California +10.5 Point Spread

Under 128.5 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

Cal finally picked up a road win – their first of the season – as they surprised Washington State 66-57 in the first leg of their tour through Washington midweek. Their ability to keep the Cougars below 30 percent from the field in that contest sets them up well here against a Washington team that hasn’t won in nine straight after opening Pac-12 play with a pair of wins. Their defense will have to be on point here again, as even though they won the Bears did so while negative in the turnover and rebound games. This has close game written all over it and it is hard to see Washington scoring enough in their current form to outrun the spread.

Over Under Pick

We have a low total here but it is still one that I see the two sides struggling to hit. The first meeting between Cal and Washington played to the under despite an overtime period where 21 extra points were scored. These are not good shooting teams – neither was able to hit 40 percent from the field last time they played – and Cal has been trending to the under recently with three of four games before this one failing to get over the total. Bet the under as Cal is 3-6-1 on the O/U/P scale away from home and Washington is 5/5/1 at home.