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Santa Clara vs California 12/18/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

California Golden Bears (0-11) vs. Santa Clara Broncos (10-3)
December 18, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos -11.5 / California Golden Bears +11.5; Over/Under: +131
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The California Golden Bears and Santa Clara Broncos meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Leavey Center. The California Golden Bears look for their first win. The Santa Clara Broncos look for their 11th win.

The California Golden Bears are averaging 57.6 points on 38.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Devin Askew is averaging 18.2 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Lars Thiemann is averaging 12.4 points and 0.9 assists. Kuany Kuany is grabbing 2.7 rebounds and Grant Newell is grabbing 3 rebounds. The California Golden Bears are shooting 25.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The California Golden Bears are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.3 rebounds per game.

The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 73.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Brandin Podziemski is averaging 18.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Carlos Marshall Jr. is averaging 14.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Keshawn Justice is the third double-digit scorer and Carols Steward is dishing 1.3 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game.

The Golden Bears are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Broncos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Golden Bears last 10 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The California Golden Bears continue to show they’re probably the worst team from a power conference, and they’re not covering numbers either. At this point, you just keep fading Cal until it looks like a respectable Pac-12 squad. Cal is losing in the underdog role by an average of 13.3 points. Give me Santa Clara.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Santa Clara Broncos -11.5

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