Thursday, March 3, 2016
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The California Golden Bears travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.5.
The Golden Bears come into this game with an overall record of 21-8 and a road record of 3-6. They are 17-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-15. The Wildcats have an overall record of 22-7 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 19-10 and they are 15-14 against the spread.
Jaylen Brown comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Bears. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Tyrone Wallace averages 15.3 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for California. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Ryan Anderson averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Allonzo Trier averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
California averages 75.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 99th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 37th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 68th in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 137th with 12.3 per game. The Golden Bears allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 162nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 58th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the country. They force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in the Division 1.
Arizona averages 81.1 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 77th in the nation. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 79th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 183rd with 12.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 79th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 72nd and 62nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 121st place in the nation. The Wildcats force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in college basketball.
The Golden Bears average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 109.8 and they assist on 49.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. California turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.3%. The Golden Bears give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 85 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.4 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 113.2 and 51.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.4%. The Wildcats give up 64.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 17-12 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 14-15 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-14 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 19-10 against the over/under
California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
01/28/16 G Elliott Pitts Personal out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take California
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