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Jan 14, 10:30 PM | Haas Pavilion

Utah Utes vs California Golden Bears Odds


The Utah Utes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Bears in California at Haas Pavilion on Saturday in college basketball action.

This season, the Golden Bears are 14-4 overall and 10-6 ATS ATS, while the Utes are 4-12 and 6-8-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, California boasts a 4-11-1 on the OU, and Utah is 7-8.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 24.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 344-rated Utah taking on the No. 55-rated Golden Bears in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-51 win for the Golden Bears on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits California's No. 109-ranked offense, averaging 71.9 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 270 at 71.5 PPG. The Golden Bears field goal percentage has averaged 48.1% so far, more than the Utes marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, Utah features the nation's No. 291-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.6 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

Utah was a 68-65 loser in its last match on the road against Stanford. They covered the 22.5-point spread as underdogs. Utah got 21 points from Chris Hines but lost anyway, 68-65, to Stanford on Thursday at Maples Pavilion.

Last time out for California, they were a 57-50 winner as they battled Colorado at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. The Golden Bears grabbed a 57-50 win over the Buffaloes on Thursday, behind a 14-point effort from Harper Kamp at Haas Pavilion.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-0
After playing Stanford are 0-1
After a loss are 2-8

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 4-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Utes at Golden Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Utah's last 13 games on the road
Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 5 games at home
California is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Utah home to Arizona, Thursday, January 19
California at Washington, Thursday, January 19