Arizona vs. Cal Pac-12 Tournament - 3/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (18-14) at Arizona Wildcats (28-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: California Golden Bears +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Arizona Wildcats and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Thursday in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in Pac-12 college basketball tournament action.
The Arizona Wildcats are 28-3 this season and they finished as the regular season Pac-12 Champions. Arizona is averaging 76.6 points and they are shooting 49.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Stanley Johnson leads the Wildcats averging 13.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 11.2 points and 6.5 rebounds, and T.J. McConnell is averaging 9.6 points. Arizona is 3-0 in neutral site games and 16-2 in Pac-12 play.
USA TODAY Sports
The Cal Golden Bears are 18-14 this season and coming off of an easy win over Washington State to advance to this game. Cal is averaging 67 points and hey are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 17.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 13.7 points, David Kravish is averaging 11 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Jabari Bird is averaging 10.6 points. Cal is 2-1 in neutral site games and 8-11 in the Pac-12.
Arizona is 4-0 against the spread following a win, 12-2 against the spread in their last 14 games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games. Cal is 5-1 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points and the over is 5-2 in their last seven games following a win.
Arizona has just been blowing teams out and I don’t see why this one would be any different.