Tigers open as college hoops underdog vs Golden Bears
Pacific Tigers vs California Golden Bears Odds
The California Golden Bears will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Pacific Tigers at Anaheim Convention Center on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.
The game is being played at Anaheim Convention Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Golden Bears currently sports a 5-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-2 ATS. The Tigers are 3-2 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Bears produce a 1-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 2-0 against the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting Pacific before tip-off in this one found them as 7-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Bears sit at No. 26 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 290 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Bears will win this game 78-76.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits California's No. 95-ranked offense, averaging 74 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 90 at 61.2 PPG. The Golden Bears field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.4% per game.
Defensively, Pacific features the nation's No. 134-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.3 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Pacific, they were a 76-66 winner as they battled St. Mary's on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Pacific earned a 76-66 victory over St. Mary's on Friday, getting 18 points from Lorenzo McCloud at Anaheim Convention Center.
California was a 68-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia Tech. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Golden Bears got 17 points from Justin Cobbs as California ran past Georgia Tech 68-57 on Friday at Anaheim Convention Center.
Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing St. Mary's are 3-1
After a win are 3-7
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Tigers at Golden Bears trends to consider:
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pacific at Gonzaga, Saturday, December 1
California at Wisconsin, Sunday, December 2