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Nov 26, 5:00 PM | Haas Pavilion

Denver Pioneers vs California Golden Bears Odds


Haas Pavilion features an NCAAB clash between the host California Golden Bears and the visiting Denver Pioneers in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Golden Bears are 4-1 so far on the season, and 3-2 ATS vs. the number. The Pioneers, meanwhile, are 4-0 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen California go 0-4-1 and the Pioneers go 1-2 on the totals.

View Denver vs California Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pioneers listed as 14-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Bears at No. 339 and the Pioneers at No. 210 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-72 result in favor of the Golden Bears.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and California has the nation's No. 148-rated offensive output, at 70.6 PPG. The visiting Pioneers defense ranks No. 33 allowing on average 57.2 PPG. The Golden Bears FG% has averaged 46.5% so far, less than the Pioneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Denver owns the country's No. 46-rated mark, allowing 58 points per game on the highway. California, on the other hand, rates No. 135 in scoring at home.

Denver was a 70-58 winner in its last match at home against St. Mary's. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. The Pioneers got 17 points from Rob Lewis as Denver ran past St. Mary's 70-58 on Wednesday at Magness Arena.

California lost its last outing, a 92-53 result against Missouri on November 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The battle between the Tigers and Golden Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as California was handed a 92-53 defeat on Tuesday at Sprint Center.

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Utah State are 0-1
After playing St. Mary's are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Missouri are 2-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pioneers at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Denver is 1-6 SU in its last 7 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
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Denver at Utah State, Wednesday, November 30
California home to McNeese State, Monday, November 28