California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 2/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: California (+11.5)
Maples Pavilion is the venue where and the Stanford Cardinal (11-7) will play the California Golden Bears (7-13) on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Stanford as 11.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 132.5.
California enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 7-13 for the year. The Golden Bears are hitting 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc (148 of 442) and 67.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 66.3 points per contest (292nd in college hoops) on 44.0% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.5 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, California is grabbing 31.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 251 assists this year, which has them ranked 65th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Bears have forced 12.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.6 fouls. They relinquish 39.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 177th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.9). The Golden Bears defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.3% (507 of 1,095) and they relinquish 33.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are 336th in the nation in allowing assists with 279 surrendered so far this season.
The California Golden Bears stepped onto the hardwood against the Cardinal and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-55 in their last game. California ended the game with a 36.0% FG percentage (18 of 50) and buried 6 of 22 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Golden Bears converted 13 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 86.7%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled 25 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 dimes for the game as well as getting 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Regarding the defense, California allowed the other team to shoot 36.0% from the floor on 18 of 50 shooting. Stanford dished out 12 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. In addition, the Cardinal snagged 27 boards (3 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Stanford finished the game shooting 58.3% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of 24 attempts. They also made 4 of their 12 attempts from beyond the arc.
Matt Bradley is one guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He racked up 24 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played for 32 minutes played and snagged 4 boards. Bradley finished 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this contest for the Golden Bears was Andre Kelly. He grabbed 7 boards and also totaled 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 71.4% from the field for the game by hitting 5-of-7 (15 points). In all, Kelly was on the hardwood for 26 minutes.
Stanford has a record of 11-7 so far this year. Stanford has scored 1,298 pts on the campaign (72.1 per contest) and they grab 35.6 rebounds per game. The Cardinal are committing 17.2 fouls per game while shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Cardinal are shooting 46.3% from the floor, which ranks 77th in the nation. They are assisting teammates 12.4 times per game (244th in the country) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per contest. The Cardinal on the defensive end are ranked 125th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 68.3. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.2% from the field (42nd in the country). The Stanford defense allows 32.9% on 3-point shots (139 of 423) and opponents are connecting on 74.3% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.6 assists and 33.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 146th and 93rd in college hoops.
In their win over Cal, the Cardinal were able to snag 24 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in the matchup. They blocked 2 shots while earning 8 steals for the contest. The Golden Bears were called for 19 fouls for this game which got the Cardinal to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a clip of 58.3%. With respect to shooting from distance, Stanford made 4 out of their 12 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Cardinal finished shooting 26 for 48 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.2%. The Cardinal allowed the Golden Bears to make 18 out of 50 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 36.0% in the game. They finished 27.3% from three-point range by going 6 out of 22 and ended up going 13 out of 15 from the charity stripe (86.7%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Stanford permitted California to pull down 25 in all (5 offensive).
Oscar Da Silva was important for the Cardinal for the contest. He knocked down 8 out of 17 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, which got him 24 points. Silva collected 11 boards in his 36 mins and had 4 dimes in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Stanford was Jaiden Delaire. He racked up 14 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 7 from the floor in this matchup. Delaire walked away from this one going 71.4% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Stanford (-11.5)
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