California Golden Bears vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/10/13
Nevada Wolf Pack (4-5) at California Golden Bears (6-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Cal Golden Bears and the Nevada Wolfpack face off on Tuesday in Berkley in college basketball action.
The Cal Golden Bears have lost three of their last four games and while they have played tough competition it won’t get any easier when they start their Pac-12 schedule. Cal has lost three of their last four games but they are a perfect 5-0 at home this season. Justin Cobbs is averaging 13.9 points and 6.4 assists to lead the Golden Bears. David Kravish is averaging 12.7 points and 8.4 rebounds, Jabari Bird is averaging 12.2 points, and Richard Solomon is averaging 11 points and 10.9 rebounds. Cal is averaging 74.1 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.7 points and their opponents shoot 39.5 percent. Cal has Fresno and Creighton up in their next two games.
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The Nevada Wolfpack are 4-5 on the season but ended a three game losing streak by getting the win over UC Davis in their last game. Nevada has been netter on the road than they have been at home going 3-1 on the road so far. Deonte Burton leads the Wolfpack averaging 23.1 points per game. Jerry Evans Jr. is averaging 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, Michael Perez is averaging 11.2 points, and Cole Huff is averaging 9.4 points. Nevada is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 79.4 points and their opponents are shooting 49.4 percent. Nevada has played the 110th ranked schedule thus far and it looks to get slightly tougher.
Cal is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 1-4 against the spread against the Mountain West, and 2-6-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Nevada is 2-5 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, and 17-8-3 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
Cal is the better team and they are at home but I don’t see them being good enough to lay this kind of number that is about 4 or 5 points to the high side.
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