Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-11)
Haas Pavilion is the venue where and the California Golden Bears (7-15) will play the Colorado Buffaloes (16-5) on Saturday. California opens this game as 11-point dogs. The O/U opens at 134.
Colorado steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 16-5 on the year. The Buffaloes are hitting 38.1% on 3-point shots (167 of 438) and 83.0% from the charity stripe. They average 75.5 points per contest (92nd in the country) on 46.5% from the field. They are turning it over 11.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Colorado is grabbing 34.7 boards per game and has earned 307 assists for the campaign, which ranks 26th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Buffaloes are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. They rank 238th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 240 conceded for the season. The Buffaloes defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.0% (486 of 1,158) and they surrender 30.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 33.2% from 3-point land and they are ranked 35th in D-1 in opponents points per game (63.2).
The Colorado Buffaloes played the Stanford Cardinal and took home the win by a score of 69-51 in their last game. Colorado finished the game with a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 of 57) and buried 8 out of their 19 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Buffaloes knocked down 5 of their 6 shots for a rate of 83.3%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled 32 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 assists for the contest as well as having 4 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defending, Colorado allowed 49.1% from the floor on 28 of 57 shooting. Stanford recorded 8 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Cardinal collected 23 rebounds (4 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Stanford finished the game shooting 90.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 11 attempts. They also made 3 out of their 15 tries from three-point range.
McKinley Wright is one player who had an impact for this contest. He left the arena with 14 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins played and also totaled 9 rebounds. Wright finished the contest at 41.2% from the floor and also earned 9 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Buffaloes was Eli Parquet. He pulled down 2 boards and also had 2 assists. He ended up shooting 75.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 3-of-4 (10 points). When all was said and done, Parquet was on the hardwood for 29 minutes.
California has a win-loss mark of 7-15 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Bears are connecting on 44.0% from the floor, which ranks 194th in college basketball. California has totaled 1,470 pts so far this season (66.8 per contest) and they collect 31.5 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 12.5 times per contest (241st in the country) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. The Golden Bears commit 17.9 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 69.2% from the free throw line. The Golden Bears on defense are ranked 186th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 70.5. They are able to force 12.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the floor (310th in college basketball). The California defense gives up 38.9% on 3-point attempts (153 of 393) and their opponents are connecting on 69.9% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 13.6 assists and 32.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 224th and 75th in college hoops.
The last time they took the hardwood, the California Golden Bears took a loss by a score of 76-75 when they faced the Utah Utes. The Golden Bears were able to collect 20 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for this game. They rejected 2 attempts while earning 5 steals for this game. The Utes had 13 personal fouls in the game which got the Golden Bears to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a rate of 84.6%. With respect to three-point attempts, California converted 8 of 22 attempts (36.4%). Overall, the Golden Bears shot 28 for 54 from the floor which had them shooting 51.9%. The Golden Bears permitted the Utes to convert 24 out of 47 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.1% for the game. They shot 46.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 27 from the free throw line (77.8%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, California permitted Utah to grab 19 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Matt Bradley ended up being a factor for the Golden Bears for this contest. He converted 7 of 12 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Bradley had 5 rebounds in his 31 mins and tallied 2 dimes in this game. Another guy that was pivotal for California was Grant Anticevich. He left the arena with 18 points in his 35 minutes on the court by going 7 out of 12 from the floor for this game. Anticevich ended up shooting 58.3% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take California (+11)
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