Washington State Cougars vs. California Golden Bears Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/12/14
California Golden Bears (15-8) at Washington State Cougars (9-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Friel Court)
The Line: Washington State Cougars +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Washington State Cougars are having a horrible season and they sit in 11th place in the Pac-12 standings. WSU is 2-9 in the Pac-12 and 6-5 at home this season. DaVonte Lacy is averaging 18.5 points to lead the Cougars in scoring. Que Johnson is averaging 10.5 points, D.J. Shelton is averaging 9.4 points and 8.8 rebounds, and Royce Woolridge is averaging 7.7 points. Washington State is averaging 62.6 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 66 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Washington State lost by 21 points at Cal on January 18th..
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The Cal Golden Bears have lost four of their last five games to slip to fifth place in the Pac-12. Cal is 4-6 on the road this season and 6-4 in the Pac-12. Justin Cobbs is averaging 16 points per game to lead the Bears. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 12 points, David Kravish is averaging 11.7 points and 7.6 rebounds, and Richard Solomon is averaging 11.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Cal is averaging 74.8 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Cal had the big win against Arizona but followed it up with a home loss against Stanford.
Washington State is 21-10 against the spread in their last 31 home games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. Cal is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 4-9-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
Cal is just the better team here but they just haven’t gotten it done of late making the Bears the choice but just not a strong one.
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