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Utah Utes Favored by -4.5 Point Spread Against the California Golden Bears on Wednesday

The Utah Utes will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Wednesday when they play host to the California Golden Bears at Jon M. Huntsman Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Utah Utes betting line opened as -4.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

California Golden Bears vs Utah Utes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the California Golden Bears have watched them go 14-6 and 10-10 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Utah Utes are at 15-5 and 8-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Utah Utes are 11-8, while the California Golden Bears have a 10-10 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Utah Utes rated this week at No. 119 and the California Golden Bears sitting at No. 51.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Utah has the nation's No. 53-rated offensive output, at 78.75 PPG. The visiting California Golden Bears defense ranks No. 48 allowing on average 66.5 PPG. The Utes FG% has averaged 48.11% so far, more than the Utah Golden Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.34% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

California earned a 74-73 victory over Arizona on Saturday, getting 28 points from Jordan Mathews at Haas Pavilion.

Jakob Poeltl scored 29 points and helped out with 29 rebounds for Utah on Sunday, leading the Utes to a 80-75 victory over Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Next Betting Matchups

California at Colorado, Sunday, January 31st
Utah at Stanford, Saturday, January 30th