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California vs. UCLA - 2/13/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UCLA at California
Date & Time Wednesday February 13, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Haas Pavilion
Berkeley, California
The Line
California Golden Bears +8 O/U: 154.5
TV Channel
PACN
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NCAA BB | UCLA at California
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The UCLA Bruins and the California Golden Bears will meet up on the college basketball court Wednesday.

UCLA enters this matchup at 12-12 on the year. The Bruins have lost their last three straight games, falling to Washington, Colorado and Utah in succession during that stretch.

In the loss to Utah, UCLA’s lead scorer was Jaylen Hands, with 27 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Kris Wilkes added 17 points for the Bruins there and Jalen Hill had 12 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Over on the Cal Side, they’re 5-18 this year. The Bears haven’t won a game since December 21, dropping to Utah, Stanford, Oregon and Oregon State in just their last four appearances.

In the loss to the Beavers, California’s Darius McNeill and Justice Sueing each managed 16 points, with a combined two assists and three rebounds between them. Connor Vanover was the only other Cal player in double-figures there with his 15 points and four boards.

The Bruins are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games. UCLA is 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight versus the Pac-12.

Meanwhile, the Bears are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 versus the Pac-12 and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 after an ATS win. Cal is 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 overall.

Everything was going fine for UCLA in the first half of the Utah game, and the Bruins entered the break on a 49-32 lead. Things went south after halftime for UCLA though, as they were outscored 61-43 the rest of the way in a 93-92 loss.

That said, with Cal simply not playing well right now (or basically most of the year), this is the perfect opportunity for the Bruins to get some momentum back. I’m going with UCLA, but realistically staying away.

Pick:
UCLA Bruins -8

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