Utah vs Cal: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 16, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 16, 2021

The California Golden Bears (6-8) visit the Utah Utes (5-5) after losing five road games in a row. The Utes are heavy favorites by 11.5 points in the matchup, which tips at 10:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 135 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 16, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Utah Betting Information

  • With a mark of 4-6, the Utes have a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Utes are 1-2 against the spread this season when they are at least a 11.5-point favorite.
  • Utah and its opponents have hit the over in 6 of 10 games this season (60%).
  • In their last game, the Utes got a team-high 22 points from Timmy Allen on the way to a 79-65 victory over Stanford on Thursday. They covered the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 144 points to go over the 138 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Utah Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Timmy Allen 10 16.2 5.8 3.2 1.4 0.2 0.4
Alfonso Plummer 10 13.5 3.0 1.0 1.1 0.1 2.3
Mikael Jantunen 9 9.9 4.8 1.1 0.9 0.1 0.7
Pelle Larsson 10 7.6 2.5 2.5 0.4 0.3 0.8
Branden Carlson 10 7.0 3.7 0.7 0.4 1.9 0.1

Cal Betting Information

  • Cal holds a losing record ATS this season, covering five times and failing to cover seven times.
  • When playing as at least a 11.5-point underdog, the Golden Bears frequently come up short with only a 0-1 record against the spread.
  • Three of the Golden Bears 12 games (25%) this season have failed to covered the point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Cal Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Matt Bradley 9 17.8 4.7 1.8 0.6 0.1 1.6
Ryan Betley 14 10.8 3.9 1.6 0.6 0.3 2.3
Makale Foreman 14 10.5 1.9 2.2 0.6 0.0 2.4
Andre Kelly 14 10.4 5.8 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.0
Grant Anticevich 10 8.9 4.9 1.5 0.4 0.7 0.9

Total Facts

  • Utah’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (135 points) in 60% of opportunities (six out of 10 matchups).
  • In Cal’s games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup total in nine out of 14 matchups (64.3%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 137.7 points per game, 2.7 points more than the over/under of 135 for this game.
  • This game’s total is one fewer point than the 136 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Utes have seen a 135.1 over/under in their games this season, 0.1 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 3.6 points separates the average total points bet in Golden Bears games (138.6 points) and this contest’s over/under (135 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Utah Cal -1.5 128.5 -124 +100 Regular Season 86-79 CAL
2/8/2020 N/A Utah N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 60-45 UTAH

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