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Stanford Cardinal take on Wolfpack in NCAA basketball test

Stanford CardinalNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Dec 18, 9:00 PM | PNC Arena

Stanford Cardinal vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Stanford when they take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

The Wolfpack bring a 7-2 record (4-2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-3 Cardinal, who are 4-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed North Carolina State go 3-3-1 so far and the Cardinal go 2-4.

View Stanford vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinal were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wolfpack, most recently No. 39 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cardinal, who rate No. 55 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-78 victory for the Wolfpack.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinal rank No. 74 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.4 per game. That compares with North Carolina State’s No. 133 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina State is college basketball's No. 270-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Cardinal rate No. 290 with 4.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Stanford owns the country's No. 69-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. North Carolina State, on the other hand, rates No. 46 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Stanford, they were a 75-52 winner as they battled UC Davis at home. They covered in the match as a 19.5-point favorite. The battle between the Cardinal and Aggies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC Davis was handed a 75-52 defeat on Saturday at Maples Pavilion.

In their last action, North Carolina State was an 84-62 winner at home against Norfolk State. North Carolina State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Norfolk State out of the gym and running up an 84-62 score at PNC Arena.

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Northwestern are 2-2
After playing UC Davis are 4-2
After a win are 8-2

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 0-1
After playing Norfolk State are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Cardinal at Wolfpack trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Stanford at Northwestern, Friday, December 21
North Carolina State home to St. Bonaventure, Saturday, December 22