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Oregon Ducks vs California Golden Bears Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

California Golden BearsOregon Ducks
10-4January 09, 2014, 11:00 | Matthew Knight Arena13-1

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Matthew Knight Arena Thursday as host Oregon looks to handle the California Golden Bears in NCAA hoops action.

The Ducks are 13-1 so far on the season, and 7-4-2 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Bears, meanwhile, are 10-4 and 6-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oregon go 10-2 and the Golden Bears go 4-9 on the totals.

View California Golden Bears vs Oregon Ducks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Oregon sat as -9-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ducks rated this week at No. 13 and the Golden Bears sitting at No. 77.

In their last action, California was a 69-62 winner on the road against Stanford. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Tyrone Wallace scored 20 points leading the Golden Bears to a 69-62 victory over Stanford at Maples Pavilion on Thursday.

Oregon lost its last outing, a 100-91 result against Colorado on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Ducks endured a 100-91 loss at the hands of the Buffaloes on Sunday, despite a 24-point effort from Mike Moser at Coors Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oregon's No. 1 nationally ranked offense (89.36 points per game) against a Golden Bears defense that sits as the No. 69 at 66.43 PPG. The Ducks have been averaging 49.59% from the field, more than the Golden Bears have managed so far this season (45.61% on average).

A few Golden Bears at Ducks trends to consider:
California is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of California's last 8 games
California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Oregon is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Oregon is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon's last 5 games
Oregon is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
California at Oregon State, Saturday, January 11th
Oregon at Stanford, Sunday, January 12th