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UCLA Bruins Open as College Basketball Underdog vs California Golden Bears

The California Golden Bears will look to improve on a 19-8 record on Thursday when they host the UCLA Bruins in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Haas Pavilion.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The California Golden Bears were listed as -7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UCLA Bruins have watched them go 15-12 and 11-16 ATS on the college basketball season, while the California Golden Bears are at 19-8 and 15-12 ATS. In totals betting, the California Golden Bears are 13-14, while the UCLA Bruins have a 16-11 mark.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the California Golden Bears at No. 34 and the UCLA Bruins at No. 160 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and UCLA is ranked No. 21 in NCAA basketball at 40.33 per game. Contrast that with California's No. 36 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, California is the No. 143-ranked team in the country at 6.93 per game, while UCLA rates No. 187 at 6.3 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Bruins and Buffaloes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Colorado was handed a 77-53 defeat on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion.

California earned a 80-62 victory over Washington State on Sunday, getting 17 points from Tyrone Wallace at Friel Court.

Betting Trends
  • UCLA is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games
  • UCLA is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 19 of UCLA's last 25 games on the road
  • California is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 6 games
  • California is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UCLA at Stanford, Saturday, February 27th
California at USC, Sunday, February 28th