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Denver Pioneers vs California Golden Bears Betting Matchup Report

California Golden BearsDenver Pioneers
Nov 16, 8:00 PM | Magness Arena

California Golden Bears vs Denver Pioneers Odds


Denver will look to improve on its 1-1 record on Friday when they host California in NCAA basketball odds action at Magness Arena.

Denver will face the 2-0 Golden Bears, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pioneers are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Bears are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View California vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Denver opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Pioneers, most recently No. 187 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Bears, who rate No. 26 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-71 victory for the Golden Bears.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Denver's No. 330-rated squad against California's No. 59-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 61 in the country with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 143 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, California owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 210 in scoring at home.

In their last action, California was a 79-62 winner at home against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Bears used a 33-point performance from Allen Crabbe to help California smack Pepperdine 79-62 on Tuesday at Haas Pavilion.

In their last action, Denver was a 68-51 winner at home against Texas A&M C.C.. Denver earned a 68-51 victory over Texas A&M C.C. on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Chris Udofia at Magness Arena.

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Pepperdine are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado State are 5-5
After playing Texas A&M C.C. are 2-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Golden Bears at Pioneers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 6 games on the road
California is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
California home to Drake, Thursday, November 22
Denver home to Colorado State, Wednesday, November 21