California at Washington State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/17/2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
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The California Golden Bears head to Beasley Coliseum to take on the Washington State Cougars on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The opening line for this game has Washington State as 4 point favorites.
California comes into this game with an overall record of 5-11. They currently have a point differential of -7.4 as they are averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 80.1 per contest. Washington State has an overall record of 7-9. They are averaging 79.1 points per game and surrendering 78.4, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 5-11-0 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 10-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 11-4-1 against the over/under this year
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
01/16/19 F Robert Franks Hip is questionable Thursday vs California
Justice Sueing comes into this game averaging 14.4 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Paris Austin averages 13.6 points per contest in 34.8 minutes per game. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Carter Skaggs scores 8.1 points per contest while playing 21.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.1 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. CJ Elleby averages 16.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 72.7 points per contest, which is 209th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 183rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 78th in the nation. They average 28.9 boards per contest and 10.5 assists per game, which ranks them 349th and 336th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 301st with 11.7 per game. The Golden Bears allow 80.1 points per contest, which is 332nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 50% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 347th and 329th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 167th, and they allow 15.0 assists per game which puts them in 294th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State is 64th in the nation with 79.1 points per contest this season. They are 125th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 165th in the NCAA. They are 261st in D-1 in rebounding with 34.4 boards per contest and 96th in assists per game with 14.9. The Cougars are 223rd in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Cougars give up 78.4 points per game, which ranks them 312th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 293rd and 237th in those defensive statistics. They rank 323rd with 15.6 dimes allowed per game and 247th with 36.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 143rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 105.4, which is ranked 152nd. They are 252nd in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 192nd. As a unit they are 121st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 276th in D-1. California is 272nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Washington State is 227th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 96th in the country in offensive rating with 108.1. In terms of pace they are 64th in Division 1 with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 92nd. As a team they are 79th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 58th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's California/Washington State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take California +4
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