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Arizona State Sun Devils vs Stanford Cardinal Odds
Stanford looks to cover the Cardinal-Sun Devils pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 18-13 mark when they host Arizona State in college basketball wagering action.
The Pac 12 Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. MGM Grand Garden Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Cardinal bring a 18-13 record (13-16 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-11 Sun Devils, who are 15-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Stanford go 14-12 so far and the Sun Devils go 7-16.
The Cardinal were listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 58-ranked Cardinal and the No. 101-rated Sun Devils in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-73 win for the Cardinal on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Stanford has the nation's No. 91-rated offensive output, at 70.9 PPG. The visiting Sun Devils defense ranks No. 156 allowing on average 65.7 PPG. The Cardinal FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Sun Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arizona State owns the country's No. 174-rated mark, allowing 69.5 points per game on the highway. Stanford, on the other hand, rates No. 154 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Arizona State, they were a 73-58 loser as they battled Arizona on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Carrick Felix scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Sun Devils to a win (they lost 73-58 to Arizona at McKale Center on Saturday).
Last time out for Stanford, they were an 83-70 winner as they battled California on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. Chasson Randle scored 20 points leading the Cardinal to an 83-70 victory over California at Haas Pavilion on Wednesday.
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing California are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Sun Devils at Cardinal trends to consider:
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games