Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears 2-17-22

Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears 2/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears 2/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Colorado Buffaloes (16-9) are on their way to face-off with the California Golden Bears (11-15) in the Pac-12 Conference at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 9:30 PM ET.

 

Colorado heads to Berkeley on Thursday night to duel with California riding on a three-game winning streak and raising their overall standing to 16-9 this season. The Buffaloes ended a three-game losing skid after winning three consecutive matches over Oregon State, Utah, and the Oregon State Beavers at 90-64 in a rematch on Tuesday.

 

Colorado is in 7th place at 8-7 in the Pac-12 Conference with a 16-9 overall standing and a 3-4 road record on the year. In their second meeting with Oregon State, the Buffaloes played efficiently with 44 points at halftime and 46 in the second half while allowing the Beavers to earn 64 total points in their 26-point blowout win.

 

Forward Jabari Walker sparked the offense for Colorado with 24 points and 15 rebounds while Forward Tristan da Silva added 15 points and 4 assists for the Buffaloes.

 

Colorado outmatched Oregon State in overall shooting at 50.0% to 44.4%, dominated the three-point region with 47.6% efficiency, and shot 81.8% from the foul line. The Buffaloes out-rebounded the Beavers with 45 to 25 total rebounds and distributed a total of 20 assists in the contest.

 

The defense for Colorado blocked 3 attempted shots with 5 steals but lost the leather in 13 turnovers and committed 11 personal fouls in the contest.  

 

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Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Predictions 2/17/2022

 

The California Golden Bears will make a homestand on Thursday evening versus Colorado after winning their last two outings but ended up with a 2-8 run in their last ten and dropped to 11-15 this season.

 

The Golden Bears stopped a 10-game losing skid with a victory over the Oregon State Beavers and just recently the Oregon Ducks at 78-64 on February 12. California occupied 10th place at 4-11 in the Pac-12 Conference with an overall standing at 11-15 and a home record of 9-6 this season.

 

The Golden Bears’ defense held the scoring of the Ducks to just 22 points while gaining 38 at the break on the way to their 14-point triumph last game. Guard Jordan Shepherd nailed the lone double-digit scoring of California at 33 with a team-high 7 rebounds and 3 assists in the winning effort.  

 

The Golden Bears converted 26 of 50 (52%) overall shooting, connected 6 of 17 (35.3%) shot attempts from the long-range, and made 20 of 24 (83.3%) tries from the free-throw line. California grabbed 36 total rebounds with 4 coming from the offensive side of the court and dished out a total of 5 assists in the match.

 

The Golden Bears’ defense denied one attempted shot while stealing the ball 7 times but committed 17 turnovers and 20 personal fouls.                

 

Colorado Buffaloes vs. California Golden Bears. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Colorado -1.5. Both teams will try to extend their winning streak in coming to this match-up on Thursday night.

 

The Buffaloes will be depending on their strong offense that averages 70.3 PPG and tough defense that can hold their opponents to just 66.6 PPG while the Golden Bears scored 64.7 PPG but gave up 66.1 PPG this season. Prediction: Colorado will win at 68-63.    

 

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Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears 2/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 9:30 PM ET

 

Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA

 

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022

 

TV: PAC Network

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Colorado Buffaloes -1.5  

 

NCAAB Totals: 130

 

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