Teams looking for significant improvement over a year ago meet in a non-conference season-opening matchup when the Pacific Tigers battle the Stanford Cardinal on Monday afternoon. The Tigers (8-22) placed eighth in the West Coast Conference at 3-11 in 2021-22, while the Cardinal (16-16) were ninth in the Pac-12 at 8-12.
Tipoff from Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif., is set for 2 p.m. ET. Stanford is favored by 15 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 135 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows the Cardinal returns eight of its top nine rotation players from a year ago, while also bringing in the program's first transfer in 12 years and the first graduate transfer in program history in Michael Jones from Davidson. Jones started all 34 games for Davidson last year, averaging 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and nearly two assists per game. He ended his Davidson career ranked fifth in program history in 3-point percentage (40.3%). Jones was one of two returners in college basketball to have scored 400 points, while shooting at least 46% from the floor, 42% from 3-point range and 84 percent from the free throw line last season.
The model also knows the Tigers' 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.
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