The Washington Huskies (12-15, 2-12 Pac-12), who are currently riding a nine-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they welcome the California Golden Bears (11-15, 5-8 Pac-12) to Alaska Airlines Arena. Action starts at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
California Golden Bears at Washington Huskies Odds Preview
The last time the Golden Bears played, they defeated the Washington State Cougars, 66-57. Paris Austin was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 3-for-8 shooting. The Golden Bears made 21 of their 24 free throws (87.5 percent) and held the Cougars to an effective field goal percentage of 0.342 (below their season average of 0.464).
The Huskies are hoping for a better outcome after their 72-64 loss to the Stanford Cardinal in their last outing. With 10 points and nine rebounds, Washington’s Nahziah Carter put together a solid outing. Stanford held the Huskies to an effective field goal percentage of 0.387 (below their season average of 0.506). Washington, on the other hand, held the Cardinal to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.7 (below their season average of 22.9).
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Washington should have a significant advantage. The Huskies defense ranks 10th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.440), while the California offense is ranked 283rd in effective field goal percentage (0.476).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Golden Bears won 61-58. California’s 0.446 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Washington, who had a rate of 0.361. Grant Anticevich had a stellar game, with 13 points and seven rebounds.
California Golden Bears at Washington Huskies Free Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – California, ATS Winner – California, O/U – Over
Washington ranks 169th in three pointers attempted per game (21.2) while California ranks 302nd (14.7).
The Huskies have been outscored by an average of 8.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Washington has defeated opponents by an average of 3.6 points.
During their last five games, the Golden Bears have scored an average of 60.6 points per game (2.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (0.8 below their season average).