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Stanford Cardinal vs UNCW Seahawks
NCAAB Basketball: Friday, November 9th 2018 7:00 PM EST TIME
The UNCW Seahawks welcome the Stanford Cardinal to Trask Coliseum for their season home opener. The Cardinals already have a win under their belt as they look to keep that winning streak going against the Seahawks Friday night.
The Stanford Cardinal have everything to cheer about as they enter this game as they come into this game by taking down another Seattle based team. It was the Seattle Redhawks who caught the hands of the Cardinal as they fell by the final score of 96-74. The Cardinal basketball team might not be the most explosive team in the world, but they understand the game better than a lot of teams and will take the fouls for points. Hence in their last game against the Redhawks, almost 30 points of their nearly 100 points in the win came from free throws.
— Stanford Men's Basketball (@StanfordMBB) November 8, 2018
With the Cardinal getting free points on the line, they also hit a school record in the win. Stanford was shooting three pointers left and right as they were making history. The Cardinal team would shot 73.3 three-point field goal percentage against Seattle Tuesday was a school record. The Cardinal connected on 11-of-15 attempts, led by Cormac Ryan’s five successful three pointers.
Speaking of free throws, this is where the UNCW Seahawks might struggle in. Since last season, the Seahawks rank 252nd in the nation with a free throw attempt rate of 0.220. Remember Stanford had almost triple that in their opening game against the Redhawks. However let’s move onto why this line is so close and who are the UNCW Seahawks. The Seahawks enter Friday with one lose on the season, after falling to the Campbell Fighting Camels in overtime on the road, 97-93.
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— Matthew Lynch (@Lynch5_) November 8, 2018
The Seahawks forced an extra quarter on a banked three-pointer by redshirt junior guard Ty Taylor with three seconds remaining in regulation, only to have Chris Clemmons score all 15 of his team’s points in OT to lift the Camels. Yes, it was that type of game for the Seahawks. Speaking of Taylor he would finish with 29 points on the loss as they look to get their first win on the season on Friday night. Last season they finished with an 11-21 overall.
- Seahawks are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS loss.
- Seahawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game.
- Seahawks are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games.
- Seahawks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
- Cardinal are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Cardinal are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
- Cardinal are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
- Cardinal are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win.
- Cardinal are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Cardinal basketball team is usually not the best to bet with on the road to begin the season but here is some interesting facts that might turn the tide. The Cardinal has won its first game away from Maples Pavilion twice during this four-year stretch, defeating Harvard in the 2016-17 season and last year against UNLV. With the way they shot the ball on Tuesday, give me Stanford as they cover this small spread with ease.
Prediction: Stanford Cardinal -2.5
Full-Game Total Pick
So the Cardinal basketball team had an historic win against the Seattle Redhawks, and they barley covered the Over. With that in mind, do not expect the same red-hot offense to come out as the Under is 4-0 in Cardinal last 4 Friday games as well as 5-0 in Cardinal last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.