Arizona State at California - 1/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Arizona State at California - 1/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

California Golden Bears (8-5) vs Arizona State Sun Devils (5-7)

Game Info: Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)

Betting Odds: California Golden Bears -2.5 -- Over/Under: 124 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to play the California Golden Bears in a PAC-12 Conference game on Sunday.

The Arizona State Sun Devils are 5-7 (1-1) this season and have won three of their last four games. Arizona State is coming off of a loss to San Francisco by a score of 66-65 in their last game. Arizona State had the lead with 14 seconds left when they fouled a three-point shooter. San Francisco went on to make all three free throws for the win. Kimani Lawrence led the Sun Devils with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. Arizona State is averaging 64.2 points per game and is giving up 66.8 points per game against, while also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. DJ Horne is averaging 13.3 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game, while Kimani Lawrence is averaging 11.3 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Sun Devils. Arizona State is shooting 39.4% on field goals, 68% on free throws, and 28.8% on three pointers.

The California Golden Bears are 8-5 (1-1) this season and have won four games in a row. California defeated Pacific 73-53 in their last game. California was trailing by 5 points at halftime, but outscored their opponent 48-23 in the second half for the win. Grant Anticevich led the Golden Bears with 25 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Cal is averaging 66.3 points per game and is giving up 62.5 points per game against, while also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 10.4 assists per game. Andre Kelly is averaging 14.8 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game, while Jordan Shepherd is averaging 14.3 points per game and 2.5 assists per game for the Golden Bears. California is shooting 44.2% on field goals, 72.3% on free throws, and 34.4% on three pointers.

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Arizona State is 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 road games and 11-29-2 ATS in their last 42 games. The under is 4-1 in Arizona State’s last 5 games. Cal is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Cal’s last 5 games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

These two teams have very similar numbers, but Cal has been able to gather more wins this season. California is the better shooting team and is on a bit of a roll in their last few games. I like Cal at home.

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David’s Pick California -2.5

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