Arizona vs. Cal - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (17-12) at Arizona Wildcats (26-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Thursday at the McKale Center in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Arizona Wildcats are 26-3 this season and they are ranked fifth in the nation. Arizona is averaging 75.4 points and they are shooting 48.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Stanley Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 14.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 11.1 points and 6.7 rebounds, and T.J. McConnell os averaging 9.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Arizona is 15-0 at home and 14-2 in the Pac-12.
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The Cal Golden Bears are 17-12 this season and they are coming off of a win over Oregon State that ended a three game losing streak. Cal is averaging 66.6 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 17 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 14.2 points, David Kravish is averaging 11.2 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Jabari Bird is averaging 10.5 points. Cal is 5-4 on the road and 7-9 in the Pac-12.
Arizona is 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games, 9-2 against the spread following a win, and 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games. Cal is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 9-21- against the spread against the Pac-12, and 4-1 against the spread following a win.
This just looks like a big number and I don’t love the game but I will take the points with Cal.