California Golden Bears vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 2/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
CU Events Center is where the Colorado Buffaloes (12-11) will meet the California Golden Bears (3-18) on Thursday.
The California Golden Bears stepped onto the hardwood against Stanford and took a loss by a final of 75-46 in their last game. California walked away from the contest with a 30.4% field goal percentage (17 out of 56) and buried 5 out of their 21 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Golden Bears buried 7 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 53.8%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled a total of 28 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 5 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When talking about defending, California allowed the other team to shoot 46.7% from the floor on 28 of 60 shooting. Stanford distributed 16 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, Stanford snagged 45 rebounds (13 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Stanford finished shooting 73.3% at the charity stripe by burying 11 of 15 attempts. They knocked down 8 of 22 tries from downtown. Concerning fouls, the Golden Bears finished with 16 while Stanford recorded 17 fouls.
Sam Alajiki is a guy who was a factor for this contest. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes played and snagged 11 boards. He finished with 13 points on 5 out of 10 shooting.
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California enters this one with a win-loss mark of 3-18 for the year. They average 60.2 points per contest (357th in Division 1) while shooting 41.1% from the floor. The Golden Bears are shooting 29.9% from downtown (106 of 354) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, California is pulling down 31.1 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 209 assists this season, which is 358th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 16.9 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Golden Bears are forcing their opponents into 10.7 turnovers every game while drawing 16.8 fouls. They relinquish 33.4% on shots from distance and they rank 169th in D-1 in opponents points per game (68.7). The Golden Bears defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.6% (521 of 1,143) and they relinquish 33.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 164th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 274 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Colorado Buffaloes took a loss by a final score of 60-52 when they faced Oregon State. The Buffaloes collected 21 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 33 for this contest. They turned it over 13 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. Oregon State committed 13 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Buffaloes to the free throw line for a total of 7 shots. They were able to make 3 of them for a rate of 42.9%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Colorado made 7 out of 24 tries (29.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Buffaloes finished the game shooting 21 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.0%. The Buffaloes permitted Oregon State to convert 18 of their 47 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.3% in this contest. They finished shooting 38.9% from distance by connecting on 7 out of 18 and finished the contest at 17 of 22 at the free throw line (77.3%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Colorado allowed Oregon State to collect 32 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Tristan Da Silva ended up being important for the Buffaloes in this matchup. He buried 9 out of 21 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and had 15 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points in his 36 minutes on the court and accumulated 2 dimes for this game.
Colorado has a win-loss mark of 12-11 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Buffaloes are connecting on 44.1% from the field, which is 212th in D-1. Colorado has totaled 1,638 points for the campaign (71.2 per contest) and they grab 38.0 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 13.1 times per contest (202nd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per game. The Buffaloes are responsible for committing 16.6 fouls per contest and they hit 67.4% from the free throw line.
The Colorado defense allows 33.0% on three-point shots (146 of 443) and opponents are connecting on 70.7% of their free throw attempts. They concede 10.3 assists and 33.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 27th and 130th in the country. The Buffaloes are ranked 98th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 66.7. They are forcing 14.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (93rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado
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