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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bruins over Golden Bears

California Golden BearsUCLA Bruins
14-5January 26, 2014, 08:00 | Pauley Pavilion15-4



The visiting California Golden Bears hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Pauley Pavilion against the UCLA Bruins.

UCLA battles the Golden Bears, currently sitting with a 14-5 mark (10-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-9-1 for the Bruins and 8-10 for the Golden Bears.

View California Golden Bears vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

The Golden Bears were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Bruins - Golden Bears odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UCLA is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while California is at No. 26.

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Last time out for California, they were a 77-69 loser as they battled USC on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. California got 22 points from Justin Cobbs but lost anyway, 77-69, to USC on Wednesday at Galen Center.

In their last action, UCLA was a 91-74 winner at home against Stanford. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Bruins got 22 points from Tony Parker as UCLA ran past Stanford 91-74 on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UCLA's No. 6-ranked scoring average of 84.74 PPG, against a Golden Bears defense rated No. 82 and allowing 67.58 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 50.3% to date this season, more than the Golden Bears shooters have managed so far (47.01% per game).

A few Golden Bears at Bruins trends to consider:
California is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
California is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 5 games
California is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
UCLA is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
UCLA is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
California home to Arizona State, Wednesday, January 29th
UCLA at Oregon, Thursday, January 30th

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