California Golden Bears vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 1/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
TV: Youtube TV
The Washington State Cougars (7-10) are hosting the California Golden Bears (3-13) at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Wednesday.
The California Golden Bears took the court against Stanford and walked away with a win by a score of 92-70 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Golden Bears finished with 15 and Stanford totaled 15 fouls. They converted 7 out of their 23 shots from 3-point range. Stanford finished the contest at 63.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 7 of their 11 tries. On top of that, Stanford pulled down 25 rebounds (12 offensive, 13 defensive), but didn't have a block. Stanford distributed 13 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. When talking about defense, California allowed 50.0% from the floor on 28 out of 56 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled 24 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Golden Bears converted 12 of 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. California ended the contest with a 59.3% field goal percentage (32 out of 54) and converted 16 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Dejuan Clayton is one guy who was a major factor for this contest. He scored 26 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He played for 34 minutes played and collected 3 rebounds. He finished shooting 64.3% from the floor and also earned 6 dimes.
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California will play this game with a record of 3-13 on the season. They average 61.5 pts per contest (356th in college hoops) while hitting 42.5% from the field. The Golden Bears are shooting 31.4% on shots from beyond the arc (81 of 258) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, California is grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 162 dimes this season, which has them ranked 353rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.9 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Golden Bears have forced 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.1 fouls. They relinquish 30.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 114th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.6). The Golden Bears defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.9% (385 of 876) and they concede 32.4 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 183rd in college hoops in allowing assists with 202 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington State Cougars walked away with a victory by a final of 74-61 when they faced Arizona. The Cougars were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this game. They also gave up possession 7 times, while earning 3 steals for the matchup. Arizona committed 16 personal fouls for this game which got the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of those for a rate of 85.7%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Washington State converted 12 out of 28 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cougars ended up shooting 25 out of 64 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.1%. The Cougars permitted Arizona to knock down 20 of their 63 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 31.7% for this game. They went 16.0% from downtown by shooting 4 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 28 from the free throw line (60.7%). Regarding rebounding, Washington State allowed Arizona to grab 40 in all (16 on the offensive side).
Mouhamed Gueye was important for the Cougars in the matchup. He earned 24 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 dimes for the contest. He converted 10 of 22 in the game giving him a rate of 45.5%, and accumulated 14 rebounds.
Washington State has a mark of 7-10 for the campaign. The Cougars are responsible for committing 16.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 72.9% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 11.7 times per contest (300th in the country) and they turn the ball over 13.2 times per game. Washington State has totaled 1,185 pts for the campaign (69.7 per contest) and they collect 35.4 boards per contest. As an offense, the Cougars are hitting on 43.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 239th in college hoops.
The Washington State defense concedes 29.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (85 of 287) and their opposition knocks down 67.3% of their free throw attempts. They allow 11.6 dimes and 31.2 boards every game, ranking them 115th and 35th in college basketball. The Cougars are ranked 100th in the country in points per game surrendered with 66.1. They are forcing their opponents into 10.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (276th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take California
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