Utah Utes vs. California Golden Bears - 2/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (16-9) at Utah Utes (19-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The California Golden Bears will travel to the Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes this Sunday night in College Basketball action.
The California Golden Bears improved to 16-9 (6-6 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Colorado Buffaloes, 68-61, this past Thursday. California shot 41.8% from the field and 45.5% (10-22) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Golden Bears was Jordan Matthews who had 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. California is ranked 98th in the RPI Standings and has played the 96th ranked SOS. On the season, the Golden Bears have been led by Tyrone Wallace (17.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.7 apg) and Jordan Matthews (15.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.3 apg). California is averaging 66.6 ppg 43.8% shooting. The Golden Bears are shooting 35.2% from beyond the arc and 65.6% from the free-throw line. California is holding their opponents to an average of 65.3 ppg 41.4% shooting.
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The Utah Utes improved to 19-4 (9-2 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Stanford Cardinal, 75-59, this past Thursday. Utah shot 49.0% from the field and 33.3% (5-15) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Utes was Delon Wright who had 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. Utah is ranked 11th in the RPI Standings and has played the 46th ranked SOS. On the season, the Utes have been led by Delon Wright (14.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 5.4 apg) and Brandon Taylor (10.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.7 apg). Utah is averaging 73.7 ppg on 49.3% shooting. Utes are shooting 40.4% from beyond the arc and 69.5% from the free throw line. Utah is holding their opponents to an average of 56.5 ppg on 37.4% shooting (ranked
The Golden Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Utes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 43-14-1 ATS in their last 58 home games.
Utah has been dominating teams as of late as they've won their last 3 games by an average of 24 points. California has been up and done all season, however, they have played well as of late as they've won their last 5 games. Utah is undefeated at home this season and although this is a lot of points, I can't go against the Utes at home. I think the Utah defensive will give Tyrone Wallace and Jordan Matthews trouble and that Utah pulls away in the second have to win this one by about 20. Take Utah to cover.