California Golden Bears take on Buffaloes in NCAA basketball test
California Golden Bears vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the California Golden Bears at Coors Events Center on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Buffaloes are 13-6 overall and 10-7 ATS ATS, while the Golden Bears are 11-7 and 6-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Colorado boasts a 6-8 on the OU, and California is 5-10.
The Buffaloes were listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buffaloes rated this week at No. 38 and the Golden Bears sitting at No. 57. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-71 result in favor of the Buffaloes.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 100 nationally ranked offense (70.7 points per game) against a Golden Bears defense that sits as the No. 143 at 64.9 PPG. The Buffaloes have been averaging 45.6% from the field, more than the Golden Bears have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
Defensively, California features the nation's No. 148-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.
California was a 62-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Utah. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Allen Crabbe scored 23 points leading the Golden Bears to a 62-57 victory over Utah at Huntsman Center on Thursday.
Colorado was a 75-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stanford. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Colorado cruised to victory on Thursday, running Stanford out of the gym and running up a 75-54 score at Coors Events Center.
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Utah are 3-1
After a win are 6-4
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 5-2
After playing Stanford are 2-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Golden Bears at Buffaloes trends to consider:
California is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Colorado is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing California
Colorado is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
California at CS Bakersfield, Sunday, January 27
Colorado at Utah, Saturday, February 2