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Stanford Cardinal vs Huskies College Hoops Game Preview

Stanford CardinalConnecticut Huskies
7-2December 18, 2013, 09:00 | Gampel Pavilion9-0

A key college battle sees the visiting Stanford Cardinal travelling to Connecticut Wednesday to take on the Huskies.

The Huskies are 9-0 so far on the season, and 3-4 ATS vs. the number. The Cardinal, meanwhile, are 7-2 and 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Connecticut go 2-5 and the Cardinal go 3-4 on the totals.

View Stanford Cardinal vs Connecticut Huskies Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Huskies - Cardinal odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Connecticut is rated No. 38 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Stanford is at No. 76.

Connecticut won its last outing, a 95-68 result against Maine on December 6. Connecticut cruised to victory on Friday, running Maine out of the gym and running up a 95-68 score at Gampel Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Connecticut has the nation's No. 66-rated offensive output, at 78.11 PPG. The visiting Cardinal defense ranks No. 160 allowing on average 71.78 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 49.09% so far, less than the Cardinal marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.39% per game.

Next up:
Stanford home to Michigan, Saturday, December 21st
Connecticut at Washington, Sunday, December 22nd