Stanford Opens As Comfortable Favorite Against UCLA Monday

Written By Derek Helling on February 20, 2023
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With Arizona upsetting Utah on Friday night, Stanford vs UCLA becomes a little less crucial for the Cardinal in terms of a Pac-12 regular-season title. Stanford is still a heavy favorite on the moneyline at legal online North American sportsbooks Monday, however.

The Cardinals dispatched UCLA with relative ease on the road earlier this season, making them easier to elect at home on President’s Day. For bettors, taking them to cover is a matter of to what degree the Cardinal is playing for seeding in the national championship tournament.

Stanford vs UCLA details

Following are all the particulars for bettors and fans heading into a game between No. 3 Stanford and No. 17 UCLA.

  • Tip-off: 9 p.m. ET, Monday, Feb. 20
  • Venue: Maples Pavilion, Stanford, CA
  • Broadcast: ESPN2
  • Streaming: ESPN+
  • Previous matchup: Jan. 13, 2023, at UCLA, Cardinal over Bruins 72-59
  • Team records: Stanford 25-3 (13-2 Pac-12). UCLA 21-6 (10-5 Pac-12)
  • Last games: Stanford; 50-47 win vs USC on Feb. 17. UCLA; 67-54 win at Cal on Feb. 17
  • Series history: Stanford 67, UCLA 27. The Cardinal has won the last three consecutive meetings and eight of the last 10 played in Stanford.

The lines on Stanford vs UCLA

As of 2 p.m. ET, legal Canadian and US sportsbooks are offering action on this contest.

BetRivers/PlaySugarhouse SportsbookUCLA +14 -115
Stanford -14 -115
Over 133.5 -115
Under 133.5 -115
UCLA +440
Stanford -1115
Caesars SportsbookUCLA +13.5 -110
Stanford -13.5 -110
Over 132.5 -110
Under 132.5 -110
UCLA +800
Stanford -1400
DraftKings SportsbookUCLA +13.5 -110
Stanford -13.5 -110
Over 132.5 -110
Under 132.5 -110
UCLA +850
Stanford -1600
FanDuel SportsbookUCLA +13.5 -120
Stanford -13.5 -110
UCLA +600
Stanford -1300

Handicapping Stanford vs UCLA

While Stanford may have won eight of its last 10 true home games against UCLA, it has dropped two of the last four such contests. Both teams come into this contest with a good amount of momentum, Stanford having won its past three and UCLA its last four.

Whether UCLA can upset the spread on Monday will be all about defying Stanford’s defensive prowess. The Cardinal is holding opponents to under 33% shooting on the season so far. Stanford is also averaging outscoring opponents by 20 points per game.

On the other hand, the total might depend on how motivated the Cardinal is to win this game convincingly. With Utah’s loss, Stanford now has a game in the Pac-12 standings over the Utes plus a head-to-head win earlier this season. That gives them some breathing room chasing not only the Pac-12 regular-season title but the top seed in the conference tournament as well.

At the same time, the Cardinal is playing to retain a No. 1 seed in the national tournament and maybe even snag the top overall seed. For that reason, they could want to look as dominant as possible Monday night as chances to impress are running out.

Other top 25 action for Monday

Over in the Big Ten, No. 13 Ohio State visits No. 12 Michigan at 7 p.m. ET. Legal online sportsbooks are on this contest as well.

BetRivers/PlaySugarhouse SportsbookOhio State +4 -115
Michigan -4 -115
Over 143.5 -115
Under 143.5 -115
Ohio State +128
Michigan -177
Caesars SportsbookOhio State +4.5 -110
Michigan -4.5 -110
Over 144 -110
Under 144 -110
Ohio State +160
Michigan -190
DraftKings SportsbookOhio State +4.5 -110
Michigan -4.5 -110
Over 143.5 -110
Under 143.5 -110
Ohio State +165
Michigan -205
FanDuel SportsbookOhio State +4.5 -120
Michigan -4.5 -110
Over 143.5 -120
Under 143.5 -110
Ohio State +145
Michigan -200
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Derek Helling is the assistant managing editor of PlayUSA and the managing editor of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of the gambling industry with business, the law, and technology.

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