The Cardinal and Golden Bears are set to face off at 9:00 ET on PACN. The Golden Bears will host the game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Stanford is favored by -2.5 in this Pac-12 conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 150.5 points.


The Pick: California Golden Bears +2.5

This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, March 13th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Bears.
  • Not only will California pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Cardinal Grab a Win on the Road?

Stanford comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 16 of their 30 games this season, going 9-7 in those games. On the road, they have gone 4-8 this season, and they are 1-2 in their last three games away from home.

Overall, Stanford has a record of 13-17, and they are 8-12 in Pac-12 play. They have gone 5-5 in non-conference games, and they have won their last game, a 22-point victory over California.

Stanford has been right around .500 vs. the spread this season with a 14-14-1 record. On the road, they are 6-5-1 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Cardinal have gone 7-9 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Stanford is 4-6 vs. the spread.

Stanford’s over/under record this season sits at 16-13 and the average over/under line in their games is 150.4. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 150.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

In their previous game, the Cardinal’s offense finished with 80 points, which is right in line with their current average of 76.5 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Maxime Raynaud with 20 points. Kanaan Carlyle also added 12 points for the Cardinal.

Facing California, Stanford aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 76.4 points allowed per game (285th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Stanford’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.3% this season.

Does California Have a Shot at a Home Win?

California enters this game as a 2.5-point underdog, and they have gone 7-14 as the underdog this season. They are 10-8 at home this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4.

Through 31 games, the Golden Bears have gone 13-18, and they have lost three straight games. Their record in Pac-12 play is 9-11, and they are 4-7 in non-conference games.

As the underdog this season, Cal has gone 13-7-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 7-9-2. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Bears are 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for California games is 18-13. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 150.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points.

In their recent matchup, the California offense ended with 58 points against Stanford. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35% and made 4 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jaylon Tyson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 19.6. Fardaws Aimaq also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.7.

At present, the Golden Bears’ defense is nationally ranked 294th, allowing 76.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Stanford, the Cardinal finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 80 points vs. California.