Stanford vs. California - 3/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (8-23) at Stanford Cardinal (17-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -9 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
The California Golden Bears and Stanford Cardinal meet Wednesday in the college basketball Pac-12 Tournament at the T-Mobile Arena.
The California Golden Bears enter this tournament on a seven-game losing streak. The California Golden Bears are averaging 67.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Don Coleman is averaging 14.7 points and two assists while Justice Sueing is averaging 14 points and 5.4 rebounds. Darius McNeill is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Lee is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The California Golden Bears are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The California Golden Bears are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The California Golden Bears have lost four straight neutral site games.
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The Stanford Cardinal enter this tournament winning six of their last nine games. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 75.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Reid Travis is averaging 19.6 points and 8.2 rebounds while Dorian Pickens is averaging 14.7 points and two assists. Michael Humphrey is the third double-digit scorer and Daejon Davis is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Stanford Cardinal have lost five straight neutral site games.
The Golden Bears are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 neutral site games, 9-29-2 ATS in their last 40 Wednesday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. The Cardinal are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. Pacific-12 and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Golden Bears are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
When these teams met a few weeks ago, Stanford only won by four points, giving California the cover by a half a point. The California Golden Bears are a god awful team, but it's not like Stanford blows the doors off teams, and they have a -3.7 point differential in non-home games this season. The Stanford Cardinal are also just 1-4 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite, and while this isn't quite double digits, it's close enough for that trend to be in play. I don't like Cal, but I'm not trying to lay chalk with an inconsistent Stanford team. Give me the points.