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Lafayette Leopards visit Stanford Cardinal in college basketball clash

Lafayette LeopardsStanford Cardinal
Dec 29, 10:30 PM | Maples Pavilion

Lafayette Leopards vs Stanford Cardinal Odds


Stanford looks to cover the Cardinal-Leopards pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-4 mark when they host Lafayette in college basketball wagering action.

Stanford will face the 5-9 Leopards, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinal are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Leopards are 0-1 favoring the OVER.

View Lafayette vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinal - Leopards odds would favor the Cardinal if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Stanford is rated No. 47 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Lafayette is at No. 341. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-61 win for the Cardinal.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Stanford's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 70.7 PPG, against a Leopards defense that ranks No. 323 at 75.5 PPG. The Cardinal field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Leopards marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 325-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.7 points per game. Stanford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Lafayette, they were a 75-50 loser as they battled Minnesota on the road. They covered in the match as a 30-point underdog. Lafayette was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Minnesota and falling by a 75-50 score at Williams Arena.

Stanford won its last outing, a 70-68 result against Northwestern on December 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The Cardinal grabbed a 70-68 win over the Wildcats on Friday, behind an 18 -point effort from Josh Huestis at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing USC are 1-9
After playing Northwestern are 2-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Leopards at Cardinal trends to consider:
Stanford is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Stanford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Lafayette home to NJIT, Wednesday, January 2
Stanford at USC, Thursday, January 3