Huskies, Golden Bears Aim To Extend Streaks
College Basketball Betting
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NBA fans should be keeping their eye on the college game as well, and on Thursday the action shifts to the Pac-12, where Washington will look to extend their winning streak to four when they head to the University of California to take on the Golden Bears, who are rolling as well.
Washington California Odds – Thursday, 8:30 PM ET
The Huskies (11-6, 4-1 Pac-12) outlasted their rivals from Washington State with a second-half barrage in a 75-65 victory at home, and most sportsbook reviews will tell you if a college hoops team puts up 50 points in a half like Washington did, chances are they’ll come away with the win. Terrence Ross had a monster game with 30 points and 14 rebounds, while Darnell Gant came off the bench with 13 points and eight boards for the Huskies, who had a 44-20 edge on the glass (including 21-3 on the offensive end). The best players that work with price per head systems know that rebounding is a huge factor in a team’s chances since shooting percentages are low, and the Huskies are eighth in the country in that category.
The Golden Bears (15-4, 5-1 Pac-12) stomped Utah 81-45 at home in preparation for this game, and like the Huskies, Cal had a big second half with 49 points. Jorge Gutierrez was one of five Golden Bears in double figures with 15 points, while Justin Cobb added 14 points and 11 assists for Cal, who shot a blistering 59.6% from the field. But they didn’t just do it on offense as the Golden Bears forced 18 turnovers and players that use pay per head sportsbook software know that can spark the fast break, which it did for a Cal team that can take another step towards the rankings with a win.
Cal and UW are a PK right now in the sports betting odds at home, where they are 8-3 ATS this season, while Washington is 2-4 ATS on the road. The two have split their last four meetings at Cal, both SU and ATS, and all four have gone over the posted total; this could follow that formula as the Huskies like to push the tempo to get their points, while the Golden Bears are more efficient and shoot a better percentage. Cal has to figure out a way to keep Washington off the boards, especially on the defensive end because as the Huskies proved against Washington State, they can thrive off second-chance points. In a wide-open Pac-12, this game takes on added importance, especially when you know that this is the only time these two will meet in the regular season. In a close game, go with California in your college basketball betting picks.
Last edited by The Q; 01-19-2012 at 12:11 PM.
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