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Teams looking to start the new college basketball season off on the right foot meet in a non-conference matchup when the Pacific Tigers battle the Stanford Cardinal on Monday afternoon. Both teams look to have better years than last season. The Tigers (8-22) placed eighth in the West Coast Conference at 3-11, and were 0-13 on the road in 2021-22. The Cardinal (16-16) were ninth in the Pac-12 at 8-12, but were solid on their home floor, going 10-5.

The game from Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif., is scheduled to tip off at 2 p.m. ET. Stanford averaged 66.4 points per game, 295th-best in the nation last season, while Pacific averaged 65.9, 305th-best. The Cardinal are 15-point favorites in the latest Pacific vs. Stanford odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 135. Before locking in any Stanford vs. Pacific picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past six years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $1,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. 

Now, the model has set its sights on Stanford vs. Pacific, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Pacific vs. Stanford:

  • Stanford vs. Pacific spread: Stanford -15
  • Stanford vs. Pacific over/under: 135 points
  • Stanford vs. Pacific money line: Stanford -1700, Pacific +900
  • PAC: The Over is 5-0 in the Tigers' last five games
  • STAN: The Under is 4-1 in the Cardinal's last five Monday games
  • Stanford vs. Pacific picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Stanford can cover 

Among those top returners for the Cardinal are sophomore forward Harrison Ingram, who averaged 10.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and three assists per game a year ago. Ingram is the reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, starting 30 of 32 games in 2021-22. He was one of just two freshmen nationally to average at least 10 points, six rebounds and three assists per game, and was the only Pac-12 freshman to average double figures in scoring. He ranks 10th in Stanford freshman history in scoring, ninth in made threes, fourth in rebounds, second in rebound average, sixth in assists, ninth in steals and fourth in minutes played.

Also expected to lead the offense is junior guard Michael O'Connell. He appeared in 31 games last season with 30 starts, averaging 7.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and one steal per game. He scored in double figures seven times, including a season-high 16 points against Arizona State on Jan. 22, and at Arizona on March 3. He led the Cardinal in assists 18 times, and posted the best assist-to-turnover ratio at the Pac-12 Tournament at 11-to-1.

Why Pacific can cover

The Tigers lost seven players from last year's roster, but have added six transfers and one true freshman. Donovan Williams and Keylan Boone join the Tigers after being teammates at Oklahoma State, while Judson Martindale (Holy Cross), Tyler Beard (Georgetown), Jordan Ivy-Curry (Texas-San Antonio), Cam Denson (Triton Community College), and Makai Richards (Eastern Washington) enter their first season with the team as transfers. Moe Odum is the lone freshman on the squad. The additions will help coach Leonard Perry, entering his second season on the bench, remake the roster.

The team's top returning scorer is redshirt senior Luke Avdalovic. Last season, he averaged 10 points and two rebounds per game and was solid at the free throw line, connecting on 87 percent of his throws, second-best on the team. He played in 25 games a year ago, starting in a career-high 21. He registered his first career 20-point performance with 23 points against Santa Clara on Jan. 12.

How to make Pacific vs. Stanford picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total. It also says one side of the spread hits more than 70% of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Stanford vs. Pacific? And which side of the spread hits more than 70% percent of the time? Visit SportsLine to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up over $1,200 on its college basketball picks the last six years, and find out.