that they are at home and UCLA will be playing their 1st road game of the season here, but UCLA still has a lot of talent from last season's team and this is a team that knows how to win games when they aren't at home. The best way to place a bet here is on UCLA to cover the spread in this game.
UCLA Stanford Prediction: Our NCAAB Pick for Thursday, December 1, 2022 (10:30 pm ET start time) is UCLA 94 Stanford 78.
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NCAAB Betting Trends
UCLA Bruins: 26-17 ATS when the total is 130 to 139.5. 10-5 ATS off a home blowout win by 20 points or more. 42-20 UNDER in a road game where the total is 130 to 139.5.
Stanford Cardinal: 18-28 ATS when the total is 130 to 139.5. 2-12 ATS after allowing 60 points or less. 26-11 UNDER after a combined score of 110 points or less.
UCLA Bruins: J. Clark (G) Ques Thurs - Illness. W. McClendon (G) Out indefinitely - Knee.
Stanford Cardinal: None.
“Yeah, he’s close. Will’s very close. We were hoping for December, I don’t know what the date is, I just know we play Stanford Thursday but we’re closing in on December; he’s pretty close. I know he’s chomping at the bit; he asked me. I got a pretty high ACT score, one my sister was a little upset about since she went to Northwestern on an academic scholarship, but I’m not a doctor.” - Mick Cronin on Will McClendon and his injury status.
“Philosophically, I’m probably a little bit odd. I want to win as much as anybody, but I’m not willing to sacrifice and take shortcuts to get it done. I believe in the process. I believe in doing the little things. I believe in the ethics and morals. We’re trying to live by those things, and I believe if you do them over and over, the results will get here.” - Jerod Haase on his optimism coming into this season.
PPG: J. Jaquez Jr. (16.7)
APG: T. Campbell (4.9)
Reb/G: J. Clark (7.7)
PPG: S. Jones (10.7)
APG: H. Ingram (3.3)
Reb/G: M. Raynaud (6.1)
UCLA Bruins: Mick Cronin (4th season)
Stanford Cardinal: Jerod Haase (7th season)