Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Trojans vs. Golden Bears CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(12-0) USC Trojans vs. Cal Golden Bears (9-5)
Date: Thursday, January 6th, 2022
Time: 11:00 PM ET
Venue: Haas Pavilion
CBB Moneyline Odds: USC -240 | Cal +200
CBB Betting ATS Odds: USC -5.5 | Cal +5.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 128
The USC Trojans will be on the road to take on the Cal Golden Bears on Thursday, January 6th.
The tip-off is set for 11:00 ET from Haas Pavilion.
The Trojans opened up as a 5.5 point favorite and that number has not changed. The total has gone from 125 to 128.
USC has had a very good season so far and it is no surprise that they are ranked within the top ten. I am really excited to see what this team can do when all is said and done.
The Trojans have not played in some time. Their last game took place on December 18th, where they beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets by a score of 67-53. They will be in for a bigger challenge on Thursday when they face these Golden Bears.
When you look at their schedule, it is not as if they are always blowing teams out, but they just figure out ways to get wins, which is the most important thing they can do.
The offense was quite effective for them in their last game, as 5 players ended up reaching double figures. The leading scorer was Boogie Ellis, who had 16 points and 7 rebounds. Also, Drew Peterson had 14 points and 4 dimes.
Cal Golden Bears
Cal may not be getting talked about a lot, but they have had a solid season so far. As the year goes on, I think they will only get stronger.
The Golden Bears currently have a record of 9-5. They have played some teams that are decent, but they have not faced anyone on the level of the Trojans. They will be in for a big challenge on Thursday when they face one of the better teams in the country.
This team took care of the Arizona State Sun Devils on Sunday by a score of 74-50. They did just what they had to do against a team that was not all that good.
In the win over Arizona State, the leading scorer for this group was Jordan Shepherd, who had 16 points and 6 rebounds. Also, Andre Kelly had 13 points and 5 boards in the effort. These guys are going to need their best players to step up if they have any shot at knocking off USC.
CBB Betting Trends:
- USC is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
- USC is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Cal.
- The total has gone over in 4 of USC’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cal.
- Cal is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
- Cal is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pac-12.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Cal’s last 5 games played on a Thursday.
Free USC Trojans vs. Cal Golden Bears NCAAB Summary:
USC will look to keep up their undefeated season, but it will be no easy task when they face off with this tough Cal team.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Cal ATS
In this spot, USC is the better team and they should do their job, but you cannot just assume that is going to happen. I expect the Golden Bears to play a complete game and take this one personally.
Going on the road in a tough environment is a tall order for the Trojans, which is why I am not sold on them covering as the favorite and also the fact that Cal is no slouch team.
In this spot, the 5.5 is just a little too high for me to lay with the road team. I can see them winning, but Cal keeping it pretty close.
I am taking the Golden Bears at +5.5 here.
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