Our official Stanford Cardinal vs. Alabama Crimson Tide pick is here at Cappers Info, as two great teams get set to square off on the college basketball odds. Join us for all of the great NCAA basketball predictions for what should be another great game on the college basketball schedule tonight!
Round 2 NIT Picks: #4 Stanford Cardinal @ #1 Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 12:00 ET
Location: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, AL
Stanford vs. Alabama Live TV: ESPN
Round 2 Betting Lines
#4 Stanford Cardinal +4
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide -4
A very stingy Alabama defense just held the Northeastern Huskies down to just 43 points in the first round of the NIT, and now, there is a great opportunity to put forth another solid defensive effort against a team that, at times, has been offensively challenged. Of course, here’s our big time concern if we’re the Crimson Tide. This is a team that really hasn’t beaten much in the way of huge teams this year, as this was one of the most underwhelming schedules that the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee was looking at going into the week of the dance. Stanford at least has some big time wins in the Pac-12, including winning some games on the road. Unlike some of these other road teams that we saw over the course of the early portions of the second round of the NIT, there was plenty of time for the Cardinal to get from Palo Alto to Tuscaloosa and plenty of time to rest. The early start time could be problematic, but the fact that this one is on the road shouldn’t be. We think that F Dwight Powell and F Josh Huestis are good enough to dominate this game in the paint, and if that happens, the Crimson Tide are going to bow out of the NIT on Saturday afternoon.
Stanford vs. Alabama Pick: Stanford Cardinal +4
Round 2 NIT Predictions: Stanford 72 – Alabama 64