Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The California Golden Bears head to McKale Center to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 8 point favorites.
The Golden Bears come into this game with an overall record of 18-6 and a road record of 3-2. They are 10-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Wildcats have an overall record of 22-3 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 12-11 against the spread.
Ivan Rabb comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Bears. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Charlie Moore averages 14.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for California. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Lauri Markkanen averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Rawle Alkins averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
California averages 70.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 237th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 206th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 210th in the country. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 220th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 115th with 12.7 per game. The Golden Bears allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in Division 1.
Arizona averages 75.2 points per game this year which ranks them 113th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 41st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 36th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 96th and 132nd respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 64th with 12 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 128th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in college basketball.
The Golden Bears average 66.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 103.3 and they assist on 51.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. California turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.7%. The Golden Bears give up 66.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 78.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.4 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 112 and 53.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.8%. The Wildcats give up 61.9 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 10-14 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 12-12 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-11 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-12 against the over/under
California Golden Bears Injuries
02/10/17 G Don Coleman Back "?" Saturday vs. Arizona
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
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
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona -8
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