Buffaloes vs. Golden Bears Prediction
The 21st-ranked Colorado Buffaloes are road favorites tonight at the California Golden Bears. Will Colorado roll to a win over its sub-.500 opponent?
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Haas Pavilion at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Buffaloes are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 128 points. As of Thursday morning, 68 percent of public bets are being placed on host California. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Buffaloes stumble versus Bruins
Colorado lost by a count of 70-63 Saturday at home against UCLA to drop to 21-7 overall and 10-5 in Pac-12 Conference play. The Buffaloes were outscored 44-34 in the second half after leading by three at the break. McKinley Wright IV paced Colorado with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also notched seven rebounds and four assists. Tyler Bey tallied 13 points and six boards off the bench. Evan Battey added 11 points and seven caroms.
Golden Bears struggle at Huskeis
California lost 87-52 Saturday at Washington to fall to 11-16 overall and 5-9 in conference action. The Golden Bears trailed 43-26 at halftime and were unable to rally. Matt Bradley led Cal with 14 points on 3-of-11 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 6-of-7 at the charity stripe. He also grabbed two rebounds. Grant Anticevich had seven points and six boards. Kuany Kuany added seven points, two caroms, two assists and two blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Buffaloes are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games as a road favorite. Colorado is 1-5 ATS in its last six games overall.
The home team is 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings. California is 6-1 ATS in its last seven home games.
Colorado only defeated the Golden Bears by six at home, but with the Buffaloes looking to improve their seed for the NCAA Tournament they cannot afford to stumble here against a weak opponent. The Golden Bears have been blown out fairly frequently this season and I would not be surprised in the slightest if it happens again here.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO BUFFALOES -8.5