Colorado vs California College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/14/21

Colorado vs California College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/14/21 Photo by Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

California Golden Bears (6-7) at Colorado Buffaloes (9-3)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm (CU Events Center)

The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -15 -- Over/Under: 135 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The California Golden Bears and Colorado Buffaloes meet Thursday in college basketball action at the CU Events Center.

The California Golden Bears look for a win here to get back to a .500 record. The California Golden Bears are averaging 68.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Matt Bradley is averaging 17.8 points and 4.7 rebounds while Grant Anticevich is averaging 10.3 points and 1.1 assists. Makable Foreman is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Betley is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The California Golden Bears are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The California Golden Bears are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.

The Colorado Buffaloes look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 75.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 16 points and five rebounds while Jeriah Horne is averaging 11.3 points and 0.7 assists. Evan Battey is dishing 1.5 assists and Dallas Walton is grabbing three rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.6 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.

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The Golden Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Buffaloes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 7-0 in Golden Bears last 7 overall. The under is 8-3 in Buffaloes last 11 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The California Golden Bears continue to play inconsistent basketball, and they're a team I don't trust when playing above average competition. The Colorado Buffaloes continue to be one of the more consistent teams in the country both SU and ATS, and they're still elite defensively. Early start, so we could see some sloppy play from both sides, but I'm not stepping in front of Colorado. I'll lay the big number if forced to pick this contest. 

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