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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - underdogs vs at California

UCLA BruinsCalifornia Golden Bears
20-5February 19, 2014, 10:30 | Haas Pavilion17-8

Haas Pavilion will host California Golden Bears vs. UCLA Bruins action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Golden Bears sit at 17-8 (12-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bruins are currently 20-5 (16-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? California is 11-13 OU, and UCLA is 10-13-1 OU.

View UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Golden Bears as 0-point on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 122 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bruins, who rate No. 11 in the latest survey.

UCLA was an 80-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Utah. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. UCLA earned an 80-66 victory over Utah on Saturday, getting 24 points from Jordan Adams at Pauley Pavilion.

California was a 72-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Washington. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. California earned a 72-59 victory over Washington on Saturday, getting 20 points from Tyrone Wallace at Alaska Airlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 70 nationally ranked offense (74.92 points per game) against a Bruins defense that sits as the No. 140 at 70.12 PPG. The Golden Bears have been averaging 45.98% from the field, less than the Bruins have managed so far this season (49.44% on average).

Next up:
UCLA at Stanford, Saturday, February 22nd
California at USC, Sunday, February 23rd