California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Maples Pavilion is the location where the Stanford Cardinal (8-12) will attempt to beat the California Golden Bears (3-17) on Saturday.
The California Golden Bears played Oregon State and took a loss by a final of 68-48 in their last contest. California walked away from the game with a 37.5% field goal percentage (18 out of 48) and buried 3 of their 15 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Golden Bears made 9 of 12 shots for a rate of 75.0%. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected 21 with 3 of them being offensive. They also dished out 11 assists in this contest as well as forcing 9 turnovers and having 3 steals. In the matter of the defense, California allowed 54.0% from the floor on 27 out of 50 shooting. Oregon State doled out 13 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. In addition, Oregon State collected 27 boards (5 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Oregon State finished the game shooting 16.7% from the free throw line by converting 1 of their 6 shots. They also converted 13 of 24 attempts from long range. When discussing personal fouls, the Golden Bears finished with 11 while Oregon State totaled 16 personal fouls.
Kuany Kuany is a guy who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins played and totaled 2 rebounds. He went 66.7% from the floor and distributed 1 assist.
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California heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 3-17 on the campaign. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, California is pulling in 31.2 rebounds per game and has earned 204 assists on the season, which ranks 354th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Golden Bears are connecting on 30.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (101 of 333) and 74.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 61.0 points per outing (356th in college hoops) while connecting on 41.7% from the field.
On defense, the Golden Bears are forcing 10.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.8 fouls. They are 178th in college basketball in allowing assists with 258 conceded so far this season. The Golden Bears defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.5% (493 of 1,083) and they concede 32.8 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 33.3% on 3-pointers and they are 160th in D-1 in PPG allowed (68.4).
The last time they took the court, the Stanford Cardinal got the win with a final of 72-65 against Chicago State. When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Stanford permitted Chicago State to grab 23 in total (7 offensive). They finished the game shooting 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 8 out of 24 and ended up shooting 13 of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). The Cardinal permitted Chicago State to make 22 of their 55 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0% in this matchup. In all, the Cardinal ended up shooting 21 for 48 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Stanford made 8 out of 19 tries (42.1%). They were able to convert 22 of those for a rate of 75.9%. Chicago State had 18 fouls in the game which took the Cardinal to the free throw line for a total of 29 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 2 steals for the matchup. The Cardinal snagged 26 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the contest.
Spencer Jones ended up being important for the Cardinal for the game. He made 7 out of 14 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and totaled 7 rebounds. He recorded 21 points in his 32 mins of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
Stanford has a mark of 8-12 on the year. The Cardinal are committing 16.7 fouls every game and they connect on 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.2 times per contest (194th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.2 times per contest. Stanford has 1,362 points so far this season (68.1 per game) and they pull in 34.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Cardinal are hitting on 43.6% from the floor, which ranks them 237th in Division 1.
The Cardinal defensively are ranked 86th in the nation in points allowed per game with 66.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the field (255th in college basketball). The Stanford defense gives up 34.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (147 of 422) and their opponents are knocking down 72.9% of their foul shots. They allow 12.3 assists and 30.8 boards every game, which ranks them 153rd and 22nd in Division 1.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Stanford
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