Colorado vs. Cal - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (15-9) at Colorado Buffaloes (11-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -9 -- Over/Under: 128 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and the California Golden Bears face off on Thursday at the Coors Events Center in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 11-11 this season and they have lost their last two games. Colorado is averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Askia Booker leads the Buffaloes averaging 17.6 points per game. Josh Scott is averaging 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds, Xavier Johnson is averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Wesley Gordon is averaging 7.5 points and 7.6 rebounds. Colorado is 9-3 at home and 4-6 in the Pac-12.
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The California Golden Bears are 15-9 this season and they have won their last four games. Cal is averaging 66.6 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 17.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 14.8 points, David Kravish is averaging 10.7 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Jabari Bird is averaging 9.4 points. Cal is 4-2 ion the road and 5-6 in the Pac-12.
Colorado is 5-1-1 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Cal is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 7-19 against the spread against the Pac-12. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
With the total at 128 I like the over in this one and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.