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Washington State vs Cal Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/8/23

California Golden Bears (3-28) vs. Washington State Cougars (16-15)
March 8, 2023 5:30 pm EDT
The Line: Washington State Cougars -14.5 / California Golden Bears +14.5; Over/Under: +126.5
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The Cal Golden Bears and the Washington State Cougars meet in college basketball action from the T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday as part of the Pac-12 conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Washington State is listed as a 14.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 126.5 points.


For Cal, Dejuan Clayton is out indefinitely with an illness, joining Josh Ragsdale, Devin Askew, Jarred Hyder and Jalen Celestine on Cal’s injury report. For Washington State, Adrame Diongue, Shae Korpela and Braden Korpela are out indefinitely.

Matchup History

Washington State’s 63-57 win back on February 25th, 2023, made it seven straight wins for the Cougars in this head-to-head matchup.


Cal is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Washington State is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.


I’m backing the under in this one. I just don’t trust Cal offensively to be able to keep themselves in this game and I don’t trust them to really contribute to this total. Washington State’s the better team, but this is still a big number for them in the conference tournament. I’ll gladly back the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 126.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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