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Colorado vs. Cal Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/2/23

California Golden Bears (3-18) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (12-11)
February 2, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -15.5 / California Golden Bears +15.5; Over/Under: +129.5
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The Cal Golden Bears and the Colorado Buffaloes meet in college basketball action from the CU Events Center on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Colorado is listed as a 15.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -1400. The total for this game is set at 129.5 points.


For Cal, Jarred Hyder and Jalen Celestine have both been ruled out for the season while Devin Askew is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury. For Colorado, Javon Ruffin is questionable with a knee injury.

Matchup History

Cal’s 80-76 win back on December 31st, 2022, snapped a two-game win streak for Colorado in this matchup.


Cal is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 Thursday games. Colorado is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.


I’m backing the under here. It goes without saying that Colorado’s the better team, but I’m having a hard time laying this many points with Colorado struggling in their current form. On the other side, the offense has disappeared for Cal once again and the Golden Bears just are not a team I’m looking to back for much of anything right now. This is just going to be an ugly game so give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 129.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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