Free CBB Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Bears Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Arizona Wildcats taking on the California Bears on Saturday January 23rd at the Haas Pavillion in Berkeley, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Arizona Wildcats (16-3) vs. California Bears (13-6)
Date: Saturday January 23
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Haas Pavillion – Berkeley, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wildcats -3
CBB Betting Total: 143
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The Bears have not lived up to expectations and just suffered an injury blow this week. They need this one.
Arizona might not be an Elite Eight team this season but they are not going to give anything away in the PAC 12.
Arizona is coming off an easy win over Stanford and is looking to run their winning streak up to four game at Cal. A team they have beaten four straight.
Arizona is among the recruiting leaders every year but this year transfers have been critical. Ryan Anderson is leading the team in scoring and Mark Tollefson has been a key contributor as well.
Unfortunately Alonzo Trier is out. The freshman shooter had his best game of the year against USC and now will be out til next month with a hand injury.
Trier is the second leading scorer on the team so this is a blow. His absence creates an opportunity for another first year player, Kadeem Allen.
I am looking forward to Kaleb Tarczewski making it hard for Cal frosh Ivan Rabb down in the post.
The Bears were supposed to take the PAC 12 by storm this season. Blessed with a couple of high level recruits and a nice returning cast they were ranked high in the preseason.
Things have not gone according to plan to say the least with the most recent setback being the injury to Tyrone Wallace, the team’s leading scorer and playmaker.
So far they are 1-0 without him in the lineup but they are just 3-3 in the league and risk falling below .500 in this one. They have shown glimpses of being a good team but that is all.
With Wallace out that puts more pressure on the frosh duo of Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb. I really like Rabb;s game, nothing flashy but efficient in the post. Brown if typical of a lot of touted players, more promise than production.
Wallace’ absence creates an opportunity for forgotten man Jabari Bird. He was once a five star too many moons ago. He needs to pick up his game – his numbers are down from a year ago.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Arizona is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona’s last 13 games when playing on the road against California
- California is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
- California is 7-0-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of California’s last 10 games when playing Arizona
Free CBB Prediction:
Cal is perfect at home in league play. Look for them to defend their turf once again in a close game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: CALIFORNIA +3
Arizona will push the Bears but might not get enough shooting in what should be a physical affair.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: California 71 – Arizona 68
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