Oregon State Beavers vs. California Golden Bears - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (12-4) at Oregon State Beavers (10-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The California Golden Bears will travel to play the Oregon State Beavers in a Pac-12 Conference game on Saturday.
The Oregon State Beavers are 10-3 (1-1) and are coming off of a loss against Stanford by a score of 78-72. Oregon State trailed by 13 points at halftime and wasn’t able to complete the comeback in the second half. Gary Payton II had 22 points and 9 rebounds for Oregon State. Drew Eubanks added 13 points and 4 rebounds for the Beavers. Oregon State was out rebounded by a total of 46-29 and had 15 assists in their defeat. Oregon State is averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 66.6 points per game. Oregon State is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Gary Payton II is averaging 16.8 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game, while Tres Tinkle is averaging 11.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game. Oregon State is shooting 68.9% on free throws, 38.3% on three-pointers, and 45.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The California Golden Bears are 12-4 (2-1) and are coming off of a loss to Oregon by a score of 68-65. Cal was tied at halftime and this was very back and forth game, only to come up short in the end. Jaylen Brown had 20 points and 9 rebounds for Cal. Ivan Rabb added 17 points and 8 rebounds for the Golden Bears. Cal out rebounded their opponent by a total of 38-35 and had 6 assists in their defeat. Cal is averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 64.6 points per game. Cal is also averaging 41.5 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 15.3 points per game and 4.5 assists per game, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.6 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game. Cal is shooting 66.8% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointers, and 47.3% on all field goal attempts.
Cal is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games. Cal is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The under is 7-1 in Cal’s last 8 games. Oregon State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Oregon State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The over is 5-1 in Oregon State’s last 6 games.
The Pac-12 has been an interesting conference this season, as everybody is beating up on each other early on. Both of these teams are scoring around 75 points per game, while giving up around 65 points per game. Cal has the rebounding advantage and is the better shooting team. I like Cal here.