Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Golden Bears vs Utes CBB Odds
Looking for California Golden Bears vs. Utah Utes NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Golden Bears taking on the Utes on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
(20-11) California Golden Bears vs. Utah Utes (20-10)
2017 NCAA Basketball – PAC 12
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Utes -1.5
CBB Betting Total: 132
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Cal got all they could handle from Oregon State on Wednesday.
They survived and will now clash with Utah in the 2nd round of the Pac 12 Tournament Thursday evening.
California Golden Bears
California really limped into the Pac 12 Tournament.
The Golden Bears lost 5 of their last 6 games and got everything they could handle against the weak Beavers from Oregon State on Wednesday afternoon.
Still, Cal managed to hit some big free throws down the stretch and survive, leading them to here. Despite being 20-11, limping into the conference tournament was not a nice look for their resume. A win here would go a long way in solidifying themselves.
California leans on their defense, which is tops in the Pac 12. Cal allows just 62.4 points per game, but offensively things have been tough for them.
To be successful here, they’ll have to turn their solid defense into some easy transition points the other way. Getting easy buckets and really putting some pressure on Utah, especially early, is a must.
Utah has rattled off 3 straight wins, but things are going to be interesting leading up to tip off here.
The Utes could be without two key players, making life very tough for them.
Devon Daniels continues to serve a suspension and his situation is going to be reevaluated at game time. Along with him, David Collette is also a game time decision as he continues to battle a concussion.
Utah will look to Kyle Kuzma, especially if Danies and Collette are sidelined.
Kuzma nearly averaged a double double with 16 points and 9.6 rebounds this season. Look for them to play through him throughout the night, making sure he gets touches on every possession.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Golden Bears are 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 games following a ATS loss.
- Golden Bears are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Golden Bears are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games.
- Utes are 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win.
- Utes are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Utes are 17-8-2 ATS in their last 27 vs. Pacific-12.
Free California Golden Bears vs. Utah Utes NCAAB Prediction:
The Utes having two key players in question makes things a little different here.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Utes -1.5!
Assuming they both play, the Utes should be able to handle Cal.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Utah 76- Cal 67
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