Cal vs. Arizona State - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (9-9) at California Golden Bears (11-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Cal Golden Bears and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Thursday at Haas Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Cal Golden Bears are 11-7 this season and they have lost their last four games. Cal is averaging 66.9 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 17.8 points and 8.3 rebounds to lead the Bears. Jordan Mathews is averaging 15.2 points, David Kravish is averaging 10.7 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Christian Beherens is averaging 6.1 points. Cal is 8-4 at home this season.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are 9-9 this season and they are coming off of a win over Colorado that ended a four game skid. ASU is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents shoot 42.5 percent. Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 11.3 points to lead the Sun Devils. Gerry Blakes is averaging 10.9 points, Eric Jacobsen is averaging 10.2 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Jonathan Gilling is averaging 7.4 points. Arizona State is 0-5 on the road this season.
Cal is 5-16 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. Arizona State is 2-5-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 road games, and 2-5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The road team has covered the point spread in 17 of the last 24 meetings of these two.
Cal is favored by a point that seems about right so I will take the Golden bears here but I am not loving this game.