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UNLV RebelsCalifornia Golden Bears
Dec 9, 6:00 PM | Haas Pavilion

UNLV Rebels vs California Golden Bears Odds


The visiting UNLV Rebels hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Haas Pavilion against the California Golden Bears.

This season, the Golden Bears are 6-1 overall and 3-3 ATS ATS, while the Rebels are 6-1 and 3-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, California boasts a 3-2 on the OU, and UNLV is 1-3.

View UNLV vs California Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the California Golden Bears as 1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 108 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rebels, who rate No. 11 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 87-77 victory for the Rebels.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rebels is ranked No. 12 in NCAA hoops at 43.6 per game. Contrast that with California’s No. 52 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, California is the No. 330-ranked team in the country at 3.7 per game, while UNLV rates No. 133 at 6.6 per game.

Defensively, UNLV features the nation's No. 36-rated defense on the road, allowing 60 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UNLV, they were a 68-60 winner as they battled Portland on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 15-point favorite. The Rebels grabbed a 68-60 win over the Pilots on Tuesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Anthony Bennett at Chiles Center.

California was an 81-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. California was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Wisconsin and falling by an 81-56 score at Kohl Center.

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rebels at Golden Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNLV's last 6 games on the road
UNLV is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
California is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
UNLV home to Laverne, Thursday, December 13
California home to Creighton, Saturday, December 15