To get their season underway, the Pacific Tigers will travel to Maples Pavilion and go head-to-head against the Stanford Cardinal (1-0). Stanford opened as an 18-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 142 points. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 12, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Pacific Tigers at Stanford Cardinal Odds Preview
The Cardinal come in on a high note after defeating the Cal Poly Mustangs in their last game, 78-62. With 26 points on 9-for-16 shooting, Reid Travis was the game’s leading scorer. Stanford dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.321 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.7. Cal Poly was 0.100 and 14.3, respectively, for those same stats.
Pacific was unable reach the tournament following an 11-22 regular season campaign last season.
It could be a difficult game for Stanford on the offensive glass. Since the 2016-17 season, the Cardinal rank 166th in offensive rebounding percentage (29.8 percent), while Pacific ranks 14th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.7 percent).
The Tigers were 11-22 straight up (SU) and 12-18 against the spread (ATS) last season. Of Pacific’s 30 games last year, 17 finished under the projected point total.
The Cardinal, meanwhile, are 15-17 SU and 13-17-1 ATS since last season. Just over half of Stanford’s games have finished over the O/U total over that same time frame.
Pacific Tigers vs. Stanford Cardinal Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Stanford, ATS Winner – Pacific, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Neither of these teams shoot many long balls. The Tigers are 296th in the NCAA with 17.0 three pointers per game while the Cardinal are 314th with 15.9 threes per game.
- Stanford ranks 89th in steals per game (6.8) while Pacific ranks 273rd (4.2).
- The Cardinal rank 160th in assists per game (13.6) while the Tigers rank 254th (12.0).
- Stanford ranks 175th in blocks allowed per game (3.7) while Pacific ranks 226th (4.2).