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NCAAB betting line favors Cardinal over Bulldogs

Butler BulldogsStanford Cardinal
Dec 22, 9:00 PM | Maples Pavilion

Butler Bulldogs vs Stanford Cardinal Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Stanford Cardinal try to run the Bulldogs off the court at Maples Pavilion in college hoops action.

Stanford will face the 5-7 Bulldogs, who own a 1-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinal are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 5-4 favoring the OVER.

View Butler vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinal are listed as 11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Cardinal and the No. 73-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-65 win for the Cardinal on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Stanford's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 74.7 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 128 at 64.6 PPG. The Cardinal field goal percentage has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.8% per game.

Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Stanford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Butler was a 71-55 loser on the road against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as underdogs. Butler suffered a 71-55 loss against Gonzaga on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Erik Fromm in a losing effort at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Stanford was a 75-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bethune-Cookman. Stanford earned a 75-56 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Monday, getting 16 points from Anthony Brown at Maples Pavilion.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 7-3
After playing Gonzaga are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UCLA are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Butler's last 13 games on the road
Butler is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Butler is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Butler home to Wisc-Green Bay, Thursday, December 29
Stanford home to UCLA, Thursday, December 29