California Golden Bears (8-17) at Utah Utes (14-9)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 10, 2018, 9:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Utah Utes -13.5 -- Over/Under:
The California Golden Bears and Utah Utes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Huntsman Center.
The California Golden Bears need a feel good victory after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The California Golden Bears are averaging 70.3 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 78.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Don Coleman is averaging 16 points and two assists while Justice Sueing is averaging 13.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Darius McNeill is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Lee is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The California Golden Bears are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The California Golden Bears are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The California Golden Bears have lost five straight road games.
The Utah Utes look for another victory after winning four of their last six games. The Utah Utes are averaging 74.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Justin Bibbins is averaging 13.7 points and five assists while David Collette is averaging 12.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Sedrick Barefield is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Rawson is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Utah Utes are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Utes have won three straight home games.
The Golden Bears are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Utes are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 home games, 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Bears are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Cal and Utah have a history of playing close games, including two of the last four needing overtime. The California Golden Bears have been downright awful all season, but they have been better lately and are only being outscored by 8.8 points in their last five games. Utah also isn't the type of team that blows teams out with consistency due to a defense that has slpped a bit this season. This feels like too many points to leave on the table.