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California vs. Stanford - 2/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Stanford at California
Date & Time Sunday February 3, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Haas Pavilion
Berkeley, California
The Line
The Line: California +5 -- Over/Under: 146
TV Channel
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The Stanford Cardinal and California Golden Bears meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Haas Pavilion.

The Stanford Cardinal could use a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 72.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. KZ Okpala is averaging 17.5 points and six rebounds while Daejon Davis is averaging 12.6 points and 4.4 assists. Cormac Ryan is dishing 2.7 assists and Oscar da Silva is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Stanford Cardinal have lost six of their last seven road games.

The California Golden Bears are still looking for their first victory since December 21. The California Golden Bears are averaging 69.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 50.1 percent shooting. Justice Sueing is averaging 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while Paris Austin is averaging 12.5 points and 4.7 assists. Darius McNeill is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Bradley is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The California Golden Bears are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The California Golden Bears are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.6 rebounds per game. The California Golden Bears have lost each of their last five home games.

The Cardinal are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games. The Golden Bears are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games and 16-35 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Cardinal are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in California and the home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 17-7 in Golden Bears last 24 vs. Pacific-12. The under is 15-5-2 in Cardinal last 22 Sunday games.

The Stanford Cardinal aren't a very good or consistent basketball team, but you should be looking to fade Cal whenever you get the chance. The California Golden Bears are not only being outscored by 9.4 points on the season, but they're being outscored by 4.5 points at home and 18.2 points in their last five games. Cal is also just 5-15 ATS on the season and 3-8 ATS at home. There's simply no reason to get behind Cal this season, as the numbers are pure ugly no matter where you look. So, it's Stanford or pass for me in this Pac-12 college basketball showdown. 

Stanford -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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