Oregon vs. California - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (12-3) at Oregon Ducks (11-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -3 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Wednesday in a Pac-12 college basketball match up.
The Oregon Ducks are 11-3 this season and are coming off of a lopsided loss at Oregon State in their Pac-12 opener. Oregon is averaging 75.5 points per game and they are shooting 47.2 percent from the field while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Dillon Brooks leads the Ducks averaging 16 points and 6.4 assists per game. Tyler Dorsey is averaging 14.6 points, Elgin Cook is averaging 13.5 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Chris Boucher is averaging 11.9 points and 8.6 rebounds. Oregon appears to be good enough to be a NCAA Tournament team once again this season.
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The California Golden Bears are 12-3 this season and have won their last three games. Cal is averaging 76.8 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 36.9 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 15.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds, Jordan Mathews is averaging 13.7 points, and Ivan Rabb is averaging 12.4 points and 8.7 rebounds. Cal is loaded with top tier NBA quality talent.
Oregon is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a losing road record, 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 home games, and 15-6 against the spread in their last 21 games. Cal is 4-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 4-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
I just like the way that Cal is playing right now so getting points with the Bears I have to take them.