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Wolfpack open as college hoops underdog vs Cardinal

North Carolina State WolfpackStanford Cardinal
Dec 4, 4:00 PM | Maples Pavilion

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Stanford Cardinal Odds


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

The Cardinal sit at 7-1 (6-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wolfpack are currently 5-2 (2-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Stanford is 2-4 OU, and North Carolina State is 4-2 OU.

View North Carolina State vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinal are listed as 7.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cardinal, most recently No. 38 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolfpack, who rate No. 197 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 90-76 victory for the Cardinal.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stanford's No. 77 nationally ranked offense (74.5 points per game) against a Wolfpack defense that sits as the No. 284 at 72.4 PPG. The Cardinal have been averaging 48.1% from the field, more than the Wolfpack have managed so far this season (47.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina State owns the country's No. 227-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Stanford, on the other hand, rates No. 90 in scoring at home.

North Carolina State was an 86-75 loser in their most recent outing at home against Indiana. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. The Wolfpack endured an 86-75 loss at the hands of the Hoosiers on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Lorenzo Brown at RBC Center.

In their last action, Stanford was a 72-49 winner on the road against Seattle. Stanford cruised to victory on Thursday, running Seattle out of the gym and running up a 72-49 score at Connolly Center.

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing North Carolina Central are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 1-1
After playing Seattle are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Wolfpack at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 6 games on the road
North Carolina State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
North Carolina State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Stanford is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
North Carolina State home to North Carolina Central, Sunday, December 11
Stanford home to San Diego, Saturday, December 17