Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears 2-5-22

Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears 2/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears 2/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Washington State Cougars (13-7) are on their way to face-off with the California Golden Bears (9-14) in the Pac-12 college basketball battle at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET.

 

Washington State comes into this match-up with a 13-7 overall standing and riding on a four-game winning streak after a six-point victory over Stanford. The Cougars dispatched California, Utah, Colorado, and just recently the Stanford Cardinal at 66-60 on Thursday.

 

Washington State is in 6th place at 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference with a 13-7 overall standing and a 4-1 win-loss record on the road this season. The Cougars’ defense held the scoring of the Cardinal in the first half to just 21 points while gaining a total of 66 points on the way to their 6-point win at 66-60 last time out.

 

Guard Michael Flowers sparked the offense for Washington State with 22 points and a team-high 5 assists in the winning effort.

 

The Cougars converted 24 of 49 (49.0%) attempted shots from the field, connected 10 of 23 (43.5%) attempts from the three-point region, and made 8 of 16 (50.0%) tries from the foul line.

 

Washington State grabbed 26 total rebounds with 5 coming from the offensive side of the court while distributing a total of 12 assists in the match. The Cougars’ defense spoiled four shot attempts with 7 steals but lost the leather in 11 turnovers and committed 18 personal fouls.

 

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Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears Predictions 2/5/2022

 

The California Golden Bears will continue their homestand with a nine-game losing skid and five games below .500 this season. The Golden Bears lost to USC, UCLA, California (twice in succession this year), Arizona, UCLA (2nd this year), USC (2nd meeting), Stanford, and the Washington Huskies in that order.

 

California dropped to 10th place at 2-10 in the Pac-12 Conference with an overall standing at 9-14 and a home record at 9-5 on the year. The Golden Bears’ offense struggled against the Huskies after scoring only 29 points at halftime while their defense allowed Washington to gain a total of 84 points in their 63-84 defeat on Thursday.

 

Forward Obinna Anyanwu scored 10 points off the bench as the lone double-figure scorer for California in the losing effort.

 

The Golden Bears shot 37.7% (23/61) from the field with 22.7% (5/22) shooting efficiency from the rainbow territory and sank 63.2% (12/19) of their attempted shots from the charity stripe. California pulled down 21 defensive boards and grabbed 14 offensive rebounds with a total of 15 assists in the match.

 

The Golden Bears denied one attempted shot while stealing the ball three times but committed 9 turnovers and 11 personal fouls in the game.             

 

Washington State Cougars vs. California Golden Bears. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Washington State -8. The Cougars are the stronger team in this match-up after gaining momentum in winning four games in a row while the Golden Bears struggled with a nine-game losing streak.

 

Washington State nailed an average of 73.4 PPG and held their opponents to just 62.2 PPG while California averaged 64.2 PPG but allowed an average of 66.3 PPG. Prediction: The Washington State Cougars will win at 69-60.

 

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Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears 2/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 4:00 PM ET

 

Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA

 

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022

 

TV: PAC Network  

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Washington State Cougars -8

 

NCAAB Totals: 127.5  

 

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