Colorado Buffaloes vs. California Golden Bears - 1/31/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (14-7) at Colorado Buffaloes (16-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The California Golden Bears will travel to play the Colorado Buffaloes in a Pac-12 game on Sunday.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 16-5 (5-3) and are coming off of a win against Stanford by a score of 91-75. Colorado has won 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 3rd in the Pac-12 standings. Colorado is averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 70.6 points per game. Colorado is also averaging 42.7 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. Josh Scott is averaging 17.3 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game for Colorado. George King is averaging 14.8 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Buffaloes. Colorado is shooting 74.1% on free throws, 40.9% on three-pointers, and 44.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The California Golden Bears are 14-7 (4-4) and are coming off of a loss to Utah by a score of 73-64. Cal has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 6th in the Pac-12 standings. Cal is averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 66.8 points per game. Cal is also averaging 39.3 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is averaging 15.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for Cal. Jordan Mathews is averaging 13.2 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Golden Bears. Cal is shooting 66.9% on free throws, 35.6% on three-pointers, and 46.9% on all field goal attempts.
Cal defeated Colorado by a score of 79-65 on January 1st. Cal led by 13 points at halftime and was able to maintain their lead in the second half. Josh Scott led Colorado with 16 points and 7 rebounds, while Jordan Mathews led Cal with 22 points. Cal out rebounded Colorado by a total of 39-38 and added 15 assists in their victory.
Cal is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. Cal is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 5-0 in California’s last 5 games. Colorado is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. Colorado is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 6-1 in Colorado’s last 7 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Colorado is a high scoring team that rebounds the ball very well. California doesn’t score as much, but is a better defensive team. Colorado has impressed me this season and is at home for this matchup. I think Colorado will bounce back in this game after losing to Cal earlier in the season.