Seattle Redhawks vs. California Golden Bears Free Prediction 12/29/18

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The Seattle Redhawks (11-3) will travel to Haas Pavilion to go head-to-head with the California Golden Bears (5-6). The game will air on Pac-12 Network at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Seattle Redhawks at California Golden Bears Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Golden Bears fell to the Yale Bulldogs, 76-59, while the Redhawks lost big to the Stanford Cardinal, 96-74.

Seattle had a better turnover percentage (13.1 vs. 15.6) while California had a better free throw rate (0.412 vs. 0.327). California’s Paris Austin had a solid performance, contributing 18 points. Terrell Brown, meanwhile played a pivotal role for Seattle with 16 points and six rebounds.

The Golden Bears won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 81-59. The Golden Bears’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Redhawks. California had a rate of 7.5, while Seattle posted a mark of 18.2. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

California should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. California ranks 50th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 15.9 percent), while Seattle forces the 66th-fewest turnovers (17.3 percent). Moreover, the Redhawks rank 59th in effective field goal percentage (0.549), while the Golden Bears rank 342nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.572).

Seattle vs. California Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – California, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Seattle ranks 69th in rebounds per game (38.4) while California ranks 257th (27.3).
  • The Redhawks rank 42nd in blocks per game (4.5) while the Golden Bears rank 97th (3.4).
  • California ranks 16th in steals allowed per game (4.6) while Seattle ranks 23rd (5.1).
  • The Redhawks rank third in assists allowed per game (8.6) while the Golden Bears rank 174th (14.8).
  • Seattle ranks 167th in three pointers attempted per game (21.3) while California ranks 238th (18.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Golden Bears have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (2.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.2 points per game (4.3 below their season average).
  • The Redhawks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.0, down from 13.7 for the season.