Planning on watching today's Wildcats and Golden Bears game? Catch the action at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA, as the Golden Bears hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on PACN. In this Pac-12 matchup, the Wildcats are the betting favorite against the Golden Bears. The over/under for the game is 156.5 points.


The Pick: California Golden Bears +14

This game will be played at Haas Pavilion at 10:30 ET on Friday, December 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Golden Bears.
  • Not only will California pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Arizona?

Arizona comes into their game against California with a 9-2 season record. Looking at their last ten road games, Arizona has gone 6-4, dating back to last year. Arizona has a winning ATS record, sitting above .500 at 7-1. In their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

Arizona comes in with an over/under record of 3-5-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 158.5 points per game so far. In the Wildcats' last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 167 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.

Arizona's offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Purdue, finishing the game with a total of 84 points. Their season average is now 92.5 points per game. Caleb Love was the leading scorer for the Wildcats, putting up 29 points. In addition, Keshad Johnson contributed 24 points.

Coming into today's game, the Arizona defense is giving up an average of 65.0 points per contest. Against Purdue in their most recent game, the Arizona defense gave up a total of 92 points while allowing Purdue to hit 53% of their shots.

Can California Lock in a Home Win?

The Golden Bears come into today's game with a 4-7 record, having just lost to Ole Miss (88-78). In their last ten games at home, including those from last year, California has a record of 4-6. At the moment, California has a winning ATS record of 6-4. In terms of ATS, they have gone 3-1 on the road and 3-3 at home this season.

So far, California's games have averaged 153.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 143.3 points. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 163 points per game.

California's offense had a good outing, putting up 78 points against Ole Miss. They achieved a 41.7% field goal percentage and went 8/10 from the free-throw line. Jaylon Tyson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 19.4 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Fardaws Aimaq brings a PPG average of 16.9 into the game.

So far, the Golden Bears' defense is ranked 177th in the country at 72.2 points per contest. Against Ole Miss in their most recent game, the California defense gave up a total of 88 points while allowing Ole Miss to hit 52% of their shots.