California vs Stanford Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/2/2020
Game: California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford -12
The California Golden Bears travel to Maples Pavilion to play the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Stanford as 12 point favorites.
California heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 65.8 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Stanford has an overall record of 11-2. They are averaging 72.3 points per game and surrendering 58.8, good for a point differential of 13.5.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 4-9-0 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 6-5-2 against the over/under
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 9-4-0 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-9-1 against the over/under
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/05/19 F Kodye Pugh Knee is out for season
Matt Bradley comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Kareem South averages 11.5 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Oscar Da Silva averages 17.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Tyrell Terry averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 65.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 308th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 138th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 34th in the nation. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 9.5 assists per game, which ranks them 308th and 343rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 216th with 13.2 per game. The Golden Bears allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 197th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 158th and 317th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 105th place in Division 1. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford is 176th in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 20th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 13.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the nation. They are 206th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 204th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Cardinal are 49th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Cardinal surrender 58.8 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 69th in those defensive statistics. They rank 35th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest and 85th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinal are 314th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per game.
The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 98.2, which is ranked 254th. They are 321st in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 189th. As a unit they are 150th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 341st in D-1. California is 110th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
Stanford is 25th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinal are 163rd in the country in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 173rd in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 27th. As a team they are 29th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 247th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's California/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Stanford -12
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