The betting options are limited as usual for NCAA Basketball on Sunday, but there's still opportunity to make a profit and make up for any possible NFL losses in the last week of the NFL regular season. Time to make some coin.
CSU Bakersfield (2-10) vs. California (10-2)
This is one of those matchups of not who will win, but by how many points? The California Bears are a 15.5 point betting favorite on our NCAA basketball odds over the Roadrunners and the spread appears kind of low considering the personnel on both of these squads.
Cal has faced legitimate competition in Syracuse and Texas earlier in the season and split the games. In their last game, the Bears faced the tough #6 Wisconsin defense and were defeated 68-56. Wisconsin is a bad matchup for most teams and can win ugly. Now, the Bears have the opportunity of facing a bottom-feeder in the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners. The Roadrunners have one of the weakest offenses in the nation, averaging a mere 59.8 points per game on less than 40% from the field. Surprisingly, CSU Bakersfield is coming off of a 59-50 victory over Idaho State, but the University of California is no Idaho State.
Cal has that one go to guy that is so important in making a team's season successful and in this case it's junior guard Tyrone Wallace. Wallace has a superb all-around game, He can shoot, rebound well, and dish the rock.
For the season, Wallace is averaging 19.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. Wallace also shoots 46.9 % from 3-point range. He's the total package and CSU Bakersfield will have no answer for him. If he can play well against Wisconsin, Wallace can surely lead his team to victory over the overmatched Roadrunners, who haven't won a game on the road all season long.
NCAA basketball - California -15.5 at 5Dimes
Stony Brook (7-6) at #13 Washington (11-0)
The Stony Brook Seawolves are winless on the road and have failed miserably against any team of legitimacy and are only a 13.5 point betting favorite. Tonight, the Seawolves face one of the best teams in the nation in the Washington Huskies. Is this the slaughter that it appears to be is the question?
No matter what the competition has been, forward Jameel Warney and his 255 pound frame, have made an impact in each and every game.
Warney has reached double figures in rebounds in 12 out of Stony Brook's 13 games this season. For the season, Warney is averaging 14.8 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. I don't expect the Huskies defense to stop this unstoppable force, but aside from leading scorer, Carson Puriefoy (15.2 ppg.), the Seawolves aren't a deep team and that's where Washington has the advantage.
Nigel Williams- Goss
I've mentioned him as the Jason Kidd of 2014 in many of my articles and nothing has changed. Sophomore guard Nigel Williams- Goss continues to stuff the stat sheet despite his inability to be a pure shooter. This is a player that will do whatever it takes to win whether his shot is falling or not.
For the season, William- Goss is averaging 13.9 points, 7 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game. With options such as Andrew Andrews (12.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg), Robert Upshaw (10.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg.), and Shawn Kemp Jr.(10.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg.), the Huskies have plenty of options to offset the production of Jamel Warney and win this game quite handily, so make them your NCAA basketball pick.
NCAA basketball Pick- Washington- 13.5 at BetOnline