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Stanford vs. Texas prediction, odds: 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament picks, Elite Eight picks from proven experts

The Texas Longhorns aim to get the better of the Stanford Cardinal for the second time this season when the two teams meet on Sunday night. Texas, the No. 2 seed, takes on Stanford, the No. 1 seed, in the Elite Eight of the 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament, with the winner moving one step closer to the national title. Texas is 29-6 overall, including 14 straight wins, and the Longhorns knocked off Stanford on Nov. 14. Stanford is on a 23-game winning streak, boasting a 31-3 record for the season. 

Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Cardinal as 6.5-point favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 127.5 in the latest Texas vs. Stanford odds. Before locking in any Stanford vs. Texas picks, be sure to see the women’s college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine experts Calvin Wetzel and Aaron Barzilai.

Barzilai is a Ph.D. from Stanford who served as Director of Basketball Analytics for the Philadelphia 76ers. Five years ago, he founded HerHoopStats.com — a groundbreaking website that unlocks insights about the women’s game. Wetzel, the site’s lead betting writer, incorporates his mathematical background and strong knowledge of women’s NCAA hoops to turn the site’s prediction model into picks.

Barzilai and Wetzel got off to a fast start with SportsLine as they went 13-7 on their first 20 picks. They went 559-408 overall (+113.80 units, +12.99 percent) in the 2021-22 women’s college basketball regular season.

Now, they’ve set zeroed in on Texas vs. Stanford, and just locked in their picks and 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the women’s college basketball odds and betting lines for Stanford vs. Texas.

  • Texas vs. Stanford spread: Stanford -6.5
  • Texas vs. Stanford over-under: 127.5 points
  • TEX: The Longhorns have not lost since Feb. 6
  • STAN: The Cardinal are on a 23-game winning streak

Why Stanford can cover 

Stanford projects to have the two best players on the floor in All-Americans Haley Jones and Cameron Brink. Jones, a 6-foot-1 guard, is averaging 12.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, leading the Cardinal in a versatile role. Brink, a 6-foot-4 forward, puts up 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, with the ability to bludgeon the opposition near the rim or from beyond the arc. Stanford hasn’t lost a game in more than three months, and the Cardinal are tremendous on the glass. 

Stanford averages 8.5 more rebounds per game than opponents, and opponents are also averaging only 9.4 assists per game against the Cardinal. Stanford walls off the rim, blocking 6.0 shots per game, and the Cardinal are allowing just 35.1 percent shooting from the field for the full season.

Why Texas can cover

Though the matchup took place several months ago, the Longhorns got the better of the Cardinal on the floor already this season. Texas held Stanford to 4-27 from 3-point range and 35 percent from the field in a dominant performance, bringing confidence of a repeat. The Longhorns are holding opponents to 28.2 percent shooting from 3-point range for the season, and opponents are making only 4.2 triples per game. 

Texas also creates havoc, generating 10.0 steals per game and winning the turnover battle by 6.8 giveaways per game, No. 7 in the country. Texas takes advantage of the free throw line, producing 20.2 attempts per game, and the Longhorns are above-average in 3-point accuracy. Texas also brings real balance, with six different players averaging at least seven points per game, and the Longhorns are out-pacing opponents by 15.9 points per game.

How to make Texas vs. Stanford picks

Wetzel and Barzilai are leaning under on the total. They also have found a crucial X-factor they believe make one side a must-back. You can get their pick only at SportsLine.

So who wins Stanford vs. Texas? And what crucial X-factor makes one side a must-back? Visit SportsLine to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the experts who are an outstanding 559-408 on their women’s college basketball picks, and find out.

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