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Arizona Wildcats vs California Golden Prediction 12/29/2023

The Arizona Wildcats (9-2) travel to face off against the California Golden Bears (4-7) on Friday, December 29th. This game will be played at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley and televised on PACN. Both Arizona and California will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 ET.

Arizona Wildcats vs California Golden Bears

The Arizona Wildcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Wildcats, who have a record of 9-2, lost their most recent game to Purdue (92-84). In the previous ten away games, which includes last year, Arizona went 6-4. At the moment, Arizona has an ATS record of 7-1, putting them above .500. In their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, Arizona has an over/under record of 3-5-0, with their games averaging 158.5 points per game on average. The Wildcats’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 175 points per game.

The California Golden Bears Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As they prepare for their 12th game of the season, California comes in with a 4-7 record overall. On the road, the Golden Bears have yet to win a game, going 0-4. At home, they have a record of 3-3. California has a 6-4 ATS record going into today’s game. In their last ten games this season, California is 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 11 games, California comes in with an over/under mark of 8-2-0, with their games averaging 153.3 points per game. The Golden Bears’ last five games have finished with a combined 157 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Arizona offense put up 84 points against Purdue. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.6% and made 6 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Caleb Love, who holds an average of 16.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Keshad Johnson is averaging 13 points per game this season.

Caleb Love (G) 16.5 5.3 3.6
Keshad Johnson (F) 13.0 6.5 1.6
Oumar Ballo (C) 12.9 8.1 1.0

California Offense Breakdown

California’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 78 points vs. Ole Miss. Overall, they hit 41.7% of their shots from the field and went 8/10 from the free-throw line. Jaylon Tyson led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Grant Newell contributed 13 points for the Golden Bears.

Jaylon Tyson (G) 19.4 7.0 3.5
Fardaws Aimaq (F) 16.9 10.7 1.5
Jalen Cone (G) 16.3 2.5 2.5

Arizona Team Defense

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 53rd in the country, permitting 65.0 points per game. Arizona’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Purdue offense to knock down 53% of their shots on their way to putting up 92 points.

California Team Defense

So far, the Golden Bears’ defense is ranked 176th in the country at 72.2 points per contest. California’s three-point defense is currently 135th in the country at 7.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.9% of their shots vs. California.

Wildcats vs Golden Bears Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Wildcats have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-2-1 vs the spread. The team averaged 78 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Golden Bears offense has averaged 62 points per game while allowing an average of 79. California posted an overall record of 0-10 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • The last ten games that California was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Wildcats have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Wildcats vs Golden Bears Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +16.5, we recommend going with the Golden Bears on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 156.5, and our model predicts the Wildcats and Golden Bears to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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