Washington State Cougars vs. California Golden Bears 2/18/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 18, 2021

The California Golden Bears (8-15) are slight underdogs (by 3 points) to stop a three-game road losing streak when they visit the Washington State Cougars (12-10) on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:30 PM ET. The point total is set at 131 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Washington State vs Cal Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Washington State -3 -112 -109 131 -108 -113 -160 130

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Washington State vs Cal
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Washington State (-3) Over (131) Washington State 71 Cal 65

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Total Facts

  • The Cougars and their opponents have combined to record more than 131 points in 59.1% of their outings this year (13 of 22 opportunities).
  • Cal and its opponents have added up to score at least 131 points in 82.6% of their games this year (19 of 23 opportunities).
  • The Cougars and the Golden Bears combine to average 4.2 more points per game than the over/under of 131 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 6.6 more points per game (137.6) than this game’s over/under of 131 points.
  • The average point total for Cougars games this season is 4.6 more points than the total of 131 in this matchup.
  • Golden Bears games this year have averaged an over/under of 137.1 points, 6.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Cougars put up 68.2 points per contest, only 1.9 fewer points than the 70.1 the Golden Bears surrender to opponents.
  • When Washington State scores more than 70.1 points, it is 7-2 overall and 8-0 against the spread.
  • Cal has a 7-8 record against the spread and a 2-14 record overall in games when it allows more than 68.2 points.
  • The Golden Bears score just 0.5 fewer points than the Cougars give up to opponents (67.5).
  • Cal is 7-5 overall and 10-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 67.5 points.
  • Washington State has an ATS record of 5-6-1 and a 3-9 record overall when its opponents score more than 67 points.
  • The Cougars have totaled only 16 more points than their opponents this season (0.7 per game on average), while the Golden Bears have been out-scored by 71 total points (3.1 per game average differential).

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Washington State Betting Information

  • Washington State has covered in just 10 of 22 matchups this season.
  • The Cougars have struggled to cover, going just 3-6 ATS when favored by at least 3 points.
  • The Cougars have combined with their opponents to go above the total in 50% of their games this season (11 of 22 contests).

Cal Betting Information

  • Cal has covered the spread in more than half of its contests, going 12-9 ATS.
  • The Golden Bears have fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 2-1 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
  • Cal and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 13 of 21 (61.9%).

Head to Head

Washington State vs Cal (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/7/2021 Washington State -3 128.5 -154 +127 Regular Season 71-60 WSU
2/19/2020 Washington State -5.5 132 -252 +198 Regular Season 66-57 CAL
1/9/2020 Cal -1.5 133 -127 +105 Regular Season 73-66 CAL

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Washington State Leaders

  • Isaac Bonton leads the Cougars in points and assists per game, scoring 18.4 points and distributing 4.2 assists.
  • Washington State’s best rebounder is Efe Abogidi, who averages 7.5 boards per game in addition to his 8.9 PPG average.
  • Bonton makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cougars, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.
  • Bonton is the Cougars leader in steals, averaging 2.1 steals per game, while Abogidi leads them in blocks with 1.5 per contest.

Cal Leaders

  • Matt Bradley is the top scorer for the Golden Bears with 19.1 points per game. He also adds 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • Andre Kelly is at the top of the Golden Bears rebounding leaderboard with 6.4 rebounds per game, and Joel Brown leads the squad in assists with 3.3 per contest.
  • Bonton leads his teammates on the Golden Bears with 2.1 made threes per contest.
  • Brown (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Cal while Kelly (0.5 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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