Drake Bulldogs face California Golden Bears: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Drake Bulldogs vs California Golden Bears Odds
The California Golden Bears will try to cover the spread at Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Drake Bulldogs in NCAA basketball action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Anaheim Convention Center).
The Golden Bears are 3-0 so far on the season, and 1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 1-1 and 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen California go 1-0 and the Bulldogs go 0-0 on the totals.
The Bulldogs were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 26 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 178 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 89-87 victory for the Golden Bears.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits California's No. 75-ranked offense, averaging 76.3 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 305 at 75.5 PPG. The Golden Bears field goal percentage has averaged 49.1% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 52.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drake owns the country's No. 321-rated mark, allowing 85 points per game on the highway. California, on the other hand, rates No. 119 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Drake, they were an 85-79 loser as they battled Detroit on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. Drake suffered an 85-79 loss against Detroit on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jordan Clarke in a losing effort at Calihan Hall.
Last time out for California, they were a 72-61 winner as they battled Denver on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. California got 20 points from Allen Crabbe en route to a 72-61 victory over Denver on Friday at Magness Arena.
Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 2-0
After a loss are 6-4
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Denver are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Bulldogs at Golden Bears trends to consider:
California is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Drake at Nevada, Friday, November 30
California at Wisconsin, Sunday, December 2