California at Washington 2/20/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Washington Huskies (4-17) vs California Golden Bears (8-16)
Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Huskies -1 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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California (Cal) faces Washington on Saturday, February 20th at Alaska Airlines Arena for an NCAA basketball PAC-12 matchup.
Cal is coming off an 82-51 blowout loss to Washington State in its last game on the road on February 18th. After taking a beating for 40 minutes against Washington State, Cal now has to take on the Cougars' cross-state rival in Washington. Cal is 8-16 on the year and only 3-14 in PAC-12 play, putting Cal in dead last in the conference standings behind Washington. Cal is 12-11 against the spread this season also. Cal's leading scorer so far this season has been F Andre Kelly, who has scored 10.1 points per game for the Golden Bears. Cal as a team has scored 66.3 points per game and has shot the ball at a 43.5% clip from the field. Cal has also allowed 70.6 points per game to its opponents as well.
Washington State is coming off a 79-61 loss to Stanford in its last game on February 18th at home. Washington has lost four of its last five games overall, as this disappointing season for coach Hopkins' bunch has not gotten much better. Washington is 4-17 overall and 3-13 in conference play, as the loser of this game will be in last place in the standings. Washington is also 8-13 against the spread as well. Washington's leading scorer so far this season has been G Quade Green, who has scored 14.8 points per game for the Huskies. Washington as a team has scored 66.3 points per game and has shot the ball at a 41.7% clip from the field. Washington has also allowed 76.7 points per game to its opponents as well.
Washington opens as a 1-point favorite and the total is set at 140.5. If I am not mistaken, I believe this is the first and only time Washington has been favorited in a conference game this season. I do not feel comfortable laying even a measly point with Washington, as I believe Cal is the slightly better team. I will take Cal on the road in this spot, but I am not rushing to the window nor the TV for this one.