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NCAA Basketball Odds: Davidson Wildcats vs California Golden Bears

The California Golden Bears will hit the floor running against the away Davidson Wildcats Monday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The California Golden Bears betting line opened as -7.5-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.

Davidson Wildcats vs California Golden Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The California Golden Bears sport a record of 9-2 and 4-7 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Davidson Wildcats have 8-2 and 2-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6 for the California Golden Bears and 6-3 for the Davidson Wildcats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the California Golden Bears rated this week at No. 48 and the Davidson Wildcats sitting at No. 204.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and California has the nation's No. 114-rated offensive output, at 76.33 PPG. The visiting Davidson Wildcats defense ranks No. 235 allowing on average 79 PPG. The Golden Bears FG% has averaged 46.62% so far, more than the California Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.63% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jack Gibbs went off for 41 points and added 1 rebounds for good measure, leading Davidson to a 81-77 win over Morehead State on Wednesday at Belk Arena.

Jaylen Brown scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Bears to a win (they lost 63-62 to Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Davidson is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Davidson is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Davidson's last 6 games
  • Davidson is 19-6 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • California is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • California is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 6 games
  • California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Davidson at St. Bonaventure, Saturday, January 2nd
California at Colorado, Friday, January 1st