California Golden Bears VS Stanford Cardinal

College Basketball 06:00 PM EST

Friday

01/26/2020

ESPNU

Spread: Stanford Cardinal -8

Over/Under: 125

California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal 1/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal 1/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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In Pac-12 action this Sunday, the conference-leading Stanford Cardinal visits the Haas Pavilion in Berkeley to face the California Golden Beats. Stanford, sporting its 4-1 conference record and 15-3 overall, is coming off their first loss to Pac-12 team Saturday. On the other hand, California suffered their second straight defeat last week. The Golden Bears are ninth in the conference with a 2-3 record and 8-10 overall.

California lost their second consecutive game Sunday last week at the hands of the UCLA Bruins. It was a low-scoring affair as the two teams struggled to get any rhythm going. The game ended with a score of 50-40 with G Matt Bradley the lone Cal player to score in double digits. He had 17 points, five rebounds and one assist while G Paris Austin came off the bench to contribute eight points, eight boards and four assists.

For the season, the Golden Bears are averaging just 63.2 points per game but it jumps to 67.2 points when they are at home. Overall, they are shooting 42.5% from the field, 33.7% from beyond the arc and 72.1% from free throws. For their defense, they are allowing 68.7 points per game. California are just 6-12 ATS this season and 2-6 SU in their last eight games but they are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears are also 8-2 at home this season.

California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal Predictions 1/26/2020

On the other hand, Stanford are looking to bounce back after losing their first game against a Pac-12 team this season. The Cardinal lost to the USC Trojans last January 18, 82-78, in overtime. Stanford came up short in overtime after blowing a big lead in the second half. F Oscar da Silva had 21 points, nine rebounds and three assists while F Spencer Jones added 18 points and six boards. G Tyrell Terry also had a big game with 16 points, two rebounds and six assists but it was not enough to prevent the team’s meltdown.

The Cardinal are playing great this season, averaging 72.7 points per game and it jumps to 76.7 points on the road. They also play better on the road, shooting 50.0% from the field, 41.5% from the three-point area and 62.5% from the charity stripe. It’s a small sample size but Stanford is 2-1 away and their lone loss was in USC. Stanford is 13-5 ATS and 15-3 SU this season. They are also 8-2 against California in their last 10 matchups.

California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Stanford Cardinal -8. Even though they are coming off a loss, Stanford is the favorite against California. They are simply the better team and they play better on the road. Despite California’s impressive 8-2 record at Haas Pavilion this season, Stanford have more firepower and the Golden Bears’ defense might not be able to contain it. Prediction is an easy 70-53 win for Stanford on the road.

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NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 6:00 PM- EST

Location: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California

Date: January 26, 2020

Live: ESPNU

NCAAB Odds: Stanford Cardinal -8

Total Odds: 125

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