California Golden Bears vs. Washington State Cougars: January 7, 2021 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The California Golden Bears (5-6) are slightly favored (by 1 point) to continue a three-game home winning streak when they host the Washington State Cougars (8-1) on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 129.5.

Betting Information

Cal vs Washington State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Cal -1 -109 -112 129.5 -109 -113 -115 -106

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Cal vs Washington State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Washington State (+1) Over (129.5) Washington State 67 Cal 66

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Total Facts

  • The Golden Bears and their opponents have totaled at least 129.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 10 of 11 outings (90.9%) this year.
  • Washington State and its opponents have added up to score at least 129.5 points in 44.4% of their matchups this season (four of nine opportunities).
  • The two teams average a combined 9.0 more points per game (138.5) than this matchup’s total of 129.5 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.8 less points per game (128.7) than this matchup’s total of 129.5 points.
  • The average point total in Golden Bears games this season is 6.7 more points than the total of 129.5 in this matchup.
  • Cougars games this season have averaged a total of 131 points, 1.5 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Golden Bears average 7.5 more points per game (68.3) than the Cougars give up (60.8).
  • Cal has a 3-0 record against the spread and a 4-5 record overall when putting up more than 60.8 points.
  • When Washington State gives up more than 68.3 points, it is 1-0 against the spread and 0-1 overall.
  • The Cougars score an average of 70.2 points per game, only 2.3 more points than the 67.9 the Golden Bears allow to opponents.
  • Washington State has compiled a 4-1 overall record and a 3-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 67.9 points.
  • Cal has an ATS record of 1-4 and a 0-5 record overall when its opponents score more than 70.2 points.
  • The Golden Bears have put up just four more points than their opponents this year (an average of 0.4 per game), and the Cougars have out-scored opponents by 85 points on the season (9.4 more per game).

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Cal Betting Information

  • The Golden Bears have struggled somewhat against the spread this season, putting up a 4-5 record.
  • The Golden Bears fare well when favored by at least 1 points, posting a 2-1 record against the spread.
  • The Golden Bears have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 3 times in 9 games this season.

Washington State Betting Information

  • The Cougars have a losing record against the spread, going 4-5 ATS (covering only 44.4% of the time).
  • The Cougars have not fared well as a 1-point underdog, going 2-5 against the spread when they are at least 1-point underdogs.
  • The Cougars and their opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 3 of 9 (33.3%).

Head to Head

Cal vs Washington State (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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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Cal Leaders

  • The Golden Bears scoring leader is Matt Bradley, who averages 17.8 per contest to go with 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
  • Andre Kelly is Cal’s leading rebounder, grabbing 6.3 per game, while Joel Brown is its best passer, distributing 3.7 assists in each contest.
  • Makale Foreman leads the Golden Bears in three-point shooting with an average of 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Brown and Grant Anticevich lead Cal on the defensive end, with Brown leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and Anticevich in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.

Washington State Leaders

  • Isaac Bonton’s points (17.1 per game) and assists (3.5 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Cougars’ leaderboards.
  • Efe Abogidi’s stat line of 9.0 rebounds, 10.4 points and 0.4 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Washington State rebounding leaderboard.
  • Andrej Jakimovski connects on more threes per game than any other member of the Cougars, knocking down shots from downtown at a clip of 1.9 per contest.
  • Bonton (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Washington State while Abogidi (2.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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