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California Golden Bears home to Nevada Wolf Pack in NCAA Basketball betting action

Nevada Wolf PackCalifornia Golden Bears
4-5December 10, 2013, 11:00 | Haas Pavilion6-3

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between California and Nevada on Tuesday, with the host Golden Bears trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Golden Bears are 6-3 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Wolf Pack, meanwhile, are 4-5 and 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen California go 2-6 and the Wolf Pack go 6-2 on the totals.

View Nevada Wolf Pack vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Bears installed as -15.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 52 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolf Pack, who rate No. 184 in the latest survey.

Nevada was an 87-81 winner in its last match on the road against UC Davis. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Jerry Evans, Jr. scored 25 points for Nevada on Saturday, leading the Wolf Pack to an 87-81 win over UC Davis at UC Davis Pavilion.

California lost its last outing, a 72-65 result against Santa Barbara on December 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. California suffered a 72-65 loss against Santa Barbara on Friday, getting 22 points from Jordan Mathews in a losing effort at Thunderdome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits California's No. 143-ranked offense, averaging 74.11 PPG, against a Wolf Pack defense that ranks No. 236 at 79.44 PPG. The Golden Bears field goal percentage has averaged 44.38% so far, more than the Wolf Pack marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.87% per game.

A few Wolf Pack at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Nevada is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Nevada is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
Nevada is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
California is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of California's last 8 games
California is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Nevada home to Nebraska Omaha, Saturday, December 14th
California at Fresno State, Saturday, December 14th