California Golden Bears (5-20) vs. Arizona Wildcats (14-12)
February 21, 2020 @ 9:00 pm ET (McKale Memorial Center)
Spread: Wildcats -13 Over/Under: 139
ESPN NCAAB Expert Picks Arizona Wildcats vs. California Golden Bears
In the Pac-12 Conference, the California Golden Bears are playing against the Arizona Wildcats in tonight’s game on the road. California is ranked last at 12th in their conference, whereas Arizona is ranked 10th. The Golden Bears are 5-11 at home and winless on the road at 0-9. California is also currently on a ten game losing streak. They are hoping to finally win another game after losing 89-69 to USC on February 16th. The Wildcats are on a seven game losing streak as well. The team is coming off a 67-60 loss to Colorado, which was played on February 17th. In the last ten match-ups head to head, the Wildcats are 9-1 against the Golden Bears. Their field goal percentage average against California in these games is 49.18%, while the Golden Bears’ FG percentage is 38.52%.
The Arizona Wildcats are ranked 32nd in scoring offense with 79.5 points per game. Their offensive efficiency rating ranks 98th and it is currently 1.043. Brandon Randolph is leading the team for points per game with 13.4. For assists, Brandon Williams is ahead with an average of 3.7 per game. The player leading the Wildcats in field goal percentage is Matt Weyand at 100%. Chase Jeter is averaging the most rebounds per game with 7 and Ryan Luther accumulates at least 1 steal per game. Ira Lee also averages 1 block per game. Additionally, Justin Coleman plays the most minutes. He is leading Arizona with 30 minutes per game. On the injury report, there are no major injuries listed. For scoring defense based on opponents’ points per game, Arizona is ranked 114th and they allow 69.4 per game. The team ranks 80th for defensive efficiency with a rating of .967. Furthermore, for free throw shooting, the Wildcats rank 108th. The team has an overall percentage of 72.5%. Arizona is a better free throw shooting team on the road than at home. Their percentage is 69.8% at home and 76% away.
California Golden Bears
The California Golden Bears are ranked 243rd for scoring offense with 69.8 points scored per game. Not to mention, their offensive efficiency rating is .986 and this ranks 237th in the NCAAB. Justin Sueing is leading the Golden Bears for points per game, rebounds, and steals. He earns 15 points per game, 6 rebounds, and 1.6 steals. For field goal percentage, David Serge’s game is on point offensively. His field goal percentage is 100%. Paris Austin is ahead for assists and minutes per game. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 34.6 minutes played per game. Connor Vanover earns at least 1 block per game. On the injury report, there are no major injuries. For opponents’ points per game, the Golden Bears are ranked 328th and allow 79.4 points per game. The team’s defensive efficiency rating is 1.122, which ranks 345th. California is winless in their own conference. In terms of free throw shooting, the Golden Bears are ranked 65th at 73.7%. They average 74.2% at home, but it decreases down to 73% on the road.
Cover the Spread 365 Trends
Arizona is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Arizona is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Arizona’s last 23 games at home
California Golden Bears
California is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games
California is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California’s last 6 games
California is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
California is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
ESPN NCAAB Scores California Golden Bears vs. Arizona Wildcats
For 3 point shooting, Arizona is ranked 200th at 33.9%, while California is ranked 166th at 34.4%. Based on overall shooting percentage, Arizona is ranked 253rd at 42.6%, whereas California is ranked 233rd at 43%. For free throw shooting, the Golden Bears are superior at the free throw line. Needless to say, the Golden Bears can score points due to having more aggressive and accurate shooters, but they also allow a lot of points defensively at the same time. The Wildcats have a better scoring defense. When both teams are compared for scoring offense, the Wildcats have once again proven to be the better team. Although Arizona is still on their losing streak, California has been on an even longer one. The Wildcats should be the correct pick in tonight’s game.
Pick: Wildcats -13 (-118)