Cal vs. Arizona - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (17-2) at California Golden Bears (11-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears +10 -- Over/Under: 128.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Cal Golden Bears and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Saturday at Haas Pavilion is Pac-12 college basketball action.
The season is moving downhill for the California Golden Bears losing their last five games and seven of their last eight. Cal is averaging 65.7 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 17.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 15 points, David Kravish is averaging 10.6 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Christian Beherens is averaging 5.7 points. Cal is 8-5 at home and 1-5 in Pac-12 play.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 17-2 this season and are ranked seventh in the nation. UA is averaging 75.1 points and they are shooting 49.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Stanley Johnson is averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game to lead the Wildcats. Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.5 points and 5.4 rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 10.9 points and 6.5 rebounds, and T.J. McConnell is averaging 9.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. Arizona is 3-2 on the road and 5-1 in Pac-12 games this season.
California is 4-17 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five games. Arizona is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games at Cal. The underdog is 4-1-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two.
The total is set at 128 and I love th eover in this spot. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and you can see that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.