California vs. CS Bakersfield - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
CS Bakersfield Roadrunners (2-10) at California Golden Bears (10-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners and California Golden Bears meet Sunday night at the Haas Pavilion.
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners have lost six of their last seven games play for the first time in eight days. On the season, CSU Bakersfield is averaging 59.8 points on 38.8 percent shooting and is allowing 62.2 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Aly Ahmed is averaging 14 points and 6.1 rebounds while Kevin Mays is averaging 8.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Dashawn Richmond is shooting 40.3 percent from the field and Jaylin Airington is grabbing three rebounds. The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners are one of the worst offensive teams in the country with just one double-digit scorers while shooting 71.2 percent from the free throw line and 28.4 percent from deep. Defensively, CSU Bakersfield is forcing 10.9 turnovers per game and is holding teams to 33.9 percent from downtown.
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The California Golden Bears have won seven of their last eight games and play for the first time in six days. On the season, Cal is averaging 69.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and is allowing 60.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 19.3 points and 4.2 assists while Jordan Mathews is averaging 13.2 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jabari Bird is shooting 49.1 percent from the field and David Kravish is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The California Golden Bears are one of the more balanced teams in the Pac-12, which includes a defense that’s forcing 9.9 turnovers and allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep. Offensively, Cal is shooting 65 percent from the free throw line and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc. Cal has four double-digit scorers.
The Roadrunners are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Bears are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-4-2 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
CSU Bakersfield doesn't have the horses to hang with Cal for 40 minutes. I look for the Golden Bears to win this in a blowout.