California Golden Bears vs. Stanford Cardinal Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/5/14
Stanford Cardinal (14-7) at California Golden Bears (15-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cal Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal face off on Wednesday at Haas Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Cal Golden Bears are coming off of their biggest win of the year, a two point win over previously unbeaten and number one ranked Arizona. Cal is 11-1 at home this season and 6-3 in the Pac-12 as they are tied for second place in the conference standings. Justin Cobbs leads the Bears averaging 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds. David Kravish is averaging 11.7. points and 7.7 rebounds, Richard Solomon is averaging 11.6 points and 10.6 rebounds, and Tyrone Wallace is averaging 11.5 points. Cal is averaging 75.1 points and they are shooting 46.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Cal has lost their three games prior to knocking off Arizona.
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The Stanford Cardinal have won two of their last three games with the loss coming to Arizona. Stanford is 5-4 in the Pac-12 and 5-4 away from home this season. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 18.8 points per game. Dwight Powell is averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 12.4 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.2 points and 8.3 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 76 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Stanford has been a tough team to figure out this year as they have been inconsistent both to the up and down side.
Cal is 5-1 against the spread following a win, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. Stanford is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2-1 against the spread following a win. The home team has covered the point spread in nine of the last 12 meetings of these two teams.
My free pick in this one will be on the total so please check back shortly after the totals are released and I will update this with my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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