California Golden Bears visit Utah Utes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
California Golden Bears vs Utah Utes Odds
The Utah Utes hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the California Golden Bears pay a visit to Huntsman Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Utes sit at 9-9 (11-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Bears are currently 10-7 (5-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Utah is 6-6 OU, and California is 5-9 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Utes - Golden Bears odds would favor the Utes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Utah is rated No. 45 in the current Odds Shark poll, while California is at No. 57. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-68 win for the Utes.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Utah's No. 95-rated squad against California's No. 32-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 187 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 343 nationally with 3.4 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, California owns the country's No. 195-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 226 in scoring at home.
In their last action, California was a 69-59 loser on the road against Stanford. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. California suffered a 69-59 loss against Stanford on Saturday, getting 14 points from David Kravish in a losing effort at Maples Pavilion.
Utah won its last outing, a 74-65 result against Washington on January 19. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. Brandon Taylor scored 19 points leading the Utes to a 74-65 victory over Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday.
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-0
After playing Stanford are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Stanford are 1-2
After playing Washington are 1-2
After a win are 3-7
A few Golden Bears at Utes trends to consider:
California is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
California is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Utah is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Utah is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
California at Colorado, Sunday, January 27
Utah home to Stanford, Sunday, January 27