Clemson vs Cal Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 26 (Clemson Extends Cal's Winless Streak to Seven Games)

Devon Platana
Clemson vs. Cal prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Clemson vs. Cal prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King

Clemson vs Cal Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Clemson Tigers (4-2) vs. California Golden Bears (0-6)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Venue: Northwest Florida State College Arena — Niceville, FL

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Saturday, Nov. 26, including an Emerald Coast Classic clash between the Clemson Tigers and California Golden Bears.

Clemson is hungry for success again after its three-game winning streak was snapped by a 74-71 loss to Iowa on Friday. Meanwhile, California is still searching for its first victory this fall. The Golden Bears' 59-48 loss to TCU yesterday dropped the former's record to 0-6, leaving their fans hungry for better results.

Can Clemson get back on track by winning for the fourth time in its last five games? Or will California ruin its opponent's plans by tasting victory for the first time this season?

Clemson vs Cal Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: CLEM: (-650) | CAL: (+460)
Spread: CLEM: -10.5 (-110) | CAL: +10.5 (-110)
Total: 124.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Clemson enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 124.5 points, which is fairly low compared to the rest of Saturday's projected totals.

Clemson vs Cal Prediction & Pick

This is one of those games where there isn't too much to overthink. California is bad this season. Really bad, to be honest. For starters, the Golden Bears only score 58.3 points per game (No. 342), shooting 41.1% from the floor (No. 256) and 32.0% from three-point distance (No. 219).

Furthermore, California also coughs up the ball 16.8 times per game (T-No. 340), which has only increased to 18.3 over its last three outings. While Clemson isn't a defensive beast or anything, the team does force opponents to turn the ball over on 19.7% of their possessions (No. 126).

The Tigers also have better scoring offenses and defenses than the Golden Bears, while also holding the rebounding and playmaking advantages. With how California has played thus far, this is a game Clemson shouldn't lose.

Final Score Prediction: Clemson: 73 | California: 58

Clemson vs Cal Betting Trends

- Clemson is 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- California is 0-9 straight up in its last nine games.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Clemson's last 11 games.
- The total has hit the under in seven of California's last 11 games.

Clemson vs Cal Best Bet

Clemson shouldn't have a problem covering the 11.5-point spread tonight. In addition to California failing to cover the spread in seven of its last nine games, two of the Golden Bears' last three losses have come by double-digit margins.

California simply doesn't have the offense to keep things particularly close. Back Clemson as the -11.5 favorite.

Bet: Clemson -11.5 (-104)

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