Planning on watching today’s Huskies and Golden Bears game? Catch the action at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA, as the Golden Bears hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on PACN. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 154.5 points, and the Golden Bears are favored to win at home against the Huskies.

WASHINGTON HUSKIES VS CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: California Golden Bears -1

This game will be played at Haas Pavilion at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 18th.

WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Golden Bears.
  • Not only will California pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Huskies Offense Score Enough on the Road?

Washington enters this game as a slight underdog, as they are getting +1 points on the spread. So far this season, the Huskies have gone 2-5 when they are the underdog. They are coming off a 73-61 loss to UCLA, and over their last ten road games, they have gone just 2-8.

On the year, Washington is 10-7, and they have gone 2-4 in Pac-12 play. Their record on the road is just 1-4, compared to a mark of 9-3 at home. So far, they have been outscored by an average of 4.6 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, Washington has gone 5-2 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is currently 9-8. On the road, the Huskies have an ATS record of 3-2 and their last 10 road ATS mark is 7-3. Against the spread as the underdog, Washington is 6-4 over their last 10 games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Washington games is 8-9. Today’s line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (150.4). This year, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. The average scoring total in their last three games is 144 points.

The Washington offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 61 points versus UCLA. During the game, they attempted 25 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 40.4%. Leading the team in scoring is Keion Brooks Jr., who is averaging 20.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Sahvir Wheeler also maintains a PPG average of 16.5 heading into game.

The Huskies’ defense is presently ranked 228th nationally, allowing an average of 75.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. UCLA, the Bruins finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 73 points vs. Washington.

Do the Golden Bears Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

California will be looking to get back on track after a loss to Oregon in their last game. So far this season, they have gone 6-11, including a 2-4 record in Pac-12 play. At home, they have gone 5-5, and they are 3-3 as the favorite.

Overall, California has gone 1-6 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin in those games is -5.0. So far, they have been the underdog 11 times, going 3-8 in those games. In their last 10 games at home, they have gone 5-5.

As the favorite, California’s ATS record this season is just 1-5. Their ATS mark for the year is 9-8. At home, the Golden Bears are 4-6 vs. the spread this season and just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

California’s over/under record for the season sits at 12-5, and the average scoring total in their games is 152 points. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (145.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

In their recent matchup, the California offense ended with 73 points against Oregon. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.4% and made 6 threes. The top scorer for the Golden Bears was Jaylon Tyson with 20 points, while Fardaws Aimaq also chipped in with 18 points.

Coming into today’s game, the California defense is giving up an average of 76.6 points per contest. So far, the California defense is giving up an average of 7.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (526th).