Betting on today’s Golden Bears and Buffaloes game? Catch the action at CU Events Center in Boulder, CO, as the Buffaloes hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on PACN. The odds for this Pac-12 conference game currently have Colorado as the -11 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 151 points.

CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS VS COLORADO BUFFALOES BETTING PICK

The Pick: California Golden Bears +11

This game will be played at CU Events Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Buffaloes.
  • Even though we have Colorado winning straight-up, we like California at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Golden Bears Win on the Road?

California heads into this game as 11-point underdogs, and they have a record of 7-11 as the underdog this season. They are also 3-8 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -5.7 points per game.

Over their last 10 road games, the Golden Bears are 3-7, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three.

As the underdog, California has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 12-5-1. They have also been profitable for bettors in their last 10 games as the underdog, going 7-2-1. On the road, the Golden Bears have an ATS mark of 7-4 this year and they have gone 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for California games is 17-11. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 151. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 149 points.

The California offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Oregon. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.3% and connected on 7 threes. The California offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 25.6 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 34% of their looks from outside this season.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, California is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 75.8 points per game (262nd). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, California’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.4% this season.

Does Colorado Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Colorado has been dominant at home this season, going 15-1 with an average scoring margin of +17.6 points per game. They have won nine of their last ten games at home and are coming off an 89-65 win over Utah.

Overall, the Buffaloes are 18-9, including a 9-7 record in Pac-12 play. They have been favored in 22 of their 27 games this season, going 17-5 as the favorite.

Against the spread, Colorado has gone 12-14-1 this season, including a mark of 10-5-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buffaloes have a record of 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Colorado is just 1-2 ATS.

Colorado’s over/under record for the season sits at 17-10 and over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 151. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 155 points. On average this season, their games have finished with 3.6 more points than the over/under line.

In their latest game, Colorado offense put up 89 points against Utah. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 54.2% and made 10 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Buffaloes offense has been good from outside, hitting 39% of their three-pointers on an average of 17.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 49%.

At this time, the Buffaloes’ defense is positioned 183rd in the country, permitting 72.4 points per game. Colorado’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Utah offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 65 points.