California

Washington State

PICKS


Washington State -6 Point Spread
-110



Under Wins 130.5 Game Totals
-110

Against The Spread Pick

The Golden Bears are not a good road team this season. Cal is 0-7 in true road games and they have fallen apart since Pac-12 play began to fall to 10-15 on the season. They bring a four-game losing streak into this contest with the Cougars and they score just 62.7 points per game while giving up 68.4 each time out. If you can stop sophomore guard Matt Bradley who is scoring 17.8 ppg on the season then you can stop Cal as he is the only player on the team averaging double-figures. The Cougars have the defensive players to shut Bradley down and they are 11-3 at home this season. They are the pick here as they don’t turn the ball over as much as this inexperienced Cal team that is already playing for next season.

Over Under Pick

In their four most recent losses Cal has scored 65, 45, 52, and 75 points. This is a team that can sit in a shooting slump for a whole game without finding their way out of it. The Cougars are an up and down team when it comes to scoring, with their last four games yielding scores of 49, 79, 83, and 61 points. While it id conceivable that one of these teams could get hot and push up the score, it feels like a slower-paced game is more likely to occur. That is why we like the under on this one as neither team has enough players capable of making baskets on a consistent basis this season.