Cal vs. Oregon State - 3/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (17-11) at California Golden Bears (16-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -3 -- Over/Under: 117 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The California Golden Bears and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Sunday at Haas Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Cal Golden Bears are 16-12 this season but they have lost their last three games. Cal is averaging 66.3 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Bears averaging 17.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 14.1 points, David Kravish is averaging 11.1 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Jabari Bird is averaging 10.3 points. Cal is 10-7 at home and 6-9 in the Pac-12.
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The Oregon State Beavers are 17-11 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Oregon State is averaging 60.6 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37.8 percent. Gary Payton II leads eh Beavers averaging 13.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. Victor Robbins is averaging 10.3 points, Malcolm Duvivier is averaging 9.9 points, and Langston Morris-Walker is averaging 9.7 points. Oregon State is 2-8 on the road and 8-8 in the Pac-12.
Cal is 7-18-1 against the spread following a loss, 8-21 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games. Oregon State is 2-5 against the spread following a loss, 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
At 117 the total here looks to be too low and my free pick is going to be o the Over. I also have a stronger pick on who will cover the spread and I will pos that in the Premium Area as well as the app.