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NIT betting line favors Stanford Cardinal over Cleveland State Vikings

Cleveland State VikingsStanford Cardinal
March 13, 11:00 PM | Maples Pavilion

Cleveland State Vikings vs Stanford Cardinal Odds

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Maples Pavilion will host Stanford Cardinal vs Cleveland State Vikings action on Tuesday as both teams tip off in the NIT and try to pay off for bettors in NCAA tournament action.

The Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 13-15-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinal are 15-14 ATS. Cleveland State is 14-14-1 on the totals; Stanford is 15-14.

View Cleveland State vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Cleveland State before tip-off in this one will find them as 6.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cardinal, most recently No. 49 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vikings, who rate No. 99 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-71 victory for the Cardinal.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vikings rank No. 289 in NCAA Division 1 with 32 per game. That compares with Stanford’s No. 51 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Stanford is college basketball's No. 111-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Vikings rate No. 131 with 6.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Cleveland State owns the country's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 59.3 points per game on the highway. Stanford, on the other hand, rates No. 143 in scoring at home.

Cleveland State was a 63-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against Detroit. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Cleveland State got 17 points from D'Aundray Brown but lost anyway, 63-58, to Detroit on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Stanford was a 77-71 loser in its last match on the road against California. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cardinal endured a 77-71 loss at the hands of the Golden Bears on Thursday, despite a 22-point effort from Andrew Zimmermann at Staples Center.

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 10-0
After a loss are 6-4

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing California are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Vikings at Cardinal trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland State's last 9 games on the road
Stanford is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home