Washington State vs California Pick and Predictions 03/09/2022

Last updated March 10, 2022

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Washington State vs California Pick and Predictions 03/09/2022
Washington State
When:Wednesday, March 9th, 2022, 9 p.m. EDT
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

 If the Bears were to win against Washington State, they would face either 13th-ranked UCLA in the quarterfinals. That would give Cal a chance to play for the title Saturday. California has lost all eight matchups against Washington State.

Washington State is solid on both ends of the court, but they have struggled to shoot as they are 311th in field goal percentage.

Washington State vs California

The Pick: Washington State at -400
Team: Washington State California
Odds: u126 +8.5
Money Line: -400 +280
Against the spreads (ATS): 13-18-0 19-12-0
Over/Under (O/U): u125.5 (-100) o125.5 (-110)

Why bet on Washington State?
✅ Washington State is 92nd in rebounding with 33.7 rebounds per game
✅ Efe Abogidi leads Washington State's rebounding with 5.6 rebounds per game. He also leads the team's block with 1.7 blocks per game
✅ Washington State's last 10 games' final score has exceeded five times the set

Why bet on California?
✅ California is strong in the first round as they have had two first-round victories under coach Mark Fox since last season
✅ Andre Kelly leads the team's field goal percentage with 60.7% down the field. He also leads the team's rebounding with 8.4 rebounds per game
✅ California has a 6-4 record in ATS road games

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Washington State

The Washington State Cougars are averaging 72.3 points on 41.1% shooting. They are also shooting 34.3% from beyond the arc. The team is led by Michael Flowers and Noah Williams.

The Washington State finished the regular season with 18-13. They earned the seventh seed in the conference tournament after winning their last two games.


The California Golden Bears are averaging 63.2 points per game while shooting 42.4% from the field. They are also averaging 31.3% three-point attempts per game. The team is led by Jordan Shepherd and Grant Anticevich.

On the defensive end, California is holding opponents to 66.1 points per game while allowing 42.3% shooting from the field.

Joel Brown, Andre Kelly, Monty Bowser, and D.J. Thorpe are out due to various injuries and will not play against Washington State.

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