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California vs. Washington - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington at California
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Haas Pavilion
Berkeley, California
The Line
The Line: California +13.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5
TV Channel
FS1
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The Washington Huskies and California Golden Bears meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Haas Pavilion.

The Washington Huskies look for another victory after winning 15 of their last 16 games. The Washington Huskies are averaging 71.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Jaylen Nowell is averaging 16.1 points and 3.1 assists while Noah Dickerson is averaging 12.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. David Crisp is the third double-digit scorer and Matisse Thybulle is dishing 2.1 assists. The Washington Huskies are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Huskies have won six of their last seven road games.

The California Golden Bears are still looking for their first win since December 21. The California Golden Bears are averaging 68.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 50 percent shooting. Justice Sueing is averaging 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds while Paris Austin is averaging 11.7 points and 4.3 assists. Darius McNeill is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Bradley is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The California Golden Bears are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The California Golden Bears are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.3 rebounds per game. The California Golden Bears have lost their last eight home games.

The Huskies are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 vs. Pacific-12, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Golden Bears are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Pacific-12, 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Huskies are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in California and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 21-10 in Golden Bears last 31 vs. Pacific-12. The under is 49-22 in Huskies last 71 overall.

Washington won the first meeting this season by 19 points, holding Cal to just 30.5 percent shooting from the field and 1-15 from three. Offense continues to be a struggle for the California Golden Bears, as they enter this game shooting 38 percent from the field and losing their last five games by an average of 14.8 points. Cal is also just 4-10 ATS at home this season and 7-15 ATS as an underdog. The Washington Huskies are quietly one of the hottest teams in the country and have been a covering machine during this winning stretch. Hard not to blindly back Washington and let the chips fall where they may.

Pick:
Washington -13.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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