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Colorado Buffaloes take on Golden Bears in NCAA basketball test

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March 2, 5:00 PM | Haas Pavilion

Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Colorado when they take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Golden Bears are 19-9 so far on the season, and 11-13-2 ATS vs. the number. The Buffaloes, meanwhile, are 19-8 and 15-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen California go 8-17 and the Buffaloes go 7-15 on the totals.

View Colorado vs California Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Golden Bears in this one found them listed as 4.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Buffaloes was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Bears - Buffaloes odds would favor the Buffaloes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. California is rated No. 62 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 36. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-70 win for the Buffaloes.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature California's No. 79-rated squad against Colorado's No. 63-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, California rates No. 337 in the country with 4.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 268 nationally with 5.3 per match.

Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 67-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 181 nationally in scoring at home.

Colorado won its last outing, a 65-63 result against Stanford on February 27. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Andre Roberson scored 24 points leading the Buffaloes to a 65-63 victory over Stanford at Maples Pavilion on Wednesday.

California won its last outing, a 64-46 result against Utah on February 28. They covered in that game as a 11-point favorite. Allen Crabbe scored 15 points leading the Golden Bears to a 64-46 victory over Utah at Haas Pavilion on Thursday.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oregon are 3-2
After playing Stanford are 3-2
After a win are 6-4

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Stanford are 7-3
After playing Utah are 3-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Buffaloes at Golden Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of California's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 5 games

Next up:
Colorado home to Oregon, Thursday, March 7
California home to Stanford, Wednesday, March 6