California Golden Bears vs Colorado Buffaloes Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/6/2020
Game: California Golden Bears vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Coors Events Center in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado -17
The California Golden Bears travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 17 point favorites.
California heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-11. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 63.4 points per contest while giving up 68.1 per game. Colorado has an overall mark of 17-5. They are averaging 72.2 points per contest and giving up 62.0, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 9-12-0 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 10-9-2 against the over/under
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 11-10-1 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-10-0 against the over/under
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
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Matt Bradley comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Kareem South averages 9.7 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
McKinley Wright IV averages 13.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Tyler Bey averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 63.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 331st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 236th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 165th in the nation. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 9.4 assists per game, which ranks them 296th and 348th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 216th with 12.9 per game. The Golden Bears allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 136th and 310th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 109th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 112th place in Division 1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado is 152nd in the country with 72.2 points per game this year. They are 170th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 38th in the nation. They are 88th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game, and 124th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Buffaloes are 132nd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Buffaloes surrender 62.0 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 180th in those defensive statistics. They rank 55th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest and 31st with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buffaloes are 251st in country in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 95.3, which is ranked 304th. They are 326th in college basketball in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 289th. As a unit they are 262nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 339th in D-1. California is 118th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado is 110th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 104.1, which is ranked 124th. They are 223rd in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 138th. As a unit they are 96th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in the country.
Who will win tonight's California/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -17
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