Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cardinal versus the Golden Bears? Tip off is at at 11:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA. Stanford is favored by -3.5 in this Pac-12 conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 155.5 points.

STANFORD CARDINAL VS CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: California Golden Bears +3.5

This game will be played at Maples Pavilion at 11:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS:

  • 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 +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Cardinal Make it Happen on the Road?

Stanford is favored by 3.5 points in this game. They have a record of 12-17 this season, including a 7-12 mark in Pac-12 games. So far, they have gone 8-7 when favored.

On the road, the Cardinal have gone 3-8, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak away from home. For the season, their average scoring margin on the road is -7.0 points per game.

When looking at Stanford’s ATS record this season, they currently sit at 13-14-1. However, they have gone just 6-9 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinal have gone just 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road, Stanford has gone 5-5-1 vs. the spread this season and they are 4-5-1 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Stanford’s over/under record for the season sits at 16-12 and the average scoring total in their games is 153.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 155.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (150.2). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 155 points.

The Stanford offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. Colorado. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.9% while connecting on 7 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Maxime Raynaud, who holds an average of 15.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Brandon Angel is averaging 13 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Stanford defense is giving up an average of 77.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.5 threes per game vs. California. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.8%.

Do the Golden Bears Have a Shot at a Home Win?

California enters this game as a 3.5-point underdog. They have a record of 13-17 and have lost two straight games. In Pac-12 play, the Golden Bears are 9-10 compared to 4-7 in non-conference action.

At home, California is 10-7 this season, and their average scoring margin is +2.2. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4, and their last game at home was a win. So far this season, they have been the underdog in 20 of their 30 games, and their record in those games is 7-13.

California has an overall ATS record of 15-13-2 this season, including a mark of 7-8-2 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Bears have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record vs. the spread is 4-4-2 this season and 13-6-1 as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record for California games is 18-12. On average, their games have finished with 4.3 more points than their over/under line of 146.8. Today’s over/under line is set at 155.5. So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 148 points scored.

In their latest game, California offense put up 59 points against Utah. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 34.4% and made 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jaylon Tyson, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.8, while Fardaws Aimaq also maintains a PPG average of 14.6 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Golden Bears’ defense is positioned 283rd in the country, permitting 76.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Utah, the Runnin’ Utes finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 88 points vs. California.