California Golden Bears take on Cardinal in NCAA basketball test
California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Stanford Cardinal try to run the California Golden Bears off the court at Maples Pavilion in college hoops action.
The Golden Bears will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinal are 5-10 ATS. California is 5-8 on the totals; Stanford is 6-6.
Bettors looking to side with Stanford in this one found them as 7-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 48-rated California taking on the No. 68-rated Cardinal in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-71 win for the Cardinal on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Bears is ranked No. 32 in NCAA hoops at 39.4 per game. Contrast that with Stanford’s No. 67 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stanford is the No. 231-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while California rates No. 341 at 3.3 per game.
Defensively, California features the nation's No. 206-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Stanford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 219 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for California, they were a 67-54 winner as they battled Washington State at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Golden Bears grabbed a 67-54 win over the Cougars on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Tyrone Wallace at Haas Pavilion.
Stanford was a 65-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Washington. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Cardinal endured a 65-60 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Dwight Powell at Maples Pavilion.
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 3-1
After playing Washington State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 3-1
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Golden Bears at Cardinal trends to consider:
California is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
California is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Stanford
California is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
California is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Stanford is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against California
Stanford is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Stanford is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Stanford's last 12 games when playing California
California at Utah, Thursday, January 24
Stanford at Colorado, Thursday, January 24