Against the Spread Pick
A pair of Pac-12 squads have a chance to improve on their disappointing starts to the season on Sunday. While California is 2-2 in conference play, they’re still an underwhelming 8-9 overall, although two of those early-season losses came to ranked opponents (#1 Duke and #22 Texas). The Golden Bears have hit a particular rough stretch of late, going 2-5 over their last seven (California is also 4-9 overall since starting the season with four straight wins).
Over Under Pick
Meanwhile, UCLA is also 8-9, but their 1-3 conference record isn’t as sparkling. Similar to their opponent, the Bruins are also in the midst of a rough stretch, having gone 1-6 since December 14th. None of those losses came against ranked opponents, and only one of the losses was decided by seven points or less.