Washington Huskies vs. California Golden Bears - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (17-8) at Washington Huskies (15-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies +1 -- Over/Under: 159.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The California Golden Bears will travel to play the Washington Huskies in a PAC-12 game on Thursday.
The Washington Huskies are 15-10 (7-6) and are coming off of a loss to Colorado by a score of 81-80. Washington has lost their last 3 games and is currently 7th in the PAC-12 standings. Washington has good conference wins against UCLA (twice) and USC. Washington is averaging 84.3 points per game while giving up 80.5 points per game. Washington is also averaging 41.3 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Andrew Andrews is averaging 20.5 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for Washington. Dejounte Murray is averaging 14.8 points per game and 4.6 assists per game. Washington is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The California Golden Bears are 17-8 (7-5) and are coming off of a win against Oregon State by a score of 83-71. California has won 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 5th in the PAC-12 standings. California has good conference wins against Utah, Arizona, and Oregon. California is averaging 75 points per game while giving up 66.7 points per game. California is also averaging 39.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is averaging 15.8 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for California. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 15.3 points per game and 4.5 assists per game for the Golden Bears. California is shooting 65.8% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 47% on all field goal attempts.
California is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. California is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The over is 7-2 in California’s last 9 games. Washington is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games. Washington is 6-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss. The over is 15-2 in Washington’s last 17 games. California is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
This is a very important game for both teams, who are trying to get into the tournament. Washington struggles on defense, giving up over 80 points per game. California is a much better defensive team, while Washington is the better rebounding team. California is playing good basketball right now and I like them here on the road.