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California Golden Bears host Colorado Buffaloes in college basketball action

Colorado BuffaloesCalifornia Golden Bears
March 9, 11:30 PM | Staples Center

Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Odds

21-11TEAM RECORD24-8

The Golden Bears hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Colorado Buffaloes pay a visit to Staples Center on the college basketball betting menu.

It's a game in the Pac 12 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Staples Center.

The Buffaloes will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 14-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Bears are 18-12 ATS. Colorado is 11-17 against the total, while California is 12-17-1 versus the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Golden Bears) and the No. 55 (Buffaloes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-71 result in favor of the Golden Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits California's No. 75-ranked offense, averaging 72.1 PPG, against a Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 72 at 63 PPG. The Golden Bears field goal percentage has averaged 48% so far, more than the Buffaloes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 105-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 63-62 winner as they battled Oregon on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. Colorado earned a 63-62 victory over Oregon on Thursday, getting 18 points from Carlon Brown at Staples Center.

Last time out for California, they were a 77-71 winner as they battled Stanford at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Golden Bears got 22 points from Jorge Gutierrez as California ran past Stanford 77-71 on Thursday at Staples Center.