BYU vs. Stanford Prediction
Can Stanford find a way past 24-win BYU when the two meet up tonight in the opening round of the NIT Tournament?
(623) BYU vs. (624) Stanford
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
TV: ESPNU, 10PM ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Stanford. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Stanford is favored at home in this game, as the Cardinal are getting odds of -2.5 points against BYU, which has dropped from its 3-point opening spread. The over/under total sits at 149.5 points, which has dipped slightly from its opening mark of 150.5 on Wednesday.
Who Public Bettors Like: Stanford. As of early Wednesday morning, the Cardinal were getting 63 percent of the wagers as a home favorite against BYU.
Who We Like: BYU has a defense that can be tough to deal with. The Cougars actually have better numbers on the road when it comes to defense, allowing just 65 points per game. BYU has managed to go on the road and cover against a team like Gonzaga. I think the Cougars’ defense will give problems to Stanford. The Cardinal aren’t very solid on defense, allowing 77.6 per game over their last five games. I don’t think that will get the job done tonight against a team focused on keeping the game low-scoring.
NIT TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: BYU +2.5