California Golden Bears vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/5/14
Utah Utes (19-9) at California Golden Bears (18-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -3 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Cal Golden Bears and the Utah Utes face off on Wednesday at Haas Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball.
The California Golden Bears have lost three of their last four games as they head home for their final two games of the regular season. Cal is 12-3 at home and 9-7 against the Pac-12. Justin Cobbs is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 assists per game. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 11.5 points, David Kravish is averaging 11.3 points and 7.6 rebounds, and Richard Solomon is averaging 10.9 points ad 9.8 rebounds. Cal is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent while their opponents are averaging 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Cal needs to close out the season with two wins and make some noise in the Pac-12 Tournament to make the NCAA Tournament.
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The Utah Utes have won their last two games but they close out the season with two games on the road. Utah is 1-7 away from home and 8-8 in the Pac-12 this season. Delon Wright is averaging 16.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 15.5 points and 7.4 rebounds, Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.7 points, and Dakarai Tucker is averaging 7.2. Utah is averaging 78.3 points and they are shooting 50.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Utah has played the 101st ranked schedule in the country.
Cal is 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 1-5 against the spread following a loss. Utah is 14-6-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning percentage over .600, and 20-6-2 against the spread following a win.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and at 139 I like the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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