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Stanford vs Texas Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 18th Betting Odds
Cardinal vs Longhorns Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Stanford Cardinal at Texas Longhorns
- Where: Dallas at American Airlines Center
- Date: Sunday, December 18th
- Betting Odds: Stanford +10.5, STAN +444 | TX -625 O/U 132.5
Through 10 games, the Stanford Cardinal have an overall record of 4-6. On the road, the Cardinal will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 0-3. So far, the Cardinal have been the underdog 6 times, going 0-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +10.5 underdogs on the spread.
Stanford will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Spencer Jones who is averaging 11.67 points per game for the Cardinal. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cardinal’s offensive gameplan is the play of Harrison Ingram who has hit 36.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.8 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Stanford this season, as they are currently ranked 348th in college basketball at 66.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinal’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 262nd in the NCAA.
Texas heads into this matchup having played 9 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-1. This will be the team’s 10th straight game at home this year. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Longhorns as the -10.5 point favorites. The Longhorns have been favored 9 times, going 8-1 straight up.
Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marcus Carr who is averaging 15.44 points per game for the Longhorns. Carr is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Longhorns’ offensive gameplan is the play of Tyrese Hunter who has hit 49.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.78 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas this season, as they are currently ranked 295th in college basketball at 68.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Longhorns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 354th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Stanford Cardinal +10.5
When looking at the betting lines for this showdown between the Texas Longhorns and Stanford Cardinal, our analysis likes the value of taking Stanford to put up a fight as the 10.5 point underdogs. Pace of play should be a big factor in this matchup, as both sides prefer to grind the clock and make their opponents defend. With this game likely featuring a limited number of possessions, there will be less opportunity for Texas to pull away and cover the spread as -10.5 point favorites. Despite Stanford sitting at just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as the underdog, for today’s game, we will be locking in the Cardinal at +10.5.