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Stanford vs. Cal Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

California Golden Bears (3-17) vs. Stanford Cardinal (8-12)
January 28, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -11 / California Golden Bears +11; Over/Under: +129.5
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The Cal Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal meet in college basketball action from the Maples Pavilion on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Stanford is listed as an 11-point home favorite with a ML price of -667. The total for this game is set at 129.5 points.


Sam Alajiki and Dejuan Clayton are the newest injuries for Cal as both are questionable for this game with undisclosed injuries. For Stanford, Ryan Agarwal is questionable for this game with an illness and James Keefe is questionable with a hand injury.

Matchup History

Cal’s 92-70 win over Stanford back on January 6th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for Cal in this head-to-head matchup.


Cal is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600 while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games. Stanford is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games.


I’m leaning towards Cal here. Stanford’s picked up a few wins in a row, but the thing is that I don’t trust them enough to feel good about laying double-digits with the Cardinal, even at home. Cal isn’t a world-beater by any means but they’ve been a lot more competitive than they were their first 12 games into the year and I think they at least keep this game within single digits. Give me Cal and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Cal +11

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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