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Wildcats vs Golden Bears College Hoops Game Preview

Weber State WildcatsCalifornia Golden Bears
Dec 16, 10:30 PM | Haas Pavilion

Weber State Wildcats vs California Golden Bears Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the California Golden Bears try to run the Wildcats off the court at Haas Pavilion in college hoops action.

This season, the Golden Bears are 8-2 overall and 6-2 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 6-2 and 2-4-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, California boasts a 1-6-1 on the OU, and Weber State is 6-1.

View Weber State vs California Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Golden Bears as 16.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Bears, most recently No. 64 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 166 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 86-78 victory for the Golden Bears.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 49 in NCAA Division 1 with 39 per game. That compares with California’s No. 95 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where California is college basketball's No. 234-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 28 with 8.6 per game.

Defensively, Weber State features the nation's No. 330-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.3 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 107 nationally in scoring at home.

Weber State won its last outing, an 84-66 result against Southern Utah on December 10. They covered in that game as a 12-point favorite. Southern Utah was victimized by Damian Lillard for 31 points as the Wildcats defeated the Thunderbirds 84-66 in college hoops action on Saturday.

In their last action, California was a 73-46 winner at home against Jackson State. The Golden Bears blew out Jackson State on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 73-46 win at Haas Pavilion.

Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Southern Utah are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Santa Barbara are 1-1
After playing Jackson State are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Wildcats at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Weber State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Weber State is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Weber State home to Mayville State, Monday, December 19
California home to Santa Barbara, Monday, December 19