Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has California as 1 point favorites.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 1-0. They are 7-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7. The Golden Bears have an overall record of 9-3 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 5-7 and they are 4-8 against the spread.
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Rawle Alkins averages 12.4 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Arizona. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Charlie Moore averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Bears. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Ivan Rabb averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Arizona averages 73.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 151st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 60th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 82nd in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 92nd and 192nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 85th with 12.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 48th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 61st place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in Division 1.
California averages 70.8 points per game this year which ranks them 213th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 143rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 230th in the nation. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 199th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Bears rank 133rd with 13.1 per game. The Golden Bears allow 59.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the nation. The Golden Bears force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 297th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 67.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 109.6 and they assist on 51.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35%. The Wildcats give up 64.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 54.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Bears score 73.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.7 points per game. The Golden Bears have a rating on offense of 102.3 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. California turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.4%. The Golden Bears give up 58.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 7-6 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-7 against the over/under
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 4-8 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 5-7 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/29/16 G Parker Jackson-Cartwright Ankle is upgraded to "?" Friday vs. California
12/05/16 G Allonzo Trier Eligibility out indefinitely
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
California Golden Bears Injuries
11/28/16 C Kameron Rooks Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take California -1
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