Stanford @ No. 9 Baylor
Current Records: Stanford 3-1; Baylor 3-0
What to Know
After a two-game homestand, the Stanford Cardinal will be on the road. They will take on the #9 Baylor Bears at 1 p.m. ET Saturday at Ferrell Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
Stanford didn't have too much trouble with the Valparaiso Brown and Gold at home on Wednesday as they won 74-60.
Meanwhile, Baylor simply couldn't be stopped on Wednesday, as they easily beat the Cent. Arkansas Bears at home 92-47. Baylor's success was spearheaded by the efforts of guard James Akinjo, who posted a double-double on 18 points and ten dimes along with six rebounds, and guard LJ Cryer, who had 20 points and six assists.
The Cardinal are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. True fans might be the only ones betting on them, currently 1-3 ATS, to cover the spread.
Stanford is now 3-1 while Baylor sits at 3-0. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Stanford has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.10% from the floor on average, which is the 35th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. Baylor's defense has more to brag about, as they they come into the game boasting the 25th fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 55.7. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Ferrell Center -- Waco, Texas
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Bears are a big 14.5-point favorite against the Cardinal, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 14.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Baylor
- Adam Flagler: Game-Time Decision (Hand)
- Langston Love: Out for the Season (Knee)