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Colorado vs Cal Basketball Picks 2-28-24

California Golden Bears (13-15) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (18-9)
February 28, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -11; Over/Under: +151.5
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The Cal Golden Bears and the Colorado Buffaloes meet in college basketball action from the CU Events Center on Wednesday night. Who comes out on top in Wednesday’s Pac-12 college hoops matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Cal vs. Colorado Prediction.

Cal Team Preview

The Cal Golden Bears come into this one looking to build on their three-game win streak after a 69-64 win over Oregon last time out. Jaylon Tyson leads the Golden Bears in scoring and assists with 20.1 PPG and 3.3 APG in addition to 7 RPG while Fardaws Aimaq has 14.7 PPG with a team-high 11.3 RPG to lead Cal on the glass this season, averaging a double-double per game. Jalen Cone has 13.5 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Cal so far this season. As a team, Cal is averaging 74.9 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field, 34.5% from three and 73% from the foul line this season.

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Colorado Team Preview

The Colorado Buffaloes come into this game looking to build on back-to-back wins after an 89-65 win over Utah last time out. KJ Simpson leads the Buffaloes in scoring and assists with 19.6 PPG and 4.6 APG along with 5.6 RPG while Tristan da Silva has 15.5 PPG with 5.3 RPG this season. Cody Williams has 13.7 PPG with 3.3 RPG and J’Vonne Hadley has 11.7 PPG with 6 RPG and 2.2 APG. Eddie Lampkin Jr. has 10 PPG and a team-high 7 RPG to lead the Buffaloes on the glass and to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Colorado so far this season. As a team, Colorado is averaging 80.6 PPG on 49.6% shooting from the field, 39.4% from three and 78.9% from the foul line this season.

Cal vs. Colorado Prediction

I get the case for Colorado being favored at home, but Mark Madsen’s done a pretty good job with the Golden Bears up to this point and making this team competitive. Colorado’s the better team on paper, but the Buffs’ defense has left a lot to be desired and I think Cal can hang here. Give me the Golden Bears and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Cal +11

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Chris Ruffolo

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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