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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Sun Devils over Golden Bears

California Golden BearsArizona State Sun Devils
Feb 7, 9:30 PM | Wells Fargo Arena

California Golden Bears vs Arizona State Sun Devils Odds


The Arizona State Sun Devils will hit the floor running against the visiting California Golden Bears Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Sun Devils sit at 17-5 (11-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Bears are currently 13-8 (7-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Arizona State is 5-9 OU, and California is 6-12 OU.

View California vs Arizona State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Sun Devils installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sun Devils at No. 70 and the Golden Bears at No. 72 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-71 result in favor of the Sun Devils.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona State has the nation's No. 46-rated offensive output, at 73.6 PPG. The visiting Golden Bears defense ranks No. 155 allowing on average 65.3 PPG. The Sun Devils FG% has averaged 46.6% so far, more than the Golden Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, California features the nation's No. 188-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. Arizona State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 108 nationally in scoring at home.

California was a 58-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oregon. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Allen Crabbe scored 13 points leading the Golden Bears to a 58-54 victory over Oregon at Haas Pavilion on Saturday.

Last time out for Arizona State, they were a 96-92 loser as they battled Washington on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. Arizona State got 32 points from Jahii Carson en route to a 96-92 loss at the hands of Arizona State on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Oregon are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Stanford are 7-3
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Golden Bears at Sun Devils trends to consider:
California is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Arizona State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of California's last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona State
California is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
California is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Arizona State is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona State's last 9 games
Arizona State is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
California at Arizona, Sunday, February 10
Arizona State home to Stanford, Saturday, February 9