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California Golden Bears home to UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA Basketball betting action

UC Irvine AnteatersCalifornia Golden Bears
5-3December 02, 2013, 10:30 | Haas Pavilion5-2

UC Irvine travels to California on Monday, hoping to boost its 5-3 record with a victory over the Golden Bears.

The Anteaters will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 4-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Bears are 3-3 ATS. UC Irvine is 2-5 on the totals; California is 2-4.

View UC Irvine Anteaters vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, California sat as -10-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 98-rated Golden Bears and the No. 66-ranked Anteaters, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for California, they were an 82-64 loser as they battled Dayton on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. California got 31 points from Justin Cobbs en route to an 82-64 loss at the hands of California on Wednesday at Lahaina Civic Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features California's No. 128-ranked scoring average of 75.57 PPG, against a Anteaters defense rated No. 159 and allowing 72 PPG. The Golden Bears FG% has averaged 45.71% to date this season, less than the Anteaters shooters have managed so far (51.23% per game).

Next up:
UC Irvine home to Pepperdine, Saturday, December 7th
California at Santa Barbara, Friday, December 6th