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NIT Championship: Miami faces Stanford

The Miami Hurricanes will be up against the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday night as those two teams hit the hardwood together at Madison Square Garden in the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament.

Stanford was favored earlier in the week over at Bovada as bettors look to turn a profit on the NIT's final game of the season.

Miami got past Temple by a score of 60-57 in a pick'em contest in the semifinals of the NIT on Tuesday night to advance to Thursday's championship game. Stanford is coming off a 67-60 win over Old Dominion in their semifinal matchup on Tuesday, covering the 4-point spread that day.

Stanford Cardinal vs Miami Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Hurricanes sport a record of 25-12 and 17-17-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Stanford Cardinal have 23-13 and 16-19-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-16-2 for the Miami Hurricanes and 17-19 for the Stanford Cardinal.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Miami Hurricanes at No. 47 and the Stanford Cardinal at No. 156 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Stanford Cardinal vs Miami Hurricanes Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Stanford is ranked No. 46 in NCAA basketball at 36.61 per game. Contrast that with Miami's No. 129 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 34-ranked team in the country at 7.73 per game, while Stanford rates No. 94 at 6.69 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Stanford earned a 67-60 victory over Old Dominion on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Chasson Randle at Madison Square Garden.

Sheldon McClellan scored 16 points leading the Hurricanes to a 60-57 victory over Temple at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.