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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Golden Bears over Utes

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19-9March 05, 2014, 11:00 | Haas Pavilion18-11



The California Golden Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting Utah Utes Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Golden Bears bring a 18-11 record (12-16 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-9 Utes, who are 17-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed California go 13-15 so far and the Utes go 12-10-1.

View Utah Utes vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

The Golden Bears were listed as -3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 296 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Utes, who rate No. 115 in the latest survey.

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In their last action, Utah was a 75-64 winner at home against Colorado. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Utah earned a 75-64 victory over Colorado on Saturday, getting 21 points from Delon Wright at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

In their last action, California was a 78-60 loser on the road against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. California got 15 points from Justin Cobbs but lost anyway, 78-60, to Arizona State on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Utes rank No. 98 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.96 per game. That compares with California’s No. 85 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where California is college basketball's No. 167-ranked team at 5.66 per game, while the Utes rate No. 109 with 6.43 per game.

A few Utes at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Utah is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games
Utah is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
California is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
California is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 6 games at home


Next up:
Utah at Stanford, Saturday, March 8th
California at Colorado, Saturday, March 8th

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