Stanford Cardinal visit Minnesota Golden Gophers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Stanford Cardinal vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
The Stanford Cardinal will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Gophers in Minnesota at Atlantis Resort on Saturday in college basketball action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Atlantis Resort).
Supporters of the Cardinal have watched them go 4-2 and 1-4 ATS on the year, while the Golden Gophers are at 5-1 and 4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Gophers are 2-1, while the Cardinal have a 1-2 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 110 (Golden Gophers) and the No. 49 (Cardinal) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-74 result in favor of the Golden Gophers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the nation's No. 78-rated offensive output, at 75.5 PPG. The visiting Cardinal defense ranks No. 121 allowing on average 63.2 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 47.6% so far, more than the Cardinal marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.1% per game.
Defensively, Stanford features the nation's No. 91-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.
Stanford was a 66-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Iowa. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Northern Iowa got 12 points from Jake Koch but lost anyway, 66-50, to Stanford on Friday at Atlantis Resort.
Minnesota was an 84-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Memphis. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Memphis got 15 points from D.J. Stephens but lost anyway, 84-75, to Minnesota on Friday at Atlantis Resort.
Stanford home to Seattle, Wednesday, November 28
Minnesota at Florida State, Tuesday, November 27