Saint Mary's vs. Stanford Prediction
Will Stanford pull off the upset or at least cover the spread when it hosts Saint Mary’s at 11:00PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Stanford is a 3.5-point home underdog versus St. Mary’s after opening as a 2.5-point dog earlier in the week. As for the total, the number hit the board at 126.5 before being bet down to 126.
SAINT MARY’S KEY TRENDS: The Gaels have covered in four of their last five games as a favorite and are 11-3 against the number in their last 14 non-conference games. They’re also 12-4 against the spread in their last 16 games as a road favorite, are 7-1 at the betting window in their last eight games versus Pac-12 competition, and are a perfect 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games as a road favorite of 0.5-6.5 points.
STANFORD: The Cardinal has struggled to cover as an underdog, going 1-4 against the spread in its last five games as a dog and is 1-4 against the number in its last five games versus an opponent with a winning record. Stanford has also failed to cover in eight of its las t11 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and is 1-4-1 ATS in its last six games versus West Coast opponents.
OUR PREDICTION: The Cardinal has struggled as an underdog overall, but not as a home dog. Stanford is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games as a home underdog, is 6-2 against the number in its last eight home games and is also a perfect 5-0 against the spread in its last five home games versus an opponent with a winning road record. The Cardinal is 4-0 at the betting window in its last four home games versus a team with a winning road percentage of greater than .600 as well.
WEDNESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: STANFORD CARDINAL +3.5