Oregon State vs. California - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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California Golden Bears (13-17) at Oregon State Beavers (16-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -9 -- Over/Under: 134
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The California Golden Bears will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The California Golden Bears had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 13-17 (7-10 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the 13th ranked Oregon Ducks, 90-56, this past Thursday night. California has no answers defensively against Oregon and couldn’t fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 46-20 margin. California shot just 35.7% from the field while allowing Oregon to shoot 59.6% from the field and 70.6% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Golden Bears was Matt Bradley who had 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and a steal.
On the season, California is averaging 63.5 ppg on 42.1% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears are averaging 5.1 three-pointers per game on 34.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, California has been led by Matt Bradley (17.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.6 apg), Kareem South (8.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Grant Anticevich (8.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apg).
Defensively, California is allowing their opponents to average 69.5 ppg on 43.3% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears have a rebound margin of -0.8 and a turnover margin of -1.0.
The Oregon State Beavers snapped their 4-game losing streak and improved to 16-13 (6-11 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Stanford Cardinal, 68-65, this past Thursday. Oregon State led by a 59-51 margin with 7:06 left in regulation and was able to hand on late for the victory after a game-tying three-point attempt by Stanford’s Isaac White came up short as time expired. Oregon State shot 43.8% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Beavers was Tres Tinkle who had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.
On the season, Oregon State is averaging 71.1 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Beavers are averaging 5.9 three-pointers per game on 32.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State has been led by Tres Tinkle (18.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.8 spg), Ethan Thompson (15.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.3 spg), and Kylor Kelley (10.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.5 bpg).
Defensively, Oregon State is allowing their opponents to average 68.0 ppg on 43.1% shooting from the field. The Beavers have a rebound margin of -0.4 and a turnover margin of 0.4.
The Golden Bears are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games, however, just 2-8 ATS on the road this season. Oregon State is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played in March and 10-5 ATS at home on the season.
California comes into this game ranked T-329th in scoring offense, 260th in FG%, and T-180th in scoring defense.
Oregon State comes into this match-up ranked 177th in scoring offense, 69th in FG%, and 139th in scoring defense.
California has exceeded expectations this season which included a recent upset win at home against Colorado, however, the Golden Bears have really struggled on the road this season, posting just a 1-9 overall record while losing their last 5 road games by an average of 19.6 ppg. Oregon State has been impressive both straight up & agianst the spread at home this season and as I expect a strong performance on senior day by Tres Tinkle and the Beavers, I’m taking Oregon State to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!