California vs. Davidson - 12/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Davidson Wildcats (8-2) at California Golden Bears (9-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -9.5 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Cal Golden Bears and the Davidson Wildcats face off on Monday in college basketball action.
The Cal Golden Bears are 9-3 this season and they are coming off of a one-point overtime loss to Virginia that ended a five-game winning streak. California is averaging 76.3 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.2 points and their opponents are shooting 37.8 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 16.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.3 points and 5.4 rebounds, Ivan Rabb is averaging 12.4 points and 8.8 rebounds, and Jordan Mathews is averaging 12.3 points. Cal has the talent to play with any team in the nation and this is their final game before they begin Pac-12 play.
USA TODAY Sports
The Davidson Wildcats are 8-2 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Davidson is averaging 84 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 80 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Jack Gibbs leads the Wildcats averaging 26.6 points per game. Brian Sullivan is averaging 15.8 points, Peyton Aldridge is averaging 14.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Jordan Barham is averaging 13 points and 5.5 rebounds. Davidson’s losses were to North Carolina and Pitt.
Cal is 6-15-1 against the spread following a loss, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Davidson is 21-5 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, 2-6 against the spread following a win, and 2-10 against the spread in their last 12 games.
This just looks like a big number in a game I expect to be a dog fight so I will take the points with Davidson.