Oregon vs. California - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oregon vs. California - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

California (13-16) at Oregon (22-7)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)

The Line: Oregon -16.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cal Golden Bears (13-16, CONF 7-9) and Oregon Ducks (22-7, CONF 11-5) face off in a Pac 12 showdown at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon has won the last six games played between the two teams including a win earlier this season 77-72. 

Cal has had their fair share of struggles this season, but coming into this game they have won two games in a row, and both games they were both underdogs. In the last game against Utah, it took overtime, but Cal came out with a 86-79 victory. 

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Away from home this season Cal only has one win and the offense has let them down big time, averaging only 54.7 points per game. Guard Matt Bradley is the star of the offense averaging 17.9 points while shooting 44.5 percent from the floor.

Oregon is having a nice season but the last month they haven’t been as dominant the last month. Coming into this game the Ducks have won four of the last five games and seven of the last ten games. 

At home this season Oregon has a perfect 15-0 record and the offense has been the difference averaging 81.2 points. The defense has also been good for Oregon giving up only 63.8 points per game. 

Oregon is led by guard Payton Pritchard who is averaging 20.2 points per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field.

Oregon’s second leading scorer Chris Durate is questionable for this game with a broken finger and if he can’t go, that is a big blow.

Cal is 2-8 against the spread in their last ten road games. Oregon is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games played on Thursday. Cal is 9-1 against the spread in their last ten games played in Oregon. 

The road team is 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 meetings between Cal and Oregon. 

Oregon is the better team, but Cal has looked good in the last two games and they are going to put up quite the fight. Look for Oregon to win this game, but Cal will do plenty to cover the spread.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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