Arizona vs Stanford Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 9 Pac-12 Tournament (Wildcats Send Cardinals Packing)

Tyler Maher
Find Arizona vs. Stanford predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more in March 9 Pac-12 Tournament action.
Find Arizona vs. Stanford predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more in March 9 Pac-12 Tournament action. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Arizona vs Stanford Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Pac-12 Tournament Game
  • No. 8 Arizona (25-6, 14-6 Pac-12) vs. Stanford (14-18, 7-13 Pac-12)
  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Coverage: Pac-12 Network

After knocking off Utah with a 73-62 win on Wednesday, Stanford moves on to face Arizona in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament on Thursday. The winner of this game will advance to the semifinals on Friday, so there's a lot on the line for both teams in tonight's matchup.

Will Stanford win again and keep climbing the ladder? Or will Arizona prevail in its first conference tournament game?

Arizona vs Stanford Odds & Spread

As expected, the No. 2 seed (Arizona) is the heavy favorite here against the No. 10 seed (Stanford) on both the spread and moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This game also has a high total of 154.5 points, which is well above average for Thursday's contests.

Arizona vs Stanford Betting Trends

  • Arizona's record against the spread is 15-16-0.
  • Against the spread as 8.5-point favorites or more, the Wildcats are 8-10.
  • This year, 17 of Arizona's 31 games have hit the over.
  • Against the spread, Stanford is 17-15-0 this season.
  • The Cardinal are yet to lose ATS (2-0) as a 8.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • There have been 18 Stanford games (out of 32) that went over the total this season.
Arizona Rank Arizona AVG Stanford AVG Stanford Rank
4th 83.1 Points Scored 69.9 218th
236th 71.9 Points Allowed 67.5 103rd
10th 36.3 Rebounds 32.1 156th
134th 9.0 Off. Rebounds 9.3 105th
56th 8.6 3pt Made 7.9 116th
2nd 19.3 Assists 14.7 69th
299th 13.2 Turnovers 11.7 157th

Arizona vs Stanford Prediction & Pick

Stanford has had a weird year, going 14-18 during the regular season (including 7-13 in conference play) despite averaging 2.4 more points scored than allowed per game. That kind of point differential typically results in a winning record, and sure enough the Cardinal are 9-6 over their last 15 games.

That's encouraging, but still probably not enough to beat Arizona. The Wildcats are one of the best teams in the nation and a top contender to win the NCAA Tournament this year. Their offense is pure dynamite, ranking fourth in the country with 83.1 points per game, which has helped them overcome a mediocre defense.

Arizona did stumble to the finish line a bit, however, going 3-3 to close out the regular season and losing to Stanford, 88-79, on Feb. 11. It was a rare off night for the Wildcats sandwiched between a pair of blowout victories, so you probably shouldn't read too much into that one.

All things considered, Arizona is the better team and will get its revenge tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Arizona: 83 | Stanford: 72

Arizona vs Stanford Best Bet

Even with such a considerable spread, the Wildcats are still worth taking. They routinely blew teams out of the water during the regular season with an average scoring differential of 11.2 points per game. They're also well-rested and will have the added motivation factor of avenging their loss to the Cardinal last month.

Expect a bounce-back performance from Arizona and a win by double digits.

Bet: Arizona Wildcats -8.5 (-120)

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