Utah Utes vs California Golden Bears Odds
California looks to cover the Golden Bears-Utes pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 20-10 mark when they host Utah in college basketball wagering action.
This game is part of the Pac 12 Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
California battles the Utes, currently sitting with a 14-17 mark (19-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-18 for the Golden Bears and 13-12 for the Utes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 54 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Utes, who rate No. 129 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-66 victory for the Golden Bears.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits California's No. 170-ranked offense, averaging 67.5 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 87 at 63 PPG. The Golden Bears field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Utes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah owns the country's No. 121-rated mark, allowing 67.4 points per game on the highway. California, on the other hand, rates No. 191 in scoring at home.
Utah was a 69-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against USC. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Utah earned a 69-66 victory over USC on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Jarred DuBois at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In their last action, California was an 83-70 loser at home against Stanford. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. California got 24 points from Allen Crabbe but lost anyway, 83-70, to Stanford on Wednesday at Haas Pavilion.