The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Wednesday night. The California Golden Bears and Washington Huskies will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN2.
Free College Hoops Picks: Washington Huskies @ California Golden Bears
Date: Wednesday, January 9th, 11:00 ET
Location: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA
Washington vs. California Live TV: ESPN2
If you’re going to back the boys from Berkeley in this one, you know that you’re relying on G Allen Crabbe and G Justin Cobbs to get the job done. These two are the heart and soul of this team, and they are combining to score more than half of the team’s points per game this year. Crabbe is one of the top scorers in the entire country, averaging 21.4 points per game, and he rarely sits, averaging over 34 minutes per game on the court. The junior has had four straight games with at least 21 points scored, and he has missed a grand total of just four minutes of game time in his last three games. On the other side of the court though, we really like the way that the Huskies are playing at the moment. The team started off Pac-12 play by beating the Washington State Cougars on the road, and that marked U-Dub’s fifth win in its last six games, most of which have come by suitable margins. The Huskies have covered three of the last four in this series, and thy did win by 21 points here at Haas Pavilion last year. Cal has proven beatable at home, as the Harvard Crimson, Creighton Blue Jays, and UNLV Runnin’ Rebels have all done it recently. The Huskies might be the next added to that list.
Washington vs. California Pick: Washington Huskies +6.5
Washington vs. California Prediction: Washington 72 – California 68