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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors California Golden Bears Over Utah Utes

The California Golden Bears will hit the floor running against the away Utah Utes Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The California Golden Bears were listed as -1.5-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.

Utah Utes vs California Golden Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The California Golden Bears sport a record of 15-6 and 8-13 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Utah Utes have 15-6 and 10-8-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-11 for the California Golden Bears and 10-7-2 for the Utah Utes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 77-rated California Golden Bears and the No. 31-ranked Utah Utes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features California's No. 212-ranked scoring average of 69.62 PPG, against a Utah Utes defense rated No. 52 and allowing 67.1 PPG. The California Golden Bears FG% has averaged 43.63% to date this season, less than the Utah Utes shooters have managed so far (51.83% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Utes grabbed a 86-78 win over the Beavers on Saturday, behind a 18-point effort from Kyle Kuzma at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

Ivan Rabb scored 25 points and added 25 rebounds for a double-double, leading California over Stanford, 66-55, on Sunday at Haas Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Utah is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Utah is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • California is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • California is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • California is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at Stanford, Saturday, February 4th
California at Colorado, Sunday, February 5th