Stanford at California College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/7/2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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The Stanford Cardinal head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the California Golden Bears on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Stanford as 9 point favorites.
Stanford comes into this game with an overall record of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 75.8 points per game while giving up 74.9 per contest. California has an overall record of 8-23. They are averaging 68.0 points per game and surrendering 77.6, good for a point differential of -9.6.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 16-15 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 11-18 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 11-16 against the over/under this year
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/29/17 G Marcus Sheffield Leg is out indefinitely
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Reid Travis averages 19.6 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Daejon Davis averages 10.6 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 5 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Don Coleman scores 14.7 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Justice Sueing averages 14 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford averages 75.8 points per contest this year, which is 115th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 86th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 73rd in Division 1. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 65th and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 34th with 14.8 per game. The Cardinal allow 74.9 points per contest, which is 241st in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 195th and 214th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 75th, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 165th place in college basketball. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
California is 300th in the country with 68.0 points per contest this season. They are 325th in the nation in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -9.6. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 349th in Division 1. They are 173rd in the country in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 345th in assists per game with 10.0. The Golden Bears are 36th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Golden Bears give up 77.6 points per game, which ranks them 298th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 313th and 347th in those defensive statistics. They rank 330th with 16.1 dimes allowed per game and 150th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Bears are 238th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Cardinal are 211th in the country in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 174th. They are 73rd in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 129th. As a unit they are 120th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 309th in D-1. Stanford is 52nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 175th in the country.
California is 62nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 332nd in Division 1. The Golden Bears are 311th in the nation in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 96.1 is ranked 330th. They are 125th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 343rd. As a unit they are 344th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 341st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Stanford/California college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Stanford -9
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