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California Golden Bears visit Washington State Cougars in college basketball clash

California Golden BearsWashington State Cougars
15-8February 12, 2014, 11:00 | Friel Court9-14

The Washington State Cougars host California on Wednesday, looking to build on their 9-14 mark against the 15-8 Golden Bears in college hoops action at Friel Court.

The Cougars currently sports a 9-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-11 ATS. The Golden Bears are 15-8 and 11-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cougars produce a 9-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Bears have gone 10-12 against the number.

View California Golden Bears vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting California before tip-off in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 96-rated California taking on the No. 296-rated Cougars in this contest.

California was an 80-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against Stanford. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Justin Cobbs scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Bears to a win (they lost 80-69 to Stanford at Haas Pavilion on Wednesday).

Washington State lost its last outing, an 81-63 result against Utah on February 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. DaVonte Lacy scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 81-63 to Utah at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington State has the nation's No. 247-rated offensive output, at 62.57 PPG. The visiting Golden Bears defense ranks No. 115 allowing on average 69 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 41.26% so far, less than the Golden Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

A few Golden Bears at Cougars trends to consider:
California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
California is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
California is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 6 games
Washington State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Washington State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games
Washington State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
California at Washington, Saturday, February 15th
Washington State at Stanford, Saturday, February 15th