UCLA vs Stanford Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 1 (Bruins' Scoring Efficiency Pays Off in Pac-12 Showdown)

Devon Platana
UCLA vs Stanford prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
UCLA vs Stanford prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Marcio Jose Sanchez
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UCLA vs Stanford Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 21 UCLA Bruins (5-2, 0-0 Pac-12) vs. Stanford Cardinal (3-4, 0-0 Pac-12)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Maples Pavilion — Stanford, CA
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Dec. 1, including a Pac-12 showdown between the No. 21 UCLA Bruins and Stanford Cardinal.

Back-to-back losses had UCLA fans worried, however, the team has since battled back with two straight wins — including an 81-60 victory over Bellarmine on Sunday. Meanwhile, Stanford has alternated between wins and losses for the majority of the early season, picking up a 56-48 loss to Memphis in its last outing over the weekend.

Can UCLA continue its winning ways with a third consecutive victory? Or will Stanford stop its Pac-12 rival's momentum with a strong performance at Maples Pavilion?

UCLA vs Stanford Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: UCLA: (-275) | STAN: (+220)
Spread: UCLA: -6.5 (-110) | STAN: +6.5 (-110)
Total: 136.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

UCLA enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 136.5 points, which is average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

UCLA vs Stanford Prediction & Pick

UCLA has dominated Stanford over the years, winning 119 of the previous 165 head-to-head meetings. The Bruins actually beat the Cardinal twice during the 2021-22 season, outscoring their Pac-12 rivals by a combined 32 points in those collisions.

Nothing about Stanford's play this year suggests that it'll change its fortunes tonight. Stanford generates four more turnovers per game (14.3, T-No. 245) than UCLA (10.1, T-No. 19). On top of that, Cardinal are also shooting the ball worse from the floor over their last three games (37.4%) than they have overall this season (42.3%).

Turnovers and inaccurate shooting will make it tough for Stanford to keep pace with a UCLA team averaging 83.0 points (T-No. 19) while shooting 50.4% from the field (No. 9) and 39.1% from three-point range (No. 24).

Back the Bruins proving why they're one of the most elite teams in the country.

Final Score Prediction: UCLA: 78 | Stanford: 62

UCLA vs Stanford Betting Trends

- UCLA is 14-6 straight up in its last 20 games against Stanford.
- Stanford is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the over in five of UCLA's last six games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Stanford's last five games against UCLA.

UCLA vs Stanford Best Bet

Another UCLA-Stanford showdown means viewers can expect a decent amount of points on the board. The total has gone over in 10 of the last 12 meetings between these Pac-12 rivalries, including each of the last five played in Stanford.

If that's not convincing enough, the Bruins and Cardinal have combined for over 136.5 points in eight of their last 10 matchups. With the two sides averaging a combined 149.6 PPG this season, back the over being hit tonight.

Bet: Over 136.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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