Cal vs. Washington State - 1/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (6-7) at California Golden Bears (11-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -10 -- Over/Under: 136.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The California Golden Bears and the Washington State Cougars face off on Sunday at Haas Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Cal Golden Bears go their Pac-12 season off on the right foot knocking off Washington by six points. Cal is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 19 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 13 points, David Kravish is averaging 10.6 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Christian Beherens is averaging 7.5 points. Cal 8-2 at home this season.
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The Washington State Cougars are 6-7 this season and they are coming off of a 16-point loss at Stanford in their Pac-12 opener. WSU is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.5 points and their opponents are shooting 45.3 percent. DaVonte Lacy leads the Cougars averaging 16.7 points per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 15.2 points and 10.8 rebounds, Ike Iroegbu is averaging 8.5 points, and Ny Redding is averaging 7.0 points. Washington State is 0-5 on the road this season.
Cal is 1-3-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 1-7 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record. Washington State is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games, 3-9 against the spread following a loss, and 1-5-2 against the spread against the Pac-12. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two teams.
The total is at 136.5 and that one is no problem for these two as it sails over.