California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 1/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Alaska Airlines Arena is where the Washington Huskies (6-7) will compete against the California Golden Bears (9-7) on Wednesday.
The California Golden Bears took the court against UCLA and took a loss by a score of 60-52 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Golden Bears ended up with 14 while UCLA totaled 10 fouls. They converted 4 out of their 18 attempts from beyond the arc. UCLA finished 70.6% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of 17 tries. On top of that, UCLA collected 25 rebounds (5 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. UCLA doled out 5 dimes and had 10 steals in the matchup. In terms of defense, California allowed 44.9% from the floor on 22 out of 49 shooting. They also doled out 12 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned a total of 34 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Golden Bears converted 5 of their 7 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. California finished the game having earned a 40.4% FG percentage (23 out of 57) and converted 1 out of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Andre Kelly is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up with 22 points on 11 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 mins and collected 6 rebounds. He finished the game at 78.6% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game.
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California will play this contest with a record of 9-7 for the campaign. They are averaging 65.7 pts per game (307th in Division 1) while shooting 44.2% from the field. The Golden Bears are connecting on 33.6% on 3-point shots (89 of 265) and 72.2% from the free throw line. As a team, California is grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 177 dimes for the season, which is 232nd in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Golden Bears are able to force 10.0 turnovers per game while drawing 14.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 44th in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.5). The Golden Bears defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 40.3% (363 of 900) and they concede 32.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 57th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 146 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Washington Huskies took a loss by a final score of 78-64 when they faced Colorado. The Huskies earned 21 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 10 steals in the matchup. Colorado earned 14 fouls for this contest which took the Huskies to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 12 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington buried 10 of 23 attempts (43.5%). When all was said and done, the Huskies ended up going 21 out of 58 from the field which had them shooting 36.2%. The Huskies allowed Colorado to convert 31 of their 64 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.4% in this game. They finished 40.0% from downtown by shooting 8 of 20 and finished the contest at 8 of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Washington allowed Colorado to pull down 43 in total (8 offensive).
Emmitt Matthews was important for the Huskies in this game. He knocked down 4 out of 7 in the game for a rate of 57.1%, and tallied 5 rebounds. He earned 16 points in his 34 minutes of playing time and totaled 1 assist for the contest.
Washington has a win-loss record of 6-7 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Huskies are shooting 39.4% from the floor, which is ranked 338th in Division 1. Washington has scored 914 points this year (70.3 per contest) and they average 32.9 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 10.2 times per contest (339th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.6 times per contest. The Huskies commit 18.1 fouls every game and they hit 67.1% from the free throw line.
The Washington defense gives up 34.5% on three-point shots (91 of 264) and opponents are connecting on 71.5% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 12.2 assists and 42.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 154th and 355th in the nation. The Huskies are ranked 287th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 73.3. They have forced 17.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (253rd in college hoops).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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