California Golden Bears vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/18/13
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-1) at California Golden Bears (3-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -25 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds take the hardwood with the California Golden Bears.
Southern Utah is penciled in for a bottom finish in the Big Sky with question marks surrounding their ability to score and defend. Those questions didn't go away in a 90-57 loss to Utah State where both ends of the floor struggled. The Thunderbirds trailed by 20 heading to the locker room and things never got any better with the boxscore telling us why. SUU connected at 30% and the Aggies sank shots at a blistering 58% and owned a +23 on the glass. Trey Kennedy was one of two double figure scorers with eleven points with Cal Hanks adding ten while Juwan Major chipped in with eight.
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California opened the 2013-14 campagn with a pair of double digit victories and were never challenged. A third seemed to be written in stone with a struggling Oakland paying a visit but the visitors played their best game of the young season before falling 64-60. Both hit at around 40% from the floor with the Golden Grizzlies totaling eight more shots with Cal winning it at the charity stripe where they turned 24 personals in to a 19-7 edge at the stripe. Jabri Bird tossed in a game high 24 points and grabbed five boards with Justin Cobb totaling 13 points and five assists while Richard Solomon chipped in with eleven points and hauled in a monster 17 rebounds in 37 minutes.
I don't know if either team looks great given the spread so this is more about who covers if playing well which to me is Cal. I don't play these type of games because the Golden Bears could call off the wolves early and allow the cover...