Arizona Wildcats vs California Golden Bears Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/13/2020
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs California Golden Bears
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: California +10.5
The Arizona Wildcats head to Haas Pavilion to take on the California Golden Bears on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 10.5 point favorites.
Arizona heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-7. They currently have a point differential of 12.9 as they are averaging 78.8 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. California has an overall mark of 10-13. They are averaging 62.7 points per contest and giving up 67.9, which is a point differential of -5.3.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-11-0 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 11-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 10-13-0 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 11-10-2 against the over/under this year
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/22/19 G Devonaire Doutrive Dismissed is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Brandon Williams Knee is out for season
02/08/20 C Chase Jeter Back is questionable
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
01/31/20 F Jacobi Gordon Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/10/20 G Juhwan Harris-Dyson Academics is out for season
Zeke Nnaji comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Nico Mannion averages 14.0 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Matt Bradley scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kareem South averages 9.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.4 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona averages 78.8 points per contest, which is 24th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 66th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 79th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 325th with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 65.9 points per contest, which is 86th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 144th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 114th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 150th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
California is 335th in the nation with 62.7 points per contest this season. They are 241st in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -5.3. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 129th in the NCAA. They are 308th in D-1 in rebounding with 32.7 boards per contest and 348th in assists per game with 9.3. The Golden Bears are 200th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Golden Bears give up 67.9 points per game, which ranks them 138th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 158th and 297th in those defensive statistics. They rank 134th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 98th with 33.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Bears are 49th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 15th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.9. In terms of pace they are 119th in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 83rd. As a team they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 262nd in Division 1. Arizona is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
California is 93rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Bears are 312th in the country in offensive rating with 94.7. In terms of pace they are 330th in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 290th. As a team they are 266th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 340th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Arizona/California college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona -10.5
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