Stanford Basketball Odds
Stanford is known more for academics than sports, but the Cardinal men’s basketball program has actually made 17 March Madness appearances. On top of that, Stanford has a winning tournament record that includes a National Championship in 1942 and a Final Four run in 1998. They’ve even won two NIT titles, in 2012 and 2018.
That’s more than enough to make Stanford basketball a California betting favorite when legal and regulated sports betting arrives. Here’s more about betting on Stanford basketball noline including the latest game lines, title odds and team facts.
Today’s Stanford odds
See below for the latest Stanford Cardinal game lines, including the moneyline, spread and total for tonight’s Stanford basketball game:
Stanford National Championship/Pac-12 odds
See below for the latest odds on Stanford to win the Pac-12, the Pac-12 Tournament, make the NCAA tournament or win the National Championship:
Stanford Cardinal game lines
When the Stanford Cardinal met the heavily favored and No. 1 ranked Arizona Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament in 2022, the lines at DraftKings Sportsbook and others looked like so:
|Arizona||-1700||-15.5 (-110)||Over 146 (-110)|
|Stanford||+900||+15.5 (-110)||Under 146 (-110)|
The Wildcats won 84-80 in a much closer game than the sportsbooks were predicting. That meant that while the Arizona moneyline paid off at $100 for every $1,700 bet, the Arizona -15.5 point spread bet did not.
Instead, those that took the Stanford spread at +15.5 got paid off at a rate of $100 for every $110 bet at sportsbooks like BetMGM in California.
Plus, there were 164 total points scored, which meant the over on the 146-point line paid off at a rate of $100 for every $110 bet at sportsbooks, including on the FanDuel Sportsbook app.
Live betting on Stanford basketball
Live Stanford betting entails odds that change with the action on the court. You won’t find it in California just yet and will not until legal sports gambling lands here.
Since there is already legal sports betting in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon, you will find live Stanford betting there. Just keep your favorite app open while you watch games inside any of these states and you can get in on the action.
Remember, some quick thinking will be required. In the aforementioned example, Stanford began as massive underdogs to Arizona at sportsbooks like BetMGM, DraftKings and FanDuel. But the live line would have changed quickly and often once the game appeared close. Then, it might fluctuate with every bucket, both giving away and offering real value to those betting on the Wildcats’ eventual win.
How to bet on Cardinal games in California
You can’t yet legally bet on Stanford Cardinal games while you’re inside California, but you can in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. That’s because these three states already have the legal and regulated sports betting Californians are being asked to vote on in November 2022.
Since all three states have mobile sports betting, all you have to do is cross the state line into Arizona, Nevada or Oregon to place bets on your phone. In Nevada, you also have to register for an account at a retail sportsbook. However, that’s not the case in Arizona, where there are a number of sportsbook app options available, and Oregon, where DraftKings has recently taken over the only legal Oregon sports betting app as a part of the state lottery.
That means you can download and install these apps, make deposits and browse through the up-to-date game lines from California. Then, once you cross the state line into either state, you’ll be ready to start placing bets immediately.
California doesn’t offer an option for legal sports betting just yet, but a quick run to the state line will allow you to bet on Stanford basketball until it does.
Where does Stanford play?
- Arena: Maples Pavilion
- Address: 655 Campus Drive
- Location: Stanford, California
- Owner/Operator: Stanford University
- Basketball capacity: 7,233
- Open since: 1969
- Construction cost: $3.24 million
- Renovated: $30 million renovations in March 2004
- Sports: Men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics, women’s volleyball
- Crowd: Loud and energetic courtside student section referred to as the 6th Man
Stanford March Madness history
Stanford has appeared in 17 NCAA tournaments and won the National Championship in 1942. The Cardinal tournament record is 23-16 even though they were absent between the 1942 win and 1985 when the field was expanded to 64 teams. Since that time, Stanford has been to the Sweet Sixteen five times, the Elite Eight twice and the Final Four once, in 1998.
That Final Four run came as a No. 3 seed in the Midwest quarter of the bracket. Stanford lost to the South Region’s No. 2 seed, Kentucky, in an 85-84 overtime game. Stanford has been a No. 1 seed three times in the modern era. In 2000, the Cardinal was No. 1 in the South and lost to No. 8 North Carolina in the second round. In 2001, the Cardinal was No. 1 in the West and lost to No. 3 Maryland in the Elite Eight. Then, in 2004, they were No. 1 in the West again and lost to No. 8 Alabama in the second round.
The Cardinal’s last NCAA tournament appearance came in 2014 as a No. 10 seed. After a win against New Mexico and a huge upset of Kansas, Stanford lost to Dayton in the Sweet 16. A year later, the Cardinal won the school’s third National Invitational Tournament.
Stanford players in the NBA
Stanford has sent dozens of players to the NBA, including the well-known (and currently active) twins Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks) and Robin Lopez (Orlando Magic). Each has played 13 years in the NBA so far.
Coincidentally, another pair of NBA twins, each with at least a decade of experience in the NBA, also came out of Stanford. That was Jason Collins and Jarron Collins.
Current Stanford coaching staff
- Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men’s Basketball: Jerod Haase
- Oscar da Silva Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach: Adam Cohen
- James C. Gaither Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach: Jesse Pruitt
- Assistant Coach: Rob Ehsan
Stanford basketball all-time leaders
Here’s a look at some Stanford basketball career stat leaders:
- Points Per Game: Adam Keefe – 25.3 (1991-92)
- Rebounds Per Game: Rich Kelley – 13.2 (1972-73)
- Assists Per Game: Brevin Knight – 7.8 (1996-97)
- Steals Per Game: Brevin Knight – 2.8 (1994-95)
- Blocks Per Game: Curtis Borchardt – 2.9 (2001-02)
How to watch Stanford basketball in California
Throughout the season, Stanford games air on TV stations including PAC-12 Bay Area, CBS Sports Network, PAC-12 NETWORKS, ESPN+, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and FS1.
Games are also broadcast on the radio on the CARDINAL SPORTS NETWORK including KNBR 104.5 FM and 680 AM.
Stanford Basketball FAQ
The average price of a ticket for a Stanford Cardinal basketball game at Maples Pavilion is $42.
The Cardinal have no Pac-12 titles, but the team won eight Pacific Coast Conference titles and five in the Pac-10, plus the 2004 Pac-10 Tournament title.
The Cardinal have yet to retire a player’s jersey. There’s no telling if or when they will.
“Come Join The Band” is Stanford’s official fight song. Stanford has no official mascot, although the Stanford Tree is considered the Stanford band’s mascot and the unofficial avatar of the school.
The Cardinal team name refers to the team’s Cardinal red color, not the bird as it does with other NCAA sports teams and pro sports franchises.