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California, UCLA Set For Showdown in Pac-12

Bruins Looking To Beat Up on Bears

Now is the perfect time to bet online when it comes to college basketball, as we are less than a month away from the NCAA Tournament. The UCLA Bruins welcome the California Golden Bears on Saturday night for a big rivalry game in the Pac-12.

It’s been a miserable season for California as they have gone just 3-22. The Golden Bears aren’t just losing games, but they have been getting blown out in most of their matchups.

Makale Foreman #10 of the California Golden Bears reacts late in a game
Makale Foreman #10 of the California Golden Bears reacts late in a game - Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

UCLA comes in 22-4, and the Bruins continue to rack up the wins. The Bruins have won five straight games, and they are all the way up to No. 4 in the latest poll.

The college basketball odds in this game have the UCLA Bruins as massive 25-point betting favorites over their Pac-12 rivals.

Let’s check the latest college basketball news, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for California vs UCLA. We’ve got plenty of NCAA basketball picks for you to consider.

California Can’t Score Points

The offensive numbers for California are hard to believe, as this team is scoring less than 60 points per game. California hasn’t been good on the floor either, as they are allowing nearly 70 points per game.

Forward Lars Thiemann is leading the team with just 10 points per game, and California has not been getting much production from the guard position. This is going to be a major concern on Saturday night as it won’t be easy to keep pace with the UCLA Bruins.

California will be trying to slow down the tempo in this game, as that will be their only chance to come away with a win. The Golden Bears are getting to play the spoiler role, and there won’t be any pressure on them to deliver.

Bruins Loaded With Talent

The odds to win March Madness continue to get better for UCLA as the season has rolled along, and they are playing great of late. UCLA is scoring over 73 points per game this season, and they are also holding opponents to just 60 points per game.

After pouring in 26 points in the most recent win for UCLA, Jaime Jaquez Jr. admitted that his team has been getting too cocky. Jaquez said, “We did come in a little overconfident. Sometimes that happens.

Head coach Mick Cronin has a team that is loaded with veteran talent, though, and they always find a way to dig themselves out of a hole. UCLA will be a team that can make a run in March, but they don’t want to let their rivals hang around in this one.

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California vs UCLA Head-to-Head

This is the only meeting between California and UCLA this season, so you won’t get any help by looking at a previous game. UCLA has dominated this rivalry of late, though, as it has rattled off 10 straight wins over California.

California vs UCLA Game Information

  • Game: California (3-23) vs UCLA (22-4)
  • Location: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
  • Day/Time: Saturday, February 18, 10:30 p.m. ET
  • California vs UCLA Live Stream: TBS

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California vs UCLA Picks and Prediction

The fact that this is a big rivalry game will keep it interesting for the first half, but eventually, things will get spread out. UCLA is clearly the better overall team in this game, and they are going to take complete control.

California just hasn’t been able to find enough offense this season, and that will keep them from competing in this game. The Golden Bears can keep the game within 20 points, but that’s about as close as things are going to get.

Head to BetUS Sportsbook and bet on the California Bears to cover the 25.0-point spread, but it will be UCLA that comes away with a win in this game.

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