California Golden Bears vs Arizona Wildcats Odds
California pays a visit to Arizona on Sunday, hoping to send the Wildcats to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at McKale Center.
This season, the Wildcats are 20-2 overall and 10-10 ATS ATS, while the Golden Bears are 13-9 and 7-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Arizona boasts a 6-12-1 on the OU, and California is 6-13.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Wildcats installed as 13.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Bears, who rate No. 72 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-70 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 37 nationally ranked offense (74.7 points per game) against a Golden Bears defense that sits as the No. 155 at 65.3 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 45.1% from the field, more than the Golden Bears have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, California owns the country's No. 172-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 59 in scoring at home.
California was a 66-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona State. They earned a push of the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Bears got 16 points from Allen Crabbe, but it was Arizona State that prevailed in a 66-62 final on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena.
Arizona was a 73-66 winner in its last match at home against Stanford. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Cardinal were burned for 25 points by Mark Lyons on Wednesday as the Wildcats put another game in the win column, 73-66, at McKale Center.
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing UCLA are 6-4
After playing Arizona State are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 4-1
After playing Stanford are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Golden Bears at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 6 games on the road
California is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
California is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Arizona is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against California
Arizona is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Arizona is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing California
California home to UCLA, Thursday, February 14
Arizona at Colorado, Thursday, February 14