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Northwestern Wildcats home to Stanford Cardinal in NCAA Basketball betting action

Stanford CardinalNorthwestern Wildcats
Dec 21, 9:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Stanford Cardinal vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

7-4TEAM RECORD8-3

Welsh-Ryan Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Northwestern Wildcats and the visiting Stanford Cardinal in college hoops action on Friday.

The Wildcats sit at 8-3 (4-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cardinal are currently 7-4 (4-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northwestern is 4-2 OU, and Stanford is 3-4 OU.

View Stanford vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 54-ranked Wildcats and the No. 55-rated Cardinal in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-73 win for the Wildcats on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northwestern's No. 169-ranked offense, averaging 68.2 PPG, against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 130 at 63.6 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, more than the Cardinal marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Stanford owns the country's No. 202-rated mark, allowing 72 points per game on the highway. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 258 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Stanford, they were an 88-79 loser as they battled North Carolina State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. Stanford got 23 points from Dwight Powell but lost anyway, 88-79, to North Carolina State on Tuesday at PNC Arena.

Northwestern won its last outing, a 74-68 result against Texas State on December 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 15-point favorite. The Wildcats got 18 points from Dave Sobolewski as Northwestern ran past Texas State 74-68 on Monday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing North Carolina State are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Brown are 3-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinal at Wildcats trends to consider:
Stanford is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Stanford is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Northwestern is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Northwestern is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Stanford home to Lafayette, Saturday, December 29
Northwestern home to Brown, Sunday, December 23