Simpson leads Colorado against Cal after 31-point outing

Colorado Buffaloes (9-5, 1-2 Pac-12) at California Golden Bears (1-13, 0-3 Pac-12)

Berkeley, California; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cal -10.5; over/under is 130

BOTTOM LINE: Colorado takes on the California Golden Bears after KJ Simpson scored 31 points in Colorado’s 73-70 victory against the Stanford Cardinal.

The Golden Bears have gone 1-8 in home games. Cal averages 12.8 turnovers per game and is 1- when it wins the turnover battle.

The Buffaloes are 1-2 in conference play. Colorado averages 13.1 turnovers per game and is 4-1 when committing fewer turnovers than opponents.

The Golden Bears and Buffaloes match up Saturday for the first time in Pac-12 play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Devin Askew is averaging 16.1 points for the Golden Bears. Lars Thiemann is averaging 12.0 points over the last 10 games for Cal.

Simpson is scoring 18.2 points per game and averaging 4.5 rebounds for the Buffaloes. Tristan da Silva is averaging 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Colorado.

LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Bears: 1-9, averaging 56.5 points, 28.0 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 4.3 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 39.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 64.4 points per game.

Buffaloes: 7-3, averaging 76.9 points, 33.8 rebounds, 14.1 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.8 points.

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