California Golden Bears vs. Incarnate Word Cardinals - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Incarnate Word Cardinals (3-3) at California Golden Bears (6-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Incarnate Word Cardinals shoot for a huge road upset of the Cal Golden Bears.
We don’t know a great deal about the Incarnate Word Cardinals who are 3-3 with all three wins coming against sub division squads. The Cardinals are coming off a 73-70 defeat at Sacramento State where the Hornets hit at a 49% clip while IW countered with 40%shooting which was a difference of five baskets. The Cardinals stayed close because they sank more threes and more free throws. Incarnate Word received 18 points from Jontrell Walker with Shawn Johnson adding 12 points and nine rebounds. Kyle Hittle tossed in eleven points with the twosome of Derail Green and Tyler Singleton chipping in with eight points.
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The Cal Golden Bears are out to prove they are a team that can not be over looked but I think we need to see more of them against quality competition before passing judgment. The Golden Bears will be looking for their third consecutive victory after squeezing by Wyoming 78-72 in overtime. This shouldn’t have gone to OT as both teams connected at around 44% but Cal struggled to a 14-25 effort at the charity stripe. Tyrone Wallace gave the Golden Bears 23 points, six boards and six helpers on 10-22 with Jordan Mathews scoring 14 points on 4-13 from the field. Ivan Rabb was next in line with 13 points while Jaylen Brown chipped in with nine points.
California are 5-20-2 ATS in their last 27 Wednesday games. I do see weaknesses from both squads but the Golden Bears have loads of talent and will be head from in the PAC 12. No line is out but it will be huge…