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California Golden Bears vs. Washington Huskies Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/15/14

Washington Huskies (11-6) at California Golden Bears (12-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)

The Line: California Golden Bears -9.5 -- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The California Golden Bears and the Washington Huskies face off on Wednesday Night in Pac-12 college basketball action.

The Cal Golden Bears have reeled off four consecutive wins and have started Pac-12 play 3-0. Cal is 8-0 at home and they are 3-3 against teams with a RPI better than 100. Justin Cobbs leads the Bears averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 assists per game. Richard Solomon is averaging 12.1 points and 10.2 rebounds, David Kravish is averaging 11.9 points and 7.6 rebounds, and Tyrone Wallace is averaging 11.8 points. Cal is averaging 76.4 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. The Pac-12 is looking like they will have strong representation in March Madness and Cal looks like they are going to be a part of it.

California Golden Bears vs. Washington Huskies Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/15/14

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The Washington Huskies have won their last two games going 3-1 thus far in the Pac-12. UW’s only conference loss has been to Arizona but overall they are 2-4 away from home this season. C.J. Wilcox continues to lead the Huskies averaging 20.5 points per game. Andrew Andrews is averaging 13.2 points, Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 12.4 points, and Perris Blackwell is averaging 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. Washington is averaging 77.4 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.1 points and their opponents are shooting 47.3 percent. Washington could also be competing for a NCAA Tournament spot this season.

Cal is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 8-3-1 against the spread in the Pac-12, and 11-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Washington is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 4-1 against the spread against the Pac 12, and 5-2 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.

The total here appears slightly to the high side and the only way I see it going over is with overtime so I will take the under. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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Under 148

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