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Arizona favored by -4.5 against California on Saturday

Arizona Wildcats California Golden Bears
21-0 February 01, 2014, 10:30 | Haas Pavilion 14-7



The California Golden Bears hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Arizona Wildcats pay a visit to Haas Pavilion on the college basketball betting menu.

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Bears are 10-10 ATS. Arizona is 5-15 on the totals; California is 9-11.

View Arizona Wildcats vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Bears installed as 4.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 45 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 3 in the latest survey.

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Arizona was a 60-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Stanford. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 60-57 win over the Cardinal on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Nick Johnson at Maples Pavilion.

California was an 89-78 loser in its last match at home against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Golden Bears got 21 points from Justin Cobbs, but it was Arizona State that prevailed in an 89-78 final on Wednesday at Haas Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 68 nationally ranked offense (75.81 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 4 at 56.67 PPG. The Golden Bears have been averaging 46.41% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (48.06% on average).

A few Wildcats at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
Arizona is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
California is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
California is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of California's last 7 games
California is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home


Next up:
Arizona home to Oregon, Thursday, February 6th
California at Stanford, Wednesday, February 5th