California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 2/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: California (+1.5)
The California Golden Bears (8-16) head to Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington Huskies (4-17). California opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 140.5.
California heads into this one with a mark of 8-16 on the year. The Golden Bears are hitting 33.4% on shots from 3-point land (176 of 527) and 68.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 66.3 points per game (288th in Division 1) while connecting on 43.5% from the field. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.0 fouls per game. As a unit, California is grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game and has accumulated 298 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 64th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Golden Bears are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 330th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 326 surrendered this year. The Golden Bears are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.9% (611 of 1,303) and they relinquish 33.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 39.0% on three-point shots while they are 194th in college basketball in PPG allowed (70.6).
The California Golden Bears played the Washington State Cougars and took a loss by a score of 82-51 in their last game. California wrapped up the contest having earned a 36.0% FG percentage (18 out of 50) and knocked down 5 of 17 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Golden Bears buried 10 of 17 tries for a rate of 58.8%. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 22 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists for this contest in addition to getting 2 steals and 3 blocks. Concerning defense, California let their opponent shoot 36.0% from the field on 18 of 50 shooting. Washington State distributed 22 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Cougars collected 35 boards (10 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Washington State finished the game at 66.7% from the charity stripe by converting 10 of their 15 attempts. They buried 12 out of their 23 tries from distance.
Andre Kelly is one guy who came through in this game. He walked away with 10 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played 24 mins and also snagged 5 boards. Kelly shot 50.0% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Golden Bears was Grant Anticevich. He collected 3 boards and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished 37.5% from the floor for this contest by shooting 3-of-8 (7 points). Overall, Anticevich played for 30 min.
Washington has a mark of 4-17 for the year. Washington has totaled 1,392 pts this season (66.3 per game) and they snag 30.2 rebounds per contest. The Huskies are committing 17.7 fouls every game while shooting 72.3% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Huskies are hitting on 41.7% from the field, which ranks 293rd in the nation. Their rate of earning assists is at 10.3 times per game (331st in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. The Huskies on the defensive end are ranked 302nd in college hoops in points given up per game with 76.7. The Washington defense surrenders 34.5% on shots from distance (142 of 412) and their opponents are connecting on 70.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 16.3 dimes and 39.1 boards per game, which is 326th and 323rd in those defensive categories. They are able to force 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (268th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington Huskies walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-61 against the Stanford Cardinal. The Huskies were able to collect 20 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 26 in this contest. They blocked 4 shots while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Cardinal had 9 fouls for this game which took the Huskies to the charity stripe for a total of 1 shot. With respect to three-point attempts, Washington knocked down 8 out of their 25 attempts (32.0%). Overall, the Huskies shot 26 for 62 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9%. The Huskies permitted the Cardinal to bury 31 out of 54 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 57.4% for the game. They finished 25.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 3 of 12 and ended up going 14 out of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Washington permitted Stanford to grab 25 in all (3 offensive).
Erik Stevenson was important for the Huskies in this contest. He converted 4 of 8 for the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which earned him 11 points. Stevenson snagged 4 rebounds in his 23 minutes and totaled 2 dimes for the game. Another guy that played a role for Washington was Jamal Bey. He left the arena with 9 points in 22 minutes on the court via 4 of 7 shooting for the contest. Bey ended the game having shot 57.1% from the field while earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take California (+1.5)
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