Stanford vs. Cal - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (16-10) at Stanford Cardinal (16-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -10 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Stanford Cardinal and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Saturday at Maples Pavilion in a Pac-12 college basketball rivalry game.
The Stanford Cardinal are 16-9 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Stanford is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 19.6 points per game. Anthony Brown is averaging 15.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, Stefan Nastic is averaging 14 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 8.0 points and 5.0 rebounds. Stanford is 11-2 at home and 7-6 in the Pac-12.
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The Cal Golden Bears are 16-10 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a five game winning streak. Cal is averaging 66.4 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 17.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 14.5 points, David Kravish is averaging 10.5 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Jabari Bird is averaging 9.7 points. Cal is 5-3 on the road and 6-7 in the Pac-12.
Stanford is 0-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 0-5 against the spread against the Pac-12. Cal is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 5-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 1-4 against the spread in Saturday games. The road team has covered the spread in the last four meetings of these two.
This is a bitter rivalry and expect defense so I see this one staying under the total and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.