Cal vs. Washington - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (11-1) at California Golden Bears (10-3)
College Basketball: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Cal Golden Bears and the Washington Huskies face off on Friday Night at Hass Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The California Golden Bears are 10-3 this season but have lost their last two games falling to Wisconsin and then losing to Cal State Bakersfield. Cal is averaging 68.2 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent whole defensively they are allowing 59.7 points and their opponents shoot 38 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 19 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 13 points, David Kravish is averaging 10.6 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Christian Beherens is averaging 7.5 points. Cal may have been caught looking ahead in their last game but they should be ready and well prepped for this one.
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The Washington Huskies are 11-1 this season and ranked 19th in the nation and are coming off of a major upset loss to Stony Brook on Sunday. Washington is averaging 70.8 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.7 points and their opponents are shooting 33.9 percent. Nigel Williams-Goss leads the Huskies averaging 13.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game. Andrew Andrews is averaging 12 points, Shawn Kemp Jr. is averaging 10.3 points, and Robert Upshaw is averaging 10.8 points and 7.4 rebounds. Washington will need to put last game’s loss in the rear view mirror.
Cal is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 2-12 against the spread against the Pac-12. Washington is 5-2 against the spread following a loss and 4-12-2 against the spread in their last 18 road games following three or more home games. The favorite has covered the point spread in five f the last six meetings of these two.
This should be a good game meaning a fun game for the fans, a tough one for the bettors who will sweat it out no matter what side they are on and in a coin toss I will take the home team laying less than three.