Cal vs. Washington State - 3/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (13-17) at California Golden Bears (17-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: California Golden Bears -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The California Golden Bears and the Washington State Cougars face off on Wednesday in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in opening round Pac-12 college basketball tournament action.
The Cal Golden Bears finished the regular season 17-14 and in eighth place in the Pac-12 conference standings. Cal is averaging 66.5 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 17.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 13.7 points, David Kravish is averaging 11 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Jabari Bird is averaging 10.6 points. Cal is 1-1 in neutral site games and 7-11 in the Pac-12.
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The Washington State Cougars are 13-17 this season and they finished in 10th place in the Pac-12 standings. WSU is averaging 71 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 76.3 points and their opponents are shooting 46.5 percent. DaVonte Lacy leads the Cougars averaging 17.2 points per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 14.7 points and 10.8 rebounds, Ike Iroegbu is averaging 8.7 points, and Dexter Kernich-Drew is averaging 6.7 points. Washington State is 2-2 in neutral site games and 7-11 in the Pac-12.
Both of these teams lost to the same teams, the better teams in the Pac-12 beating the lesser teams and this game really could go either way so I will take the points in what is a lean at best.