Oregon State at California: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Oregon State at California: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

California Golden Bears (8-17) vs Oregon State Beavers (11-11)

Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)

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The Oregon State Beavers will travel to Haas Pavilion to take on the California Golden Bears this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The Oregon State Beavers dropped to 11-11 on the season after being defeated by the Utah Utes, 61-57, this past Saturday. Oregon State struggled on the offensive end against the Colorado defense and could not fight back after the Buffaloes took a 55-45 lead with 4:19 left in regulation. Oregon State shot 36.2% from the field and 27.3% from beyond the arc while Colorado shot 44.2% from the field and 22.2% from beyond the arc. Oregon State was outrebounded by Colorado by a 34-30 margin and committed 13 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Beavers was Ethan Thompson who had 18 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, & 1 block.

On the season, Oregon State is averaging 70.3 ppg on 42.0% shooting from the field. The Beavers are averaging 7.0 three-pointers per game on 34.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State has been led by Ethan Thompson (16.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.3 spg), Jarod Lucas (12.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.0 apg), Warith Alatishe (9.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg, 1.7 bpg), & Zach Reichle (7.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.4 apg).

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Defensively, Oregon State is allowing their opponents to average 68.2 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 0.1 and a turnover margin of 1.3.

The California Golden Bears lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 8-17 on the season after being defeated by the Washington Huskies, 62-51, this past Saturday. California had no answers on the road for the Washington defense and could not fight back into the game after the Huskies took a 42-28 lead with 14:06 left in regulation. California shot just 26.7% from the field and 17.6% from beyond the arc while Washington shot 42.9% from the field and 34.8% from beyond the arc. California outrebounded Washington by a 40-38 margin and committed 10 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Bears was Matt Bradley who had 13 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 block.

On the season, California is averaging 65.7 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 32.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, California has been led by Matt Bradley (18.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.5 apg), Andre Kelly (10.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg), Grant Anticevich (9.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.7 apg), & Ryan Betley (8.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.3 apg).

Defensively, California is allowing their opponents to average 70.2 ppg on 46.7% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears have a rebound margin of -1.2 and a turnover margin of -1.0.

The Beavers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The Golden Bears are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

Oregon State is the better team, however, the Beavers have not been great on the road this season as they come into this game with just a 1-6 road record and have also struggled offensively as they rank just 203rd in scoring offense & 274th in FG%. California has also struggled on the offensive end this season, however, this is a team that has played well at home as of late which included an upset victory over Colorado, and as I think the Golden Bears will be able to have success defensively slowing down Ethan Thompson and the Beavers offense, I think the play here is to take the home team and the point. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick California Golden Bears +1

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