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California Golden Bears vs Washington State Cougars in college hoops odds

Washington State CougarsCalifornia Golden Bears
8-9January 18, 2014, 04:00 | Haas Pavilion13-4

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Washington State when they take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Bears are 9-7 ATS. Washington State is 5-8 on the totals; California is 6-10.

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

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the California Golden Bears as -15.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Bears rated this week at No. 63 and the Cougars sitting at No. 126.

Washington State lost its last outing, an 80-48 result against Stanford on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. Washington State was run off the court by the Cardinal on Wednesday as Stanford routed them 80-48 at Maples Pavilion.

California won its last outing, an 82-56 result against Washington on January 15. They covered in that game as a 9-point favorite. California cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Washington out of the gym and running up an 82-56 score at Haas Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 63 nationally ranked offense (76.76 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 34 at 64 PPG. The Golden Bears have been averaging 46.97% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (41.95% on average).

A few Cougars at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington State's last 7 games
Washington State is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Washington State is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing California
California is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
California is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington State home to Oregon State, Wednesday, January 22nd
California at USC, Wednesday, January 22nd