Washington State vs. Cal - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (11-9) at Washington State Cougars (9-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington State Cougars and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Thursday at Beasley Coliseum in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Washington State Cougars are 9-10 this season and they have lost their last three games. WSU is averaging 70.7 points and they are shooting43 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.5 points and their opponents are shooting 46.2 percent. DaVonte Lacy is averaging 16.9 points per game to lead the Cougars. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds, Ike Iroegbu is averaging 8.7 points, and Bret Boese is averaging 6.3 points. Washington State is 5-2 at home and 3-4 in the Pac-12.
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The Cal Golden Bears are 11-9 this season and hey have lost their last six games. Cal is averaging 64.9 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 poits and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 17.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 15 points, David Kravish is averaging 10.9 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Christian Behrens is averaging 5.5 points. Cal is 2-2 on the road and 1-6 in the Pac-12.
Washington State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-10 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 4-11 against the spread following a loss. Cal is 8-20 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-6 against the spread in their last six games. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
The home team has owned this series and as bad as Cal is playing it makes WSU an even stronger choice.