Stanford vs. California - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (6-7) at Stanford Cardinal (6-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -7 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
Over at Maples Pavilion on Saturday night, the California Golden Bears will be meeting the Stanford Cardinal in college basketball activity.
The Golden Bears are 6-7 on the year so far. Cal had a three-game win streak going, but lost their last outing to Portland State 106-81. In that one, Golden Bears guard Don Coleman led the way on 19 points.
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Coleman is also tops on the season in scoring for California with 20.5 PPG, and Darius McNeill is second on 13.4 PPG. Also in double-figures for the Bears are Marcus Lee (12.2 PPG; 7.8 RPG) and Justice Sueing (11.5 PPG).
Over on the Stanford side, they’re sitting at 6-7 this year. The Cardinal had won three out of four games, but fell in their most recent outing to Kansas. In that Jayhawks game, Stanford’s Michael Humphrey provided 20 points.
Reid Travis is the top scorer for Stanford this year with 21.4 PPG and 7.1 RPG, and Humphrey has 11.6 PPG and 8.5 RPG. The only other Cardinal player in double-figures this year is Isaac White with 10.5 PPG.
Cal is 2-5 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall. The Bears are also 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following a straight-up loss and the under is 4-1 in their last five Saturday games.
Meanwhile, the Cardinal are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five versus the Pac-12. Stanford is also 1-4 ATS in their last five versus a team with a losing straight-up record and the under is 6-0-1 in their last seven overall.
Cal really didn’t stand a chance against Portland State, as they got jumped on early in that one. The Bears have had some trouble against teams they should be handling over their last handful of games. I’m not necessarily thrilled about Stanford lately either, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them bang out a cover here.