Cal vs. UCLA - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (14-9) at California Golden Bears (14-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Cal Golden Bears and the UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday at Haas Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Cal Golden Bears are 14-9 this season and they have won their last three games. Cal is averaging 66.7 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Bears averaging 17.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 14.9 points, David Kravish is averaging 11 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Jabari Bird is averaging 8.8 points. Cal is 9-6 at home and 4-6 in the Pac-12.
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The UCLA Bruins are 14-9 this season and they have won their last three games. UCLA is averaging 71.7 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Norman Powell leads the Bruins averaging 16.3 points per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 15.4 points and 5.4 assists, Kevin Looney is averaging 12.4 points and 10 rebounds, and Isaac Hamilton is averaging 10.6 points. UCLA is 2-5 on the road and 6-4 in the Pac-12.
Cal is 7-19 against the spread against the Pac-12, 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. UCLA is 6-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 2-8 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 4-1 against the spread following a win. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
With Bird back in the lineup Cal is a better team and I look for them to win outright here.