Stanford Cardinal vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 2/4/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs California Golden Bears
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (-6)
Haas Pavilion is the venue where and the California Golden Bears (7-12) will take on the Stanford Cardinal (10-7) on Thursday. The line on this contest has Stanford as 6-point favorites. The O/U opens at 133.
Stanford enters this game with a record of 10-7 so far this season. They turn it over 15.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Stanford is grabbing 35.9 rebounds per contest and has earned 211 assists for the season, which ranks 138th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Cardinal are shooting 31.3% on 3-pointers (90 of 288) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 72.2 points per contest (164th in Division 1) while hitting 45.9% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Cardinal have forced 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. The Cardinal are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.5% (413 of 1,021) and they surrender 33.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 246th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 215 surrendered on the campaign. They concede 33.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 152nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.1).
The Stanford Cardinal played the USC Trojans and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 72-66 in their last contest. Stanford wrapped up the contest with a 51.9% FG percentage (27 out of 52) and buried 7 of their 16 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cardinal made 5 of their 8 shots for a rate of 62.5%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they earned 26 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 12 dimes for this game as well as having 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing defense, Stanford allowed the other team to shoot 51.9% from the floor on 27 out of 52 shooting. USC recorded 9 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Trojans pulled down 26 boards (8 offensive, 18 defensive) and got 2 blocks. USC walked away from this one shooting 70.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 20 attempts. They converted 4 out of their 17 tries from long range.
Jaiden Delaire is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. He left the arena with 22 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. He played 32 minutes played and also grabbed 2 boards. Delaire finished the game at 62.5% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in the matchup for the Cardinal was Michael O'Connell. He collected 6 boards and collected 4 dimes. He finished the game shooting 58.3% from the field in this matchup by shooting 7-of-12 (20 points). When the final whistle blew, O'Connell played for 38 minutes.
California has a record of 7-12 so far this year. The Golden Bears have committed 17.4 personal fouls every game and they go 67.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 12.6 times per game (216th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.3 times per game. California has accounted for 1,270 points so far this season (66.8 per game) and they pull down 31.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Golden Bears are hitting on 44.3% from the field, which has them ranked 178th in college basketball. The Golden Bears on the defensive end are ranked 175th in D-1 in points given up per game with 69.9. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the floor (274th in college basketball). The California defense allows 39.2% on three-point shots (140 of 357) and their opposition makes 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 14.1 dimes and 33.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 250th and 101st in those categories.
In their last game, the California Golden Bears went home defeated by a final of 71-50 when they played the Arizona Wildcats. The Golden Bears collected 16 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 20 for the game. They also stuffed 2 tries while earning 3 steals in this game. The Wildcats had 14 fouls in the game which got the Golden Bears to the charity stripe for 11 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw tries for a clip of 63.6%. With respect to shots from distance, California made 7 of their 22 attempts (31.8%). When all was said and done, the Golden Bears ended up shooting 18 for 47 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.3%. The Golden Bears permitted the Wildcats to make 27 of 52 attempts from the field which had them shooting 51.9% for the contest. They finished shooting 46.2% from distance by shooting 6 out of 13 and ended up going 11 out of 18 at the free throw line (61.1%). In relation to how they rebounded, California permitted Arizona to pull down 32 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Matt Bradley ended up being important for the Golden Bears in the matchup. He converted 7 out of 10 for the contest for a rate of 70.0%, which had him sitting at 21 points. Bradley pulled down 2 boards in his 25 minutes played and earned 2 assists for the game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for California was Joel Brown. He ended up scoring 10 points in his 30 minutes played via 4 of 6 from the floor in the game. Brown finished going 66.7% from the field while earning 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Stanford (-6)
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