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California Golden Bears home to Buffaloes in NCAAB betting action

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Jan 12, 11:00 PM | Haas Pavilion

Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Buffaloes travelling to California Thursday to take on the Golden Bears on Thursday.

This season, the Golden Bears are 13-4 overall and 10-5 ATS ATS, while the Buffaloes are 11-4 and 7-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, California boasts a 4-10-1 on the OU, and Colorado is 5-6.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Golden Bears as 12.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 55-rated Golden Bears and the No. 30-ranked Buffaloes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-77 result in favor of the Golden Bears.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Buffaloes rank No. 57 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.1 per game. That compares with California’s No. 155 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where California is college basketball's No. 231-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Buffaloes rate No. 134 with 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 136-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 127 nationally in scoring at home.

Colorado was a 71-60 winner in its last match at home against Washington State. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites. The Buffaloes got a terrific 28-point effort from Carlon Brown as Colorado defeated Washington State 71-60 on Saturday at Coors Events Center.

California won its last outing, a 77-60 result against Oregon on January 8. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. California got 26 points and 12 rebounds from Allen Crabbe en route to a 77-60 victory over Oregon on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Stanford are 2-0
After a win are 7-3

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Utah are 1-1
After playing Oregon are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Buffaloes at Golden Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
California is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
California is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Stanford, Saturday, January 14
California home to Utah, Saturday, January 14