Cal vs. USC - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (9-12) at California Golden Bears (13-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Cal Golden Bears and the USC Trojans face off on Thursday at Haas Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Cal Golden Bears are 13-9 this season and they have won their last two games. Cal is averaging 66.5 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.5 points and their opponents shoot 41 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 17.7 points and 8.0 rebounds. Jordan Mathews is averaging 15 points, David Kravish is averaging 10.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Christian Behrens is averaging 5.2 points. Cal is 8-6 at home and 3-6 in the Pac-12.
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The USC Trojans are 9-12 this season and they have lost their last six games. USC is averaging 67 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 13.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Katin Reinhardt is averaging 11.9 points, Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 11.6 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 7.6 points. USC is 2-4 on the road and 1-8 in the Pac-12.
Cal is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, 5-18 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games. USC is 5-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games after scoring less than 50 points. The road team is 9-4-1 against the spread in the last 14 meetings of these two.
Cal should take this one but to be honest I don’t love this game so the Bears are just a lean.