March Madness - Kansas Stanford Betting Preview
|Stanford Cardinal||Kansas Jayhawks|
|22-12||March 23, 2014, 12:15 | Scottrade Center||25-9|
The Kansas Jayhawks will be up against the Stanford Cardinal - who are 0-6 ATS in their last six games in the Round of 32 - on Sunday as those schools meet in a 2 vs. 10 matchup in South Region action on the March Madness betting lines.
The Jayhawks currently sport a 25-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 17-17 ATS. The Cardinal are 22-12 and 18-12-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jayhawks produce a 18-15-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinal have gone 14-18 against the number.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Jayhawks and the No. 123-ranked Cardinal, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
Stanford was a 58-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against New Mexico. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cardinal grabbed a 58-53 win over the Lobos on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Chasson Randle at Scottrade Center.
Last time out for Kansas, they were an 80-69 winner as they battled Eastern Kentucky at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points leading the Jayhawks to an 80-69 victory over Eastern Kentucky at Scottrade Center on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas's No. 16-ranked scoring average of 79.62 PPG, against a Cardinal defense rated No. 94 and allowing 68.18 PPG. The Jayhawks FG% has averaged 49.81% to date this season, more than the Cardinal shooters have managed so far (46.23% per game).
A few Cardinal at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Stanford is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Stanford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games
Kansas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Kansas is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games