California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Youtube TV
The California Golden Bears (3-13) are en route to Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Washington Huskies (9-8).
The California Golden Bears took the court against Stanford and notched a win by a score of 92-70 in their last game. California finished with a 59.3% field goal percentage (32 of 54) and converted 16 out of their 22 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Golden Bears converted 12 of 16 tries for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 24 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 21 dimes for the contest while creating 10 turnovers and having 4 steals. Concerning defending, California allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the floor on 28 out of 56 shooting. Stanford distributed 13 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Stanford totaled 25 boards (12 offensive, 13 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Stanford shot 63.6% from the free throw line by making 7 of their 11 shots. They also converted 7 of their 23 attempts from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Golden Bears finished with 15 and Stanford had 15 fouls.
Dejuan Clayton is one player who was a major factor in this game. He shot 64.3% from the field and dished out 6 dimes. He played 34 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. He ended up scoring 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting.
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California will enter this matchup with a mark of 3-13 so far this season. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.9 personal fouls every game. As a unit, California is snagging 31.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 162 dimes for the year, which ranks 354th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Bears are shooting 31.4% on shots from beyond the arc (81 of 258) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 61.5 pts per contest (356th in D-1) while shooting 42.5% from the floor.
Defensively, the Golden Bears are forcing 10.6 turnovers every game and they draw 17.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 174th in college hoops in allowing assists with 202 surrendered so far this year. The Golden Bears are giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (385 of 876) and they concede 32.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They give up 30.2% from 3-point land and they are ranked 115th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington Huskies took a loss by a final score of 73-65 against Arizona State. The Huskies were able to collect 30 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. Arizona State was called for 15 fouls in the game which took the Huskies to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They were able to knock down 10 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. In reference to shots from downtown, Washington made 7 of their 25 attempts (28.0%). When all was said and done, the Huskies ended up shooting 24 out of 67 from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.8%. The Huskies permitted Arizona State to make 29 out of 71 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.8% in this game. They wrapped up this game 32.1% from three-point range by hitting 9 of 28 and finished the game at 6 of 10 from the free throw line (60.0%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Washington allowed Arizona State to get 40 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Keion Brooks ended up being a major contributor for the Huskies for the matchup. He knocked down 6 of 14 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and had 11 rebounds. He accumulated 15 points in his 35 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 9-8 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Huskies are connecting on 42.4% from the field, which is ranked 290th in college basketball. Washington has accumulated 1,164 pts on the season (68.5 per game) and they pull in 34.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.3 times per contest (320th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest. The Huskies are responsible for committing 16.4 fouls every game and they connect on 74.4% from the charity stripe.
The Huskies on the defensive end are ranked 155th in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.0. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.6% from the field (104th in Division 1). The Washington defense allows 29.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (115 of 395) and their opponents are connecting on 70.1% of their foul shots. They allow 15.1 dimes and 36.9 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 329th and 306th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take California
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