With just 10 days left in the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Regular season as on the 16th we begin March Madness 2016. This Saturday the 5th of March 2016 we have the 15.13 Stanford Cardinal (9th in Pac-12) playing the 23-7 Arizona Wildcats (3rd in Pac-12) playing at the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona with the tip-off for the game scheduled at 4 PM ET and seen on CBS TV.
The Arizona Wildcats are now at a tie for 3rd with the Bears of California in the Pac-12 after a great win this past Thursday over California, as G. York completed in the last 2:35 minutes of the game 3-3pointers which ended the Bear 7 game win streak as of late. With that win the Wildcats are seeking to continue with that momentum in the game on Saturday afternoon with the Golden Bears.
For the fans of the Pac-12 Stanford Cardinal 8-9 their last game on Thursday ended their 3 game win streak, after being upset by Arizona State, as they could not stop the duo of S. Goodman and E. Jacobsen who in that game for Arizona State they had a combined 30 points and 15 rebounds. The defeat actually lowered the Cardinals to 10 the Pac-12 to date.
As the move on the games will become more difficult since they have the Wildcats to overcome this Saturday since the Wildcats have won the ultimate 12 games against the Arizona Wildcats, and for Stanford to overcome that loss trend they will need a to step up their rebounding of offense. The Sun Devils in the past have had an incredible 15 rebounds offensively, and in that last game outscored the Cardinals 16-0. The Cardinals will also have to eliminate turnover, as Thursday they gave the ball up some 10 times. No they need improvement on turnovers and step up their scoring if they are to beat the Wildcats Saturday. In their ultimate 10 games on the road they are 3 and 7 against the spread.
If you’re a fan of the 11-6 Arizona Wildcats (Pac-12) your team broke their 2 game loss streak with a very difficult game with Golden Bears of California this past Thursday in the evening. In this game their star G. York who had struggled in their games with Utah and Colorado, as in the 2nd half he scored some 20 points including a 3-point completion with only 18 seconds remaining in the game, and the Wildcats scored the last 12 point in the game to take the win.
Now their goal is to win back to back games on Saturday night playing the Stanford Cardinal. If Arizona is to beat the Cardinals on Saturday, they must step up their offensive play and scoring since they have managed in their ultimate 2 games just 64 points in each game, and that’s the least by a Pac-12 team this season,
With the Stanford defense that has allowed opponents just 68.5 point each game to date, which ranks 95 in the NCAA. The Wildcats will be looking for their duo of R. Anderson and K, Tarczewski to duplicate their performance in their win over the Golden Bears as the 2 had 29 points combined and 23 rebounds in the win over the bears. In their ultimate 10 games at home the Cardinals are 5 and 5 against the spread.
The online sportsbook prediction for this Pac-12 rivalry game between the Cardinals of Arizona playing the Arizona Wildcats and the Wildcats proved to be too much offensively and rout the Cardinals and win the game 86-64!