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California Golden Bears Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Virginia Cavaliers

California Golden Bears will go to the free throw line vs Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 9-2 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Virginia sat as -12.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

California Golden Bears vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The California Golden Bears will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Tuesday; they are 4-7 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Virginia Cavaliers are 5-3 ATS. California Golden Bears are 5-6 on betting the total; Virginia Cavaliers are 5-3.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 11 (Virginia) and the No. 29 (California) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 96 nationally ranked offense (77.3 points per game) against a California Golden Bears defense that sits as the No. 56 at 65.36 PPG. The Virginia Cavaliers have been averaging 51.42% from the field, more than the Golden Bears have managed so far this season (46.81% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Bears blew out Coppin State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 84-51 win at Haas Pavilion.

The Cavaliers got 22 points from Anthony Gill as Virginia ran past Villanova 86-75 on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Betting Trends
  • California is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 5 games
  • California is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

California home to Davidson, Monday, December 28th
Virginia at Oakland, Wednesday, December 30th