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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Golden Bears vs. Washington State
- (3-28) California Golden Bears vs. Washington State Cougars (16-15)
- Date: Wednesday, March 8th
- Time: 5:30 ET
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Golden Bears +480 | Cougars -710
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: California +14 | Washington State -14 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 126.5
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California Golden Bears
At this point, California heads into their matchup vs Washington State with a record of 3-28 while looking to shake a 15 game losing streak. Presently, in their 13 road games this season, the Golden Bears have a record of 0-13.
Having been the underdog in 24 games, California has gone 2-22 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +14 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, California currently has a record of 2-18 in Pac-12 action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 1-10.
Coming into the game, Lars Thiemann is the team leader in scoring, averaging 9.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Thiemann is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and adding 0.6 assists. California’s second leading scorer is Kuany Kuany, who has hit 36.2% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 9.1 points per game.
Golden Bears Offense
At this point, the California offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 63.1 points per game. This figure places them just 418th in college basketball. In addition, California’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 68.35% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 338th in overall field goal percentage at 42.0%. When the Golden Bears have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 30.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, California is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.5 per contest, placing them just 625th in college basketball. Currently, California’s 35.1 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Golden Bears are averaging 8.7 offensive boards per game.
Washington State Cougars
At this point, Washington State heads into their matchup vs California with a record of 16-15 and riding a 6 game win streak. Presently, the Cougars have been the home team 17 times, sitting with a record of 11-6.
Getting ready to play for the 17 times as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 13-4 in those matchups. Playing at home, Washington State comes into this game as -14 point favorites.
At this moment, Washington State currently has a record of 11-9 in Pac-12 action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 5-6.
Coming into the game, Mouhamed Gueye is the team leader in scoring, averaging 14.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Gueye is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and adding 1.9 assists. Washington State’s second leading scorer is TJ Bamba, who has hit 43.2% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.7 points per game.
Cougars Key Stats
Currently, Washington State’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 71.9 points, which places them 175th in the NCAA. Also, the Cougars have taken 44.24% of their shots behind the three-point line, which is 127th% in the NCAA. Washington State is averaging 9.06 made 3’s per game on a shooting percentage of 9.06% (98th).
In terms of pace, Washington State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.0 per contest, placing them just 552nd in college basketball. Currently, Washington State’s 36.5 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Cougars are averaging 12.4 offensive boards per game.
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California Golden Bears vs. Washington State Cougars CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, California is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Golden Bears are 0-5 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, California is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 0-10 SU.
- At this point, Golden Bears are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Cougars are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free California Golden Bears vs. Washington State Cougars CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Washington State Cougars -14
For today’s matchup between the California Golden Bears and the Washington State Cougars our analysis points to the best beting being to take Washington State to pick up the win and cover the spread as -14 point favorites. Washington State will look to flex their muscles on the boards, as they are one of the top offensive rebounding teams in college basketball. Look for their strong inside play to play a key factor in the Cougars covering at -14.
Free California Golden Bears vs Washington State Cougars Betting Pick: Washington State ATS
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