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California Golden Bears home to Furman Paladins in NCAA Basketball betting action

Furman PaladinsCalifornia Golden Bears
5-6December 28, 2013, 06:00 | Haas Pavilion8-4

The California Golden Bears will be trying to slam the Furman Paladins on Saturday when the teams tip off at Haas Pavilion in college betting action.

The Golden Bears are 8-4 so far on the season, and 4-7 ATS vs. the number. The Paladins, meanwhile, are 5-6 and 0-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen California go 3-8 and the Paladins go 0-1 on the totals.

View Furman Paladins vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Golden Bears as -23-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 79 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Paladins, who rate No. 351 in the latest survey.

Furman was an 86-83 winner in its last match at home against Liberty. Stephen Croone poured in a team-high 40 points for Furman on Friday, as they defeated Liberty 86-83 at Timmons Arena.

California was a 68-54 loser in its last match on the road against Creighton. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Bears got 13 points from Justin Cobbs, but it was Creighton that prevailed in a 68-54 final on Sunday at CenturyLink Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Paladins rank No. 228 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.73 per game. That compares with California’s No. 54 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where California is college basketball's No. 153-ranked team at 5.75 per game, while the Paladins rate No. 115 with 6.36 per game.

A few Paladins at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Furman is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
Furman is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
California is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
California is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 6 games
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Furman at UC Davis, Monday, December 30th
California at Stanford, Thursday, January 2nd