California vs. Arizona - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Wildcats (16-7) at California Golden Bears (10-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears +9 -- Over/Under: 131.5
The Arizona Wildcats and California Golden Bears meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Haas Pavilion.
The Arizona Wildcats look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 78.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Zeke Nnaji is averaging 16.2 points and 8.9 rebounds while Nico Mannion is averaging 14 points and 5.5 assists. Josh Green is the third double-digit scorer and Chase Jeter is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Arizona Wildcats have lost four of their last six road games.
The California Golden Bears need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The California Golden Bears are averaging 62.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Matt Bradley is averaging 17.6 points and five rebounds while Kareem South is averaging 9.3 points and 1.3 assists. Grant Anticevich is dishing 1.2 assists and Andre Kelly is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The California Golden Bears are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The California Golden Bears are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game. The California Golden Bears have won four of their last five home games.
The Wildcats are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Golden Bears are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Wildcats last 5 Thursday games. The over is 6-2-1 in Golden Bears last 9 home games. The road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Arizona Wildcats are the more talented team and should win this game, but they've lost four of their last six road games, and they shoot just 38.7 percent from the field on the road overall. The California Golden Bears are often sloppy, but they've won four of their last five at home where they win by an average of 3.5 points and have covered nine of their 13 tries. I lean toward Cal and the free buckets.