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Stanford Cardinal vs Cougars College Hoops Game Preview

Stanford Houston
4-1December 31, 1969, 07:00 |5-0

The visiting Stanford Cardinal hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Barclays Center against the Houston Cougars.

Houston battles the Cardinal, currently sitting with a 4-1 mark (2-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-2 for the Cougars and 1-2 for the Cardinal.

View Stanford Cardinal vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Houston in this one found them as 12.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Cougars - Cardinal odds would favor the Cardinal if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 103 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Stanford is at No. 50.

Houston was a 75-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Howard. Danuel House scored 23 points leading the Cougars to a 75-62 victory over Howard at Hofheinz Pavilion on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 112 nationally ranked offense (77.6 points per game) against a Cardinal defense that sits as the No. 164 at 73.2 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 49.29% from the field, more than the Cardinal have managed so far this season (47.32% on average).

Next up:
Stanford home to South Dakota State, Sunday, December 1st
Houston at Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, November 30th