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Postseason NIT - College Basketball Matchup - Alabama Crimson Tide Stanford Cardinal Odds Preview

Stanford CardinalAlabama Crimson Tide
March 25, 1:00 PM | Coleman Coliseum

Stanford Cardinal vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

19-14TEAM RECORD22-12

Alabama looks to cover the Crimson Tide-Cardinal pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 22-12 mark when they host Stanford in college basketball wagering action.

The Cardinal will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 13-18 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crimson Tide are 15-15 ATS. Stanford is 15-13 against the total, while Alabama is 8-22 versus the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crimson Tide sit at No. 97 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinal sit at No. 69 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crimson Tide will win this game 71-69.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Alabama's No. 276-ranked scoring average of 63.1 PPG, against a Cardinal defense rated No. 170 and allowing 66.5 PPG. The Crimson Tide FG% has averaged 43% to date this season, more than the Cardinal shooters have managed so far (41.9% per game).

Defensively, Stanford features the nation's No. 175-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 300 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Stanford, they were a 58-57 winner as they battled Stephen F. Austin at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Stanford earned a 58-57 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday, getting 12 points from Dwight Powell at Maples Pavilion.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 62-43 winner as they battled Northeastern at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. Alabama got 13 points from Levi Randolph en route to a 62-43 victory over Northeastern on Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum.