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Yale vs. California Prediction,
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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#561 Yale
Bulldogs -4.5
#562 California
Golden Bears 144

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00pm

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Game Stats

Yale Bulldogs

0 - 0

10-12
ATS
10-13
O/U
74
PPG
73
OPPG

California Golden Bears

0 - 0

11-18
ATS
11-17
O/U
67
PPG
77
OPPG

Yale and California will both be looking for its a win in their first game of the season when both teams travel to Baoshan Sports Center in Shanghai, China. Both teams finished last season without a postseason tournament bid which hopefully will not repeat itself this season. A victory in a season debut can have quite an effect on the team’s momentum for the rest of the season so look for both teams to give it all they have got.

California Looks To Rebound From Last Year

After finishing with 21 wins and an NIT appearance two seasons ago, California fell off of the map. The team went 8-24 and even lost to Chaminade in the Maui Invitational to make matters worse. This season, California should still be a below average team in the Pac-12. However, the team is more experienced and will look to use last season as a learning experience as the team hopes to have a brighter future this season and beyond.

The California Golden Bears are led by sophomore forward Justice Sueing. Last season, Sueing was fantastic as he led the team in points per game. Sueing averaged 13.8 points per game while also averaging 1.4 steals per game. However, Sueing was extremely inefficient from the floor, as a whole, as he just shot an abysmal 32.8% on the season as well as 31.1% from the three point line. If California has any chance of competing this year, Sueing will need to be a lot more efficient from the floor.

Yale Looks For Another Winning Record

Last season, the Yale Bulldogs went 16-15 and failed to qualify for any postseason tournaments. This season, the Bulldogs are still expected to compete in the Ivy conference as the team will look to prove that last season was a fluke. The team still has a lot of veteran leadership which should make this season a successful one for the Yale Bulldogs. The Bulldogs had the 24th most assists in the nation last season and will look to build on that unselfish offensive attack this season in pursuit of more victories.

The Yale Bulldogs are led by junior guard Miye Oni. Last season, Oni was fantastic as he led the team in points per game and rebounds per game. Pearson averaged 15.1 points per game while shooting 75% from the foul line. However, Oni was still inefficient as he just shot 40.5% from the floor and 31% from the three point line. Oni also missed a few games due to injury and will hopefully remain completely healthy for the entire season. Oni is, by far, the best scoring option for the Bulldogs and he will need to play extremely well if the Bulldogs plan on starting out the season with a victory in China.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

It is always difficult to predict who will win a matchup between two teams that have not played yet this season. However, Yale is the more talented team and should be able to cover in this neutral site game. California was awful last year and should look slightly better but I think Yale is just in a different class. I expect Yale to win this game by eight points or so so I think there is value with the favorite in this one.

Prediction: Yale -5

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

It is always tough to pick a total on a season debut for both teams in a foreign country. However, I think both offenses should be able to score at least 70 points so the over is a good play. Yale is a solid three point shooting team and should be able to a decent amount of them against California’s average defense. Look for this game to squeak over the total as a result.

Prediction: Over 141.5

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