Stanford Cardinal vs. Cal Poly Mustangs Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/29/13
Cal Poly Mustangs (4-7) at Stanford Cardinal (8-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Stanford Cardinal and the Cal Poly Mustangs face off on Sunday Night in college basketball action.
The Stanford Cardinal look like they are going to be competitive in the Pac-12 this season as they have scheduled up and have played well. Stanford has played the 65th ranked schedule going 5-1 at home this season. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 18.5 points per game. Anthony Brown is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, Dwight Powell is averaging 14.2 points and 7.6 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Stanford is averaging 77.7 points and they are shooting 48.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Stanford opens Pac-12 play on January 2nd against Cal.
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The Cal Poly Mustangs have lost their last two in a row and are 4-7 on the season. Cal Poly has lost five games in a row on the road and they have played the 17th ranked schedule in the country. Chris Eversley leads the Mustangs averaging 13.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. David Nwaba is averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, Kyle Odoster is averaging 9.4 points, and Brian Bennett is averaging 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds. Cal Poly is averaging 64.5 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Cal Poly opens Big West play on January 9th at Hawaii.
Stanford is 4-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 4-1 against the spread against the Big West, and 8-3 against the spread following a loss. Cal Poly is 5-2-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 2-5 against the spread following a loss, and 2-5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Stanford is a big favorite here and I smell a blowout so I am laying the points with the Cardinal.
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