Colorado Buffaloes vs. California Golden Bears 1/14/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 14, 2021

The California Golden Bears (6-7) are heavy underdogs (-15.5) as they try to break a four-game road slide when they take on the Colorado Buffaloes (9-3) on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at CU Events Center. The matchup airs at 2:00 PM ET on PACN. The matchup has an over/under of 135.

Betting Information

Colorado vs Cal Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Colorado -15.5 -110 -110 135 -110 -110 -2000 971

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Total Facts

  • The Buffaloes and their opponents have combined to score more than 135 points in 50% of their games this season (six of 12 opportunities).
  • Cal has played in eight games this season (out of 13 total matchups — 61.5% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 135 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 8.6 more points per game (143.6) than this game’s over/under of 135 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.9 fewer points per game (131.1) than this matchup’s total of 135 points.
  • The Buffaloes average point total in outings this season is 137, two points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Golden Bears this season is 2.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Buffaloes average 74.8 points per game, 5.9 more points than the 68.9 the Golden Bears allow.
  • When Colorado totals more than 68.9 points, it is 8-1 overall and 7-0-1 against the spread.
  • Cal is 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall when allowing more than 74.8 points.
  • The Golden Bears put up an average of 68.8 points per game, 6.6 more points than the 62.2 the Buffaloes give up.
  • In games when it scores more than 62.2 points, Cal is 4-0 against the spread and 5-3 overall.
  • Colorado has a 2-1 record overall and an ATS record of 2-1 in games when its opponents put up more than 68.8 points.
  • The Buffaloes have totaled 150 more points than their opponents this season (12.6 per game on average), while the Golden Bears have been out-scored by one total points (0.1 per game average differential).

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Colorado Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Buffaloes have covered eight times in 12 contests.
  • The Buffaloes have posted a winning record of 2-0 against the spread when the spread is -15.5 or higher.
  • Colorado has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 4 times in 12 contests (33.3%).

Cal Betting Information

  • Cal has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 5-6 ATS.
  • Cal and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 8 of 11 (72.7%).

Head to Head

Colorado vs Cal (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/27/2020 Colorado -8.5 128 -441 +327 Regular Season 76-62 CAL
2/6/2020 Colorado -16.5 130.5 -2442 +1054 Regular Season 71-65 COL

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Colorado Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Buffaloes is McKinley Wright IV, who scores 15.4 points and distributes 5.2 assists per game.
  • Jeriah Horne is Colorado’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 5.9 boards in each contest while scoring 10.7 points per game.
  • Horne leads the Buffaloes in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Colorado leader in both steals and blocks is Dallas Walton, who averages 1.0 steal and 0.9 rejections per game.

Cal Leaders

  • Matt Bradley is at the top of the Golden Bears scoring leaderboard with 17.8 points per game. He also grabs 4.7 rebounds and racks up 1.8 assists per game.
  • The Golden Bears’ leader in rebounds is Andre Kelly with 5.9 per matchup, and their leader in assists is Joel Brown with 3.8 per game.
  • Makale Foreman provides the bulk of the Golden Bears’ three-point shooting production. He hits 2.3 threes per game to pace the squad.
  • Brown (1.8 steals per game) and Grant Anticevich (0.7 blocks per game) pace the Golden Bears in steals and blocks, respectively.
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