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Golden Bears open as college hoops underdog vs Cardinal

California Golden BearsStanford Cardinal
9-4January 02, 2014, 09:00 | Maples Pavilion9-3

Maples Pavilion features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Stanford Cardinal and the visiting California Golden Bears in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Cardinal are 9-3 so far on the season, and 6-3-1 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Bears, meanwhile, are 9-4 and 5-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Stanford go 4-6 and the Golden Bears go 4-8 on the totals.

View California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cardinal as -7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 90-ranked Cardinal and the No. 64-rated Golden Bears in this matchup.

Stanford was a 79-62 winner in its last match at home against Cal Poly. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Stanford got 20 points from Stefan Nastic en route to a 79-62 victory over Cal Poly on Sunday at Maples Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Bears rank No. 63 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.54 per game. That compares with Stanford’s No. 116 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Stanford is college basketball's No. 103-ranked team at 6.67 per game, while the Golden Bears rate No. 132 with 6.08 per game.

A few Golden Bears at Cardinal trends to consider:
California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
California is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 7 games
California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Stanford is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Stanford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford's last 5 games
Stanford is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
California at Oregon, Thursday, January 9th
Stanford at Oregon State, Thursday, January 9th