California Golden Bears vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum is the location where the Washington State Cougars (9-6) will go up against the California Golden Bears (9-8) on Saturday.
The California Golden Bears took the court against Washington and went home with a loss by a final score of 64-55 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Golden Bears finished with 18 while Washington finished the game with 9 fouls. They also made 4 out of their 19 tries from three-point range. Washington finished the game at 76.2% at the free throw line by burying 16 of 21 attempts. In addition, Washington snagged 28 boards (8 offensive, 20 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Washington distributed 9 assists and had 14 steals for the matchup. In regard to the defense, California allowed their opponent to shoot 42.3% from the floor on 22 of 52 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 22 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Golden Bears buried 3 of their 5 shots for a rate of 60.0%. California wrapped up the game having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (24 of 48) and made 4 out of their 11 three-point shots.
Jalen Celestine is someone who was a contributor in the game. He finished 57.1% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. He was on the court for 28 mins and also pulled down 3 rebounds. He accounted for 8 points on 4 out of 7 shooting.
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California heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-8 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, California is snagging 35.9 rebounds per contest and has totaled 187 assists for the season, which ranks 217th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Bears are connecting on 33.7% from downtown (93 of 276) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. They average 65.1 points per outing (313th in the country) while shooting 44.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Golden Bears have forced 10.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 29.4% on 3-point shots and they are 42nd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (62.6). The Golden Bears are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.4% (385 of 952) and they relinquish 32.4 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 64th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 155 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington State Cougars went home victorious with a score of 77-61 when they played Utah. Concerning rebounding, Washington State allowed Utah to grab 30 in all (9 on the offensive side). They finished 22.7% from distance by going 5 of 22 and ended up shooting 20 out of 24 from the charity stripe (83.3%). The Cougars permitted Utah to make 18 out of 51 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.3% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Cougars ended up shooting 26 for 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.8%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Washington State buried 12 out of their 30 attempts (40.0%). They were able to convert 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. Utah earned 17 fouls for the matchup which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They also turned it over 13 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Cougars recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 37 for the contest.
Mouhamed Gueye was important for the Cougars for the matchup. He made 5 out of 6 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 83.3%, and had 3 rebounds. He scored 11 points in his 22 mins on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Washington State has a mark of 9-6 this season. As an offense, the Cougars are shooting 42.9% from the field, which is 249th in the nation. Washington State has 1,139 points for the campaign (75.9 per game) and they grab 39.0 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 10.9 times per contest (319th in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.1 times per contest. The Cougars are committing 20.0 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 75.2% from the free throw line.
The Washington State defense gives up 30.4% on shots from 3-point land (94 of 309) and their opposition knocks down 73.6% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 9.7 dimes and 33.1 total boards per game, which ranks them 20th and 108th in the country. The Cougars defensively are ranked 77th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 64.5. They are able to force 14.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 39.5% from the floor (46th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington State
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