Bruins After Hat Trick
The No. 21 UCLA Bruins begin their Pac-12 schedule, traveling to Palo Alto and a game against Stanford Cardinal Thursday night. UCLA has won its last couple of a two-game losing streak and is considered one of the favorites in the conference race. Stanford has alternated wins and losses over its last five, with a loss to Memphis in the ESPN Events Invitational last out. Check out our in-depth preview of this game before you make your bet online.
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UCLA Back to Winning
Having lost (twice) in Las Vegas in mid-November, the UCLA Bruins have come back with a pair of wins to right their ship heading into the Pac-12 season.
“I know we dropped two in Vegas, but since then we’ve improved dramatically,” senior guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. said about the team’s preparation for Stanford. “I think that’s definitely the sign of a good team that’s going to continue to improve throughout the season.”
Jaquez is coming off a 27-point, seven-rebound, four-steal performance in Sunday’s win over Bellarmine. He is averaging 16.7 points, six rebounds, and 1.4 steals per contest.
Freshman guard Amari Bailey has been strong since the Las Vegas trip, averaging 15½ points, six assists, and two steals in the last couple. Bailey is averaging 10.3 points and three assists on the season and could see an even bigger role as the season unfolds.
The Bruins are hoping junior guard Jaylen Clark returns. He missed the Bellarmine game with a non-COVID-19 illness. Clark is averaging 15.7 points and a team-high 7.7 boards this season.
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Stanford Needs to Score
The Stanford Cardinal have been inconsistent offensively, averaging just 63.3 points per game this season. In losing to Memphis this past Sunday, the Cardinal scored just 48 points.
Senior forward Spencer Jones is the team leader at just 10.7 points per game. Jones is also sixth in the Pac-12 with 1½ blocks per contest. Right behind Jones is sophomore forward Harrison Ingram (10.4 ppg), along with a team-leading 3.3 assists per contest. He’s second on the squad with 5.4 rebounds per game. Senior guard Michael Jones is the team’s third double-figure scorer, 10.3 points per game in his first season with the Cardinal. Jones was a graduate transfer (via Davidson) in the offseason.
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UCLA vs Stanford Head-To-Head
The UCLA Bruins are eyeing a third straight win over the Stanford Cardinal. UCLA has an overall 119-46 advantage in the series (dating to 1949-50). The college basketball lines for Thursday’s contest are favoring the visitors to come away with the win.
UCLA vs Stanford Game Information
- Game: UCLA (5-2, 0-0 Pac-12) vs Stanford (3-4, 0-0 Pac-12)
- Day/Time: Thursday, Dec. 1st, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Maples Pavilion, Stanford, CA
- UCLA vs Stanford Live Stream: TBS.com
UCLA vs Stanford Betting Lines
UCLA vs Stanford Picks & Prediction
The UCLA Bruins are playing better of late and have plenty of weapons, while the Stanford Cardinal are struggling offensively. Expect the Bruins to take over this game early, earn a conference victory on the road. When making your college basketball picks, take UCLA to win and cover on the road.
The UCLA Bruins are listed at -275 in our Vegas NCAAB lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Bruins, you have a chance to win $36. The Stanford Cardinal are +225, offering a chance to win $225 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the UCLA Bruins a 73.33% chance to win, with the Stanford Cardinal at 30.77%.