Stanford vs. Cal Prediction

Stanford vs. Cal, 1/26/20 College Basketball Betting Predictions

Stanford looks to continue its strong play on Sunday evening when it visits Cal at 6:00 p.m. ET. The Cardinal has won eight of its last 10 games but is laying 8 points on the road tonight. Is Stanford still a solid play for bettors?

Game Snapshot

855 Stanford (-8) at 856 Cal (+8); o/u 125

6:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 26, 2020

Haas Pavilion

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Public Betting Trends

According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 70% of betting tickets are on Stanford to cover the spread in this matchup.

Stanford Player Spotlight

Oscar Da Silva submitted 21 points (9-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes Saturday in Stanford's 82-78 overtime loss to USC. Da Silva was able to break out of a relative offensive lull with his most points since Dec. 14 and also had a hand in USC big man Nick Rakocevic's 0-for-7 showing from the field, though freshman Onyeka Okongwu (22 points, nine rebounds in 36 minutes) was able to step up for the Trojans. The junior from Germany has been instrumental nonetheless in the Cardinal's impressive 15-3 start to the season, averaging 16.2 points and 5.7 boards while shooting at career-best rates from the field (61.6 percent) and the free-throw line (80.2 percent).

Cal Player Spotlight

Matt Bradley supplied 17 points (7-15 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and five rebounds across 39 minutes during Sunday's 50-40 loss to UCLA. Bradley has been quietly putting together one of the best Pac-12 seasons to this point in the year, averaging 17.4 points and 5.1 rebounds across 33.7 minutes per game. The sophomore has been in double-figures in 17 of 18 games, and leads his team by a significant margin in usage at 26.7 percent. Bradley has moved himself into fantasy consideration outside of Pac-12-only formats.

NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends

Stanford

The Cardinal are just 2-5 against the spread in its last seven road games when facing an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

Cal

The Golden Bears are 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.

Prediction

The Cardinal are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games as a favorite and have covered in nine of their last 12 games coming off an ATS loss. Cal, meanwhile, is just 3-12 at the betting window in its last 15 games overall, is 6-21 against the spread in its last 27 games coming off an ATS loss and is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games coming off a loss.

Sunday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Stanford -8

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