California at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The California Golden Bears travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 20.5 point favorites.
California heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-22. They currently have a point differential of -9.6 as they are averaging 68.5 points per contest while giving up 78.0 per game. Arizona has an overall mark of 23-7. They are averaging 81.6 points per contest and giving up 72.4, which is a point differential of 9.2.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 10-18 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 11-15 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-18 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-13 against the over/under this year
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
03/02/18 F Ira Lee Concussion is "?" Saturday vs California
Don Coleman averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. Justice Sueing averages 13.9 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
DeAndre Ayton averages 19.7 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Allonzo Trier averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 68.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 295th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 324th. Behind the arc they shoot 29%, which is good for 348th in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 10.1 assists per game, which ranks them 161st and 344th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 32nd with 14.9 per game. The Golden Bears allow 78.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 307th in Division 1. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 317th and 347th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd and they give up 16.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 333rd place in college basketball. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 38th in the country with 81.6 points per game this year. They are 3rd in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 9.2. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 35th in college basketball. They are 126th in the nation in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 58th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Wildcats are 216th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Wildcats surrender 72.4 points per contest, which ranks them 177th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 145th and 270th in those defensive statistics. They rank 138th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 29.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 69th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Golden Bears are 325th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.4, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 313th. In terms of pace they are 116th in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 342nd. As a team they are 342nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 341st in Division 1. California is 64th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 335th in the nation.
Arizona is 198th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 134th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 207th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 116.7 is ranked 11th. They are 208th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 13th. As a unit they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 299th in the country.
Who will win tonight's California/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona -20.5
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