Washington State at Cal Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/25/23

California Golden Bears (3-25) vs Washington State Cougars (14-15)

Game Info: Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 5:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)

Betting Odds: California Golden Bears +11.5 -- Over/Under: 124.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington State Cougars will play the California Golden Bears in a PAC-12 game on Saturday evening at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, California.

Washington State Preview

The Washington State Cougars are 14-15 (9-9) this season after they defeated Stanford by a score of 67-63 in their last game. Washington State shot 50% from the field and made 12 three pointers in the win. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 67.4 points per game, 65 points against per game, 34.6 rebounds per game, and 11.7 assists per game. TJ Bamba has led the Cougars this season with 14.8 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game. Washington State is shooting 42.4% from the field, 70.4% on free throws, and 36.8% on three pointers this year.

Cal Preview

The California Golden Bears are 3-25 (2-15) this season after they lost to Washington by a score of 65-56 in their last game. Cal shot 31.3% from the field and was +5 in rebounding margin in the game. The California Golden Bears are averaging 58.6 points per game, 69.9 points against per game, 32.1 rebounds per game, and 9.8 assists per game. Lars Thiemann has led the Golden Bears this season with 9.6 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 0.7 blocks per game. Cal is shooting 39.2% from the field, 71.9% on free throws, and 30.2% on three pointers this year.


Washington State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. The under is 12-4 in Washington State’s last 16 road games. Cal is 13-4 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 5-2 in Cal’s last 7 home games.


Washington State comes into this game playing very well and has won four games in a row. Cal has had an awful season and only has three wins on the campaign. Cal has played slightly better in their last two home games, only losing by nine points to Washington and eight points to Arizona State. I am going to take Cal with the points in this matchup.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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