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Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears Preview

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Jan 21, 6:05 PM | Friel Court

California Golden Bears vs Washington State Cougars Odds


The Washington State Cougars will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the California Golden Bears at Friel Court on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Golden Bears will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 12-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 7-8-1 ATS. California is 5-12-1 against the total, while Washington State is 7-9 versus the number.

View California vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Washington State sat as 4.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 54-rated California taking on the No. 144-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-73 win for the Golden Bears on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington State's No. 116 nationally ranked offense (71.4 points per game) against a Golden Bears defense that sits as the No. 25 at 59.4 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 47.6% from the field, less than the Golden Bears have managed so far this season (48.6% on average).

Defensively, California features the nation's No. 208-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 141 nationally in scoring at home.

California was a 69-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Washington. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Allen Crabbe scored 16 points leading the Golden Bears to a 69-66 victory over Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena on Thursday.

Washington State was an 81-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stanford. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Stanford was victimized by Faisal Aden for 33 points as the Cougars defeated the Cardinal 81-69 in college hoops action on Thursday.

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Stanford are 8-2
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Arizona are 8-2
After playing Stanford are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Golden Bears at Cougars trends to consider:
California is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington State
California is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington State's last 5 games when playing California
Washington State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Washington State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Washington State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
California home to Stanford, Sunday, January 29
Washington State at Arizona, Thursday, January 26