Oregon State vs. California Pick
Will California pick up a needed win at home by a large margin when it faces Oregon State tonight at 10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, California is heavily favored at home, as the Golden Bears are getting odds of -18 points against Oregon State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 125.5 points. California owns a 69-58 win at Oregon State already this season. The Bears have won three straight in this series.
Cal has lost three straight to drop to 18-9 on the season and 9-6 in the Pac-12. The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last five games to move to 12-15 against the spread on the season. Cal is averaging 69.4 points per game on offense while allowing 62.9 points per contest. Jabari Bird is averaging 15.1 points per game to lead the team while Ivan Rabb is adding 14.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per contest.
Oregon State is having a rough year, sitting at 5-24 on the season and 1-15 in the Pac-12. The Beavers have covered the spread in four straight games despite the losing and are now 12-15 against the spread on the season. Oregon State is averaging 63.2 points per game on offense while allowing 72.8 on defense. When on the road, the Beavers are allowing 80.7 per game. Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 16.4 points per game to lead the team while Drew Eubanks is adding 14.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per contest.
Though Cal has lost three straight, two came against Oregon and Stanford. The Bears are still a team playing pretty well over the last handful of weeks. While Oregon State has covered in four straight, their performances on the road still are somewhat lacking. Their defensive effort away from home will lend its way to a lot of points for the Bears.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: CALIFORNIA -18