California at Stanford College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The California Golden Bears head to Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Stanford as 7 point favorites.
California heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 80.1 per game. Stanford has an overall mark of 6-7. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 74.2, which is a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 4-7 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 6-3 against the over/under this year
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-9 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-8 against the over/under this year
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
11/16/17 F Cole Welle Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/29/17 G Dorian Pickens Leg is out indefinitely
11/29/17 G Marcus Sheffield Leg is out indefinitely
Don Coleman averages 20.5 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Darius McNeill averages 13.4 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Reid Travis scores 21.4 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Michael Humphrey averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.5 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 76.0 points per contest this year, which is 157th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 182nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 217th in Division 1. They average 37.1 boards per contest and 10.8 assists per game, which ranks them 146th and 333rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 39th with 15.7 per game. The Golden Bears allow 80.1 points per contest, which is 316th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 245th and 301st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 116th, and they allow 16.5 assists per game which puts them in 320th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 157th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford is 222nd in the country with 72.8 points per contest this season. They are 176th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 206th in Division 1. They are 95th in the country in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 244th in assists per game with 12.9. The Cardinal are 17th in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The Cardinal give up 74.2 points per game, which ranks them 228th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 140th and 293rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 136th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 98th with 33.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinal are 63rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Golden Bears are 209th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 302nd. In terms of pace they are 77th in the country with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 256th. As a team they are 219th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 345th in Division 1. California is 70th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 278th in the nation.
Stanford is 20th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 166th in the nation. The Cardinal are 252nd in the country in offensive rating with 100.7, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 223rd. In terms of pace they are 114th in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 214th. As a team they are 176th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 260th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's California/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take California +7
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks