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Stanford Cardinal visit California Golden Bears in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

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14-7February 05, 2014, 09:00 | Haas Pavilion15-7

The California Golden Bears host Stanford on Wednesday, looking to build on their 15-7 mark against the 14-7 Cardinal in college hoops action at Haas Pavilion.

The Golden Bears bring a 15-7 record (11-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-7 Cardinal, who are 12-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed California go 9-12 so far and the Cardinal go 10-9.

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The Cardinal were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Bears rated this week at No. 57 and the Cardinal sitting at No. 109.


Last time out for Stanford, they were a 76-70 winner as they battled Arizona State at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Sun Devils were burned for 28 points by Dwight Powell on Saturday as the Cardinal put another game in the win column, 76-70, at Maples Pavilion.

Last time out for California, they were a 60-58 winner as they battled Arizona at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. The Golden Bears grabbed a 60-58 win over the Wildcats on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Justin Cobbs at Haas Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and California has the nation's No. 72-rated offensive output, at 75.09 PPG. The visiting Cardinal defense ranks No. 133 allowing on average 69.71 PPG. The Golden Bears FG% has averaged 46.33% so far, less than the Cardinal marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.15% per game.

Next up:
Stanford at Washington, Wednesday, February 12th
California at Washington State, Wednesday, February 12th