Against The Spread Pick
Neither team is coming into this having had a good last 10 games. Cal is just 3-7 and Stanford is just 4-6. This year has been a rough one for the Bears as they have not shined on either side of the ball. Their offense is only averaging 63 points per game and their defense is giving up 69.7 per game. The weak spot for Cal besides scoring is that they don’t defend the three very well. That could bite them here as Stanford is a very efficient shooting team going 47 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the arc. The Cardinal have one of the best defenses in the country and rank in the top 30 in most major statistical categories. Despite not winning a ton Stanford is 4-2 ATS in their last six games. The Cardinal should dominate a lowly Cal team in this one. Take Stanford with the points.
Over Under Pick
Stanford’s defense has been incredible this year. They are only allowing 62 points per game and holding opponents to just 39.8 percent for the floor. To add to this they also prevent the deep ball where opponents only shoot 29.7 percent from three. This defense is going to cripple a below average Cal offense whose best part of their game is shooting the three. Last time these two met they only totaled 120. The total has gone under in four of Stanford’s last five games against California and I don’t see that changing here. I am leaning the under.