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California Golden Bears vs Creighton Bluejays Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Creighton BluejaysCalifornia Golden Bears
Dec 15, 11:00 PM | Haas Pavilion

Creighton Bluejays vs California Golden Bears Odds

9-1TEAM RECORD6-2

Haas Pavilion will host California Golden Bears vs. Creighton Bluejays action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

California battles the Bluejays, currently sitting with a 9-1 mark (7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-2 for the Golden Bears and 2-4 for the Bluejays.

View Creighton vs California Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 75 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bluejays, who rate No. 19 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 89-76 victory for the Bluejays.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits California's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 72.4 PPG, against a Bluejays defense that ranks No. 81 at 61 PPG. The Golden Bears field goal percentage has averaged 48.1% so far, less than the Bluejays marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Creighton owns the country's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 58 points per game on the highway. California, on the other hand, rates No. 137 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Creighton, they were a 77-61 winner as they battled Akron at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. The Bluejays used a 30-point performance from Doug McDermott to help Creighton smack Akron 77-61 on Sunday at CenturyLink Center.

California was a 76-75 loser in its last match at home against UNLV. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. California suffered a 76-75 loss against UNLV on Sunday, getting 18 points from Allen Crabbe in a losing effort at Haas Pavilion.

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Tulsa are 4-1
After playing Akron are 0-2
After a win are 8-2

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Santa Barbara are 2-1
After playing UNLV are 3-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bluejays at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Creighton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
California is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
California is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Creighton home to Tulsa, Wednesday, December 19
California home to Santa Barbara, Tuesday, December 18