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Stanford favored by 11.5 against Denver on Sunday

Denver PioneersStanford Cardinal
Dec 2, 5:00 PM | Maples Pavilion

Denver Pioneers vs Stanford Cardinal Odds

1-4TEAM RECORD5-3

The Stanford Cardinal will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Denver Pioneers at Maples Pavilion on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.

The Cardinal sit at 5-3 (2-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Pioneers are currently 1-4 (0-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Stanford is 1-3 OU, and Denver is 1-1 OU.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cardinal as 11.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Cardinal and the No. 197-rated Pioneers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-59 win for the Cardinal on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Stanford has the nation's No. 159-rated offensive output, at 69.1 PPG. The visiting Pioneers defense ranks No. 91 allowing on average 61.8 PPG. The Cardinal FG% has averaged 38.8% so far, more than the Pioneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.6% per game.

Defensively, Denver features the nation's No. 75-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Stanford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.

Denver lost its last outing, a 61-50 result against Southern Miss on November 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Royce O'Neale scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Pioneers to a win (they lost 61-50 to Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum on Tuesday).

Stanford was a 68-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Seattle. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as favorites. Andy Brown scored 17 points leading the Cardinal to a 68-57 victory over Seattle at Maples Pavilion on Wednesday.

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Southern Miss are 2-0
After a loss are 7-3

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing UC Davis are 4-1
After playing Seattle are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Pioneers at Cardinal trends to consider:
Denver is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Denver is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Stanford is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Stanford is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Denver home to Mercer, Wednesday, December 5
Stanford home to UC Davis, Saturday, December 15

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