California Golden Bears vs. Utah Utes - 1/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (11-3) at California Golden Bears (11-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The California Golden Bears will host the Utah Utes this Sunday.
California comes into this game with a 11-3 record and are currently 2nd in the Pac-12. The Golden Bears have won their past 2 games with their most recent game being a 79-65 win over Colorado. Through 14 games this season the leading scorer for California has been Tyrone Wallace who is averaging 15.6 points per game and 5.1 rebounds with 4.6 assists. Jaylen Brown is second on the team with 14.6 points per game and 5.9 rebounds.
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The 21st ranked Utah Utes come into this game with a 11-3 record and are currently 9th in the Pac-12. The Utes lost their last game 70-68 to Stanford but won their 4 games before that. Through 14 games this season the leading scorer for the Utes has been Jakob Poeltl who is scoring 17.6 points per game and 9.2 rebounds. Jordan Loveridge is second on the time and is averaging 12.4 points per game with 3.9 rebounds.
The Utah Utes are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games following a straight up loss. Utah is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning record. California is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games overall.
This will be one of the best games of the day and could go either way. Both of these teams have 11-3 records and can play some good basketball. California needs this win to let people know they are legit in the Pac-12. I think California can win this game but not by more than 4 points. Il take Utah and the points on the road.