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Postseason NIT - Alabama Crimson Tide vs Stanford Cardinal Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Stanford CardinalAlabama Crimson Tide
March 23, 12:00 PM | Coleman Coliseum

Stanford Cardinal vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

19-14TEAM RECORD22-12

The Alabama Crimson Tide will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Stanford Cardinal at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Crimson Tide sit at 22-12 (15-15 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cardinal are currently 19-14 (13-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Alabama is 8-22 OU, and Stanford is 15-13 OU.

View Stanford vs Alabama Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 97 (Crimson Tide) and the No. 69 (Cardinal) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-69 result in favor of the Crimson Tide has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Alabama's No. 277 nationally ranked offense (63.1 points per game) against a Cardinal defense that sits as the No. 169 at 66.5 PPG. The Crimson Tide have been averaging 43% from the field, more than the Cardinal have managed so far this season (41.9% on average).

Defensively, Stanford features the nation's No. 175-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 301 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Stanford, they were a 58-57 winner as they battled Stephen F. Austin at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Stanford earned a 58-57 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday, getting 12 points from Dwight Powell at Maples Pavilion.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 62-43 winner as they battled Northeastern at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. Alabama got 13 points from Levi Randolph en route to a 62-43 victory over Northeastern on Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum.

A few Cardinal at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games on the road
Stanford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Alabama's last 19 games
Alabama is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Stanford at Alabama, Monday, March 25
Alabama home to Stanford, Monday, March 25