Cal v. Cal State Bakersfield College Basketball Betting Odds and Lines: Golden Bears Are Big Favorites
California men's basketball is a double-digit favorite against Cal State Bakersfield
The California Golden Bears (1-1) face off against the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (1-1) for the fifth all-time meeting this Monday at Haas Pavilion.
California head coach Mark Madsen has a glut of key players in his debut season. The Golden Bears boast the return of senior Devin Askew, sophomore Grant Newell and redshirt junior Jalen Celestine. Celestine scored a career-high 21 points in his first game after missing last season with a knee injury.
Tyson scored 20 points in his debut game against the University of the Pacific last Thursday.
Cal’s three graduate transfers—Fardaws Aimaq, Jalen Cone and Keonte Kennedy—have played 300 collegiate games between the trio and are already making a difference on the court. Aimaq put in a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double against the St. Thomas Tommies in the season opener.
Cal v. Cal State Bakersfield men’s college basketball betting odds: Who is favored to win?
The latest Cal v. Cal State Bakersfield men’s college basketball betting odds range between California -11 and California -11.5 as of Sunday evening, according to the U.S. sportsbook odds aggregator SportsLine.
The California -11.5 line implies the California Golden Bears are about 12-point favorites against the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners.
U.S. sportsbooks offer total score bets between 135.5 and 137.5 points, according to NCAA men’s college basketball odds and lines reviewed by Write for California Sunday evening.
An “over” bet placed on a total of 135.5 points would pay out if the combined score of Cal v. Cal State Bakersfield is 136 points or more. In contrast, an “under” bet wins if the game’s total score is 135 points or fewer.
The California -11.5 line and 135.5-point total imply California will beat Cal State Bakersfield with a scoreline of about 74-62.
Bettors who place “moneyline” bets can win based on the Cal v. Cal State Bakersfield game’s outcome regardless of the winning team’s margin of victory.
Cal v. Cal State Bakersfield moneyline bets range between California -850 at the FanDuel Sportsbook and California -650 at BetMGM as of Sunday evening, according to offered odds and lines reviewed by Write for California. BetMGM offers Cal State Bakersfield moneyline bets at +450, with the FanDuel moneyline set at Cal State Bakersfield +570.
College basketball fans who believe the California Golden Bears will win can bet $650 to win $100 at the most favorable moneyline odds of California -650.
A $100 moneyline bet on Cal State Bakersfield will win $570 at Cal State Bakersfield’s most favorable odds of Cal State Bakersfield +570.
Cal v. Cal State Bakersfield men’s college basketball: What you should know
The California Golden Bears play in the “Power Five” Pac-12 Conference, while the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners compete in the “mid-major” Big West Conference.
The Big West Conference is home to several schools in the Cal State University system, many University of California campuses except UCLA and the flagship UC campus at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Hawaii.
California and Cal State Bakersfield are 0-2 against the spread in the 2023 NCAA men’s college basketball season.
Cal State Bakersfield’s previous two games resulted in an “over” victory for total score bettors, while Cal is 1-1 on the over-or-under.
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