Oregon State vs. Cal Prediction
Not nearly getting the respect it deserves ahead of tonight's 11:30PM ET tip-off, Oregon State will look to pull off the upset versus California.
The Beavers opened as a 5.5-point underdog for tonight's Pac-12 tournament matchup but the line has been bet up a full point and now the Golden Bears are -6.5 according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 138 points.
Oregon State split its meetings with Cal this season, winning 77-71 at home on January 9 before losing 83-71 in Berkeley on February 13. The Beavers have been trustworthy at the betting window lately, covering in seven of their last 10 games, which all came against Pac-12 opponents. Cal, meanwhile, has struggled at neutral sites, covering just once in its last five attempts.
Even though Gary Payton II had a quiet night with 10 points and nine rebounds in the win last night over Arizona State, the two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year should be on point tonight. For a game that could go either way, look for Oregon State to cover the 6.5.
PAC-12 TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: OREGON STATE BEAVERS +6.5