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Sun Devils open as college hoops underdog vs Cardinal

Arizona State Sun Devils Stanford Cardinal
16-5 February 01, 2014, 04:00 | Maples Pavilion 13-7



The Stanford Cardinal will try to cover the spread at Maples Pavilion on Saturday when they get a visit from the Arizona State Sun Devils in NCAA basketball action.

The Cardinal sport a record of 13-7 and 11-6-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Sun Devils have 16-5 and 11-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-9 for the Cardinal and 7-12 for the Sun Devils.

View Arizona State Sun Devils vs Stanford Cardinal Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Stanford Cardinal as -4.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Cardinal - Sun Devils odds would favor the Sun Devils if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Stanford is rated No. 126 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arizona State is at No. 70.

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Arizona State won its last outing, an 89-78 result against California on January 29. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. Arizona State got 29 points from Jahii Carson en route to an 89-78 victory over California on Wednesday at Haas Pavilion.

In their last action, Stanford was a 60-57 loser at home against Arizona. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Dwight Powell scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinal to a win (they lost 60-57 to Arizona at Maples Pavilion on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sun Devils is ranked No. 86 in NCAA hoops at 36.81 per game. Contrast that with Stanford’s No. 97 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stanford is the No. 123-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Arizona State rates No. 19 at 8.29 per game.

A few Sun Devils at Cardinal trends to consider:
Arizona State is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games
Arizona State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Arizona State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Stanford is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Stanford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Stanford's last 7 games
Stanford is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Arizona State home to Oregon State, Thursday, February 6th
Stanford at California, Wednesday, February 5th