California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 3/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: California (+6.5)
The California Golden Bears (8-19) travel to T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Stanford Cardinal (14-12). The line on this contest has Stanford as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 133.
California comes into this contest with a record of 8-19 on the year. They are averaging 65.3 pts per game (308th in the country) while connecting on 42.8% from the field. The Golden Bears are connecting on 32.4% on shots from downtown (188 of 580) and 69.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, California is collecting 31.7 boards per contest and has tallied 326 assists for the campaign, which is 122nd in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.6 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Golden Bears are forcing 11.7 turnovers every game while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They are 301st in Division 1 in allowing assists with 355 conceded this year. The Golden Bears defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.0% (683 of 1,452) and they concede 32.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are conceding 38.0% on three-point shots and they rank 172nd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (70.0).
The California Golden Bears played the Oregon Ducks and took a loss by a score of 74-63 in their last game. California finished the contest having earned a 45.3% field goal percentage (24 out of 53) and buried 7 out of their 19 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Golden Bears buried 8 of their 11 shots for a rate of 72.7%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 14 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In terms of defending, California allowed the other team to shoot 52.7% from the field on 29 out of 55 shooting. Oregon earned 11 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Oregon snagged 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 1 block. Oregon walked away from this one shooting 76.9% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of 13 attempts. They made 6 out of their 15 tries from 3-point range.
Ryan Betley is someone who played a role in this game. He scored 13 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 26 mins and also grabbed 2 boards. Betley finished the game shooting 41.7% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. An additional guy that was a contributor in this game for the Golden Bears was Matt Bradley. He had 6 rebounds in 34 minutes played on the night. He shot 36.4% from the field for this game by connecting on 4-of-11 (12 points). When the final whistle was blown, Bradley had 2 assists.
Stanford has a win-loss mark of 14-12 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Cardinal are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 62nd in the nation. Stanford has 1,825 pts for the season (70.2 per game) and they average 34.0 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 12.4 times per game (228th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.1 times per game. The Cardinal commit 16.7 personal fouls every game and they go 71.5% from the free throw line. The Cardinal on the defensive side of the court are 149th in college hoops in PPG given up with 69.3. They are forcing 14.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.2% from the floor (65th in college hoops). The Stanford defense gives up 33.1% on three-point shots (206 of 623) and their opponents are making 74.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 12.7 assists and 33.6 boards every game, which is ranked 149th and 115th in those categories.
In their last game, the Stanford Cardinal walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-42 when they faced the USC Trojans. The Cardinal were able to snag 19 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for the contest. They also turned it over 14 times, while getting 8 steals for this contest. The Trojans earned 10 fouls for the matchup which got the Cardinal to the charity stripe for a total of 8 tries. They were able to bury 6 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning 3-pointers, Stanford buried 6 of their 25 attempts (24.0%). Overall, the Cardinal shot 15 out of 59 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 25.4%. The Cardinal allowed the Trojans to convert 31 out of their 59 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.5% in this contest. They finished 37.5% from downtown by hitting 9 out of 24 and finished the contest at 8 out of 13 at the free throw line (61.5%). When talking about team rebounding, Stanford permitted USC to pull down 44 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Spencer Jones ended up being important for the Cardinal for this contest. He buried 3 out of 10 in this contest for a field goal rate of 30.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Jones earned 9 points in his 30 mins on the court and had 1 assist for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Stanford was Jaiden Delaire. He left the arena with 1 assist in 29 minutes played, and he shot 3 out of 14 from the floor. Delaire ended up shooting 21.4% from the field as well as contributing 6 points and 8 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take California (+6.5) and over 133 points
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