Colorado vs. California - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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California Golden Bears (10-11) at Colorado Buffaloes (17-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm (CU Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -17 -- Over/Under: 128 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cal Bears (10-11, 4-4 CONF) and the #24 Colorado Buffaloes (17-5, 6-3 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 6th for a Pac-12 Conference matchup at the CU Events Center in Boulder, CO.
Cal has had a very poor season thus far, as no Power 5 conference team should have an under .500 record this late in the season. Cal has actually not played that bad in conference play, however, as they do hold a 4-4 record in Pac-12 play. In their last game, Cal picked up the 69-67 home victory over Oregon State. Colorado is having an unexpectedly successful season so far, as the Buffaloes are ranked inside the AP Top 25. Colorado is coming off a 78-57 road victory of USC.
Cal’s offense has struggled all season long, as the Bears have only managed to score 63.4 points per game this season. Cal’s defense has fared better, only giving up 68.1 points per game, but Cal still has a -4.7 scoring differential. Cal also earns 33.0 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 2.5 blocks, and 4.0 steals per game.
Colorado has had to play well on both sides of the ball in order to win this many games at this point in the season. Colorado averages 72.2 points per game, which is a tad above the country’s average. Colorado has also played exceptional defense this season, only giving up 62.0 points to the opposition. Colorado benefits from a positive 10.2 scoring differential. Colorado also earns 37.6 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 3.2 blocks, and 6.5 steals per game.
Cal is 9-12 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. Cal is also 0-5 ATS on the road so far this season. Colorado is 11-10-1 ATS this season and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games. Colorado is also 6-5-1 ATS at home so far this season.
Man, this is a huge spread, even for how bad Cal is. It is really hard for me to lay 17 points with a Colorado team that has not been dominant all season, but with Cal being winless ATS on the road this season, I have to side with Colorado and lay the points. I would stay away, but my ultimate lean is Colorado -17.