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California Golden Bears vs Arizona Wildcats 3/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The number 2 ranked Arizona Wildcats will host a Pac-12 Conference battle against the California Golden Bears on Saturday, March 5 at 5:00 pm ET at McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona. 

 

The Arizona Wildcats lead the Pac-12 with a record of 17-2 and are 27-3 overall.  The California Golden Bears dropped to 5-14, are 10th-place in the conference, and are 12-18 overall.  

 

The California Golden Bears lost at 71-44 against the Arizona State Sun Devils last Thursday.  California had to overcome a 6-point deficit at the half, but put in only 19 points in the second half which led to the loss.  

 

Jalen Celestine was the only player to reach double-digits and scored 11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal.  The Golden Bears shot 30.5%, 23% less than the Sun Devils.  They made 5 of 26 from the three-point mark and made 3 of 5 free throws. 

 

They were edged 34-38 in rebounding but were forced to commit 13 turnovers.  As a team, the Golden Bears are averaging 63.3 ppg which is tied for 388th.  The team makes 35 rebounds per game which is tied for 229th and 10.9 assists per game which is 409th in the league. 

 

Jordan Shepherd leads California with 14.4 ppg and 1.1 steals per game.  Andre Kelly leads in field goal attempts at 60.7%.  Grant Anticevich leads with 6.8 rpg     while Joel Brown leads with 3.3 assists per game.  Jordan Shepherd leads with 1.1 steals and Kuany Kuany leads with 0.5 blocks per game.  

 

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California Golden Bears vs Arizona Wildcats Predictions 3/5/2022

 

The Arizona Wildcats are looking to build from their 81-69 victory over the Stanford Cardinal.  Last Thursday, Arizona had a slow start and needed to overcome a 2-point deficit at the half.  They outscored Stanford by 14 points in the second half to secure the win. 

 

Bennedict Mathurin led in scoring with 24 points.  Christian Koloko had 21 points and 10 rebounds.  The Wildcats were outrebounded, 28-35 but forced Sanford to turnover the ball 17 times.  Arizona was 50.9% in shooting, 3% more than Stanford.  They made 5 of 16 three-pointers and made 22 of 27 free throws. 

 

After 30 games, the Wildcats recorded an average of 84.5 ppg which is top 4, 42 rebounds per game which is top 12, and 20.2 assists per game which is top 2 in NCAA Men’s Basketball. 

 

Bennedict Mathurin leads with an average of 17.4 ppg.  Christian Koloko leads in field goal attempts at 61.2%, 7.2 rpg, and 2.9 blocks per game.  Kerr Kriisa leads with 5 assists while Dalen Terry leads with 1.1 steals per game.  

 

California Golden Bears vs #2 Arizona Wildcats.  The NCAAB pick is the Arizona Wildcats.  The Arizona Wildcats are by far the dominant team here.  Arizona averages 21 more points per game with a field goal percentage of 49.2 vs 42.6 from California. 

 

Arizona will cruise to a home victory on Saturday.  Taking the win at home is the Arizona Wildcats who will cover the spread with a final score going over 83-59.  

 

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California Golden Bears vs Arizona Wildcats 3/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 5:00 P.M. ET

 

Location: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ

 

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

 

TV: PAC 12 Network

 

NCAAB ODDS: Arizona Wildcats -22.0

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 141.0

 

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