Free CBB Hoops Pick: Rainbow Warriors vs Golden Bears Odds
Looking for Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Cal Golden Bears free plays? It’s March Madness Time everyone! CBB betting sees the Rainbow Warriors taking on the Golden Bears on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball tournament matchups all March Madness long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
27-5 (4-0 N) Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Cal Golden Bears 23-10 (1-3 N)
2016 NCAA Tournament – March Madness – Round of 64
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 2:45 PM ET
Venue: Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bears -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 141.5
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Two teams that really pride themselves on the defensive end get set for a 13-4 matchup as the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors take on the California Golden Bears.
These two dominated on the defense end in their respective conferences, leading them to the top tier of the standings during the regular season.
While Hawaii grabbed their conference title, the Golden Bears received an at large.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
Hawaii was one of the best shooting teams in the Big West as they come in winners of all 3 conference tourney games.
The Rainbow Warriors averaged 77.1 points per game on the season and this team has the solid inside out game that works so well in conferences like the Big West.
Inside, Hawaii looks to Stefan Jankovic. At 6-11, Jankovic averages 15.7 points per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds. He was named Big West Player of the Year.
Quincy Smith and Aaron Valdes are two others this team will rely on. Valdes came up clutch in the title game as he put in 14 points, in a game where both offenses were thrown off due to foul troubles. Smith averages 7.7 points per game, but really does step it up defensively with his high pressure.
Cal Golden Bears
Hawaii will have the daunting task of taking on the California defense, which is something not many teams could solve.
California led the Pac-12 in scoring defense as they averaged just 67 points against per game. This team will be in your face with pressure all night long and they aren’t afraid to press at random times, to throw teams off and force turnovers.
The Golden Bears are also kind of hot heading into this one. If you take the giant sample size, the Golden Bears started off just 4-5 in conference play, but rattled off wins in 8 of their last 9 games.
California has been an active participant in the NCAA Tournament, giving them experience. They have gone 20-18 in tourney games.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-3 in HAW last 12 Fri. games.
- CAL are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Under is 6-2 in CAL last 8 vs. Big West.
Free Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Cal Golden Bears CBB Prediction:
The Rainbow Warriors from Hawaii have a chance here. It starts with their outside shooting.
It’s so tough to get inside the paint on California, but that isn’t even Hawaii’s strong point. The difference will be the three point shooting and whether or not they can find their groove.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Hawaii +6.5
The Rainbow Warriors have their chances in this one and it comes down to the wire, with either team getting a big turnover or stop to seal the deal.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: California 78- Hawaii 77
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