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Arizona Wildcats vs. California Golden Bears
NCAAB Basketball: Saturday January 12th 2019 10:30 PM EST TIME
The last game on scheduled for the NCAAB games on Saturday January 12th as the Arizona Wildcats will head west to take on the California Golden Bears. The Bears are looking for a statement upset win on Saturday.
Another Wildcat Victory
The Arizona Wildcats are looking to take that Pac-12 conference crown and have the momentum and record to do it as they come into this game with a 12-4 record with being perfect in Pac-12 play this season. In their most recent game, the Wildcats were able to keep their dominant streak against the Stanford Cardinal alive as they would win 75-70 which would be there 18th straight win against them. The last time the Cardinal took a win against the Wildcats was back in 2009. With that huge win on the road, now the Wildcats hold an impressive 51-31 overall record in Pac-12 road games with Sean Miller as their head coach. Can he continue that on Saturday?
— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) January 11, 2019
The Wildcats are now 3-0 in Pac-12 play which is the second straight season this has happened. In the huge win against Stanford, the Wildcats were led by sophomore guard Brandon Randolph who finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. Randolph is one of the best players in the league as he has scored in double figures in all of Arizona’s games this season.
Another Bear Down
The California Golden Bears are looking for some type of momentum on the season as they are faced with yet another tough Pac-12 game. The California Bears were unable to keep up in their recent game against the Arizona State Sun Devils as they fell by the final score of 80-66. It was a dreadful game for the Bears as they yet again showed that they cannot hang for the whole game. Arizona State went on a 19-5 run to take control late in the game and it was a loss cause for the Bears after that. In the loss, it was Freshman Matt Bradley who led the way with a career-high 19 points.
Matt Bradley finished the night with a career-high 19 points 💪 pic.twitter.com/nq6bcEmkCc
— Cal Basketball (@CalMBBall) January 10, 2019
Adding onto the loss, was fellow guard Darius McNeil who finished the day with
16 points. With that loss, now the Golden Bears enter this game with having a 5-10 record with being winless in Pac-12 conference play now. The Bears do have some momentum at home as they have won all of their games at home this season. Could this be number six?
- Golden Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Golden Bears are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Golden Bears are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Golden Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pacific-12.
- Wildcats are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Wildcats are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Arizona Wildcats are on a roll right now as they are taking control of this Pac-12 conference. Expect another strong start from the Wildcats as they look to continue their winning ways against a weak Golden Bears team. The Road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings
Full-Game Total Pick
The California Golden Bears tend to allow a lot of points at home as the Over as hit in every but two games at home for the Bears. With how talented the Wildcats are with Randolph, I expect this game to hit the Over. The Over is 5-1 in Golden Bears last 6 overall as well as 5-1 in Golden Bears last 6 games following a ATS loss.