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California Golden Bears home to Cardinal in NCAAB betting action

Stanford CardinalCalifornia Golden Bears
March 8, 9:00 PM | Staples Center

Stanford Cardinal vs California Golden Bears Odds

21-10TEAM RECORD23-8

Stanford travels to California on Thursday, hoping to boost its 21-10 record with a victory over the Golden Bears.

It's a game in the Pac 12 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. Staples Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

Supporters of the Cardinal have watched them go 21-10 and 15-13 ATS on the year, while the Golden Bears are at 23-8 and 17-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Bears are 11-17-1, while the Cardinal have a 14-14 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Golden Bears) and the No. 57 (Cardinal) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-75 result in favor of the Golden Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and California has the nation's No. 82-rated offensive output, at 71.9 PPG. The visiting Cardinal defense ranks No. 62 allowing on average 62.5 PPG. The Golden Bears FG% has averaged 47.9% so far, more than the Cardinal marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, Stanford features the nation's No. 92-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.6 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 98 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Stanford, they were an 85-65 winner as they battled Arizona State at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. The battle between the Cardinal and Sun Devils didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Arizona State was handed an 85-65 defeat on Wednesday at Staples Center.

Last time out for California, they were a 75-70 loser as they battled Stanford on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Golden Bears got 20 points from Allen Crabbe, but it was Stanford that prevailed in a 75-70 final on Sunday at Maples Pavilion.