Utah vs California Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Utah Utes vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: California +1
The Utah Utes travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 1 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-13. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 70.6 points per contest while giving up 69.7 per game. California has an overall mark of 12-16. They are averaging 62.9 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of -5.5.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 13-15-0 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 14-12-2 against the over/under
Key Utah Utes Injuries
02/26/20 G Rylan Jones Shin 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
Timmy Allen comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Both Gach averages 9.9 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Matt Bradley averages 17.4 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kareem South averages 8.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 70.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 192nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 119th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 216th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 150th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 142nd with 13.5 per game. The Utes allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 189th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 228th and 310th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 95th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 228th place in Division 1. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
California is 332nd in the country with 62.9 points per game this year. They are 255th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -5.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in the nation. They are 312th in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.5 boards per game, and 348th in assists per contest with 9.1. The Golden Bears are 200th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Golden Bears surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 151st in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 161st and 275th in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 103rd with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Bears are 53rd in country in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game.
The Utes are 152nd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 246th in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 126th. As a team they are 99th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 147th in Division 1. Utah is 108th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
California is 90th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Bears are 323rd in the country in offensive rating with 93.9. In terms of pace they are 324th in Division 1 with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 305th. As a team they are 283rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 338th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah/California college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take California +1
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