California Golden Bears vs. Oregon Ducks - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (20-4) at California Golden Bears (15-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks will travel to play the California Golden Bears in a PAC-12 game on Thursday.
The California Golden Bears 15-8 (5-5) and are coming off of a win against Stanford by a score of 76-61. California has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 7th in the PAC-12 standings. California does have conference wins against Arizona and Utah. California is averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 66.7 points per game. California is also averaging 39.4 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is averaging 15.8 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for California. Jordan Mathews is averaging 13.4 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game. California is shooting 66.7% on free throws, 36.1% on three-pointers, and 46.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Oregon Ducks are 20-4 (9-2) and are coming off of a win against Utah by a score of 76-66. Oregon has won 6 games in a row and is currently 1st in the PAC-12 standings. Oregon defeated California by a score of 68-65 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Oregon is averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 67.4 points per game. Oregon is also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Dillon Brooks is averaging 16.9 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Oregon. Elgin Cook is averaging 13.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Ducks. Oregon is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 34.3% on three-pointers, and 46.9% on all field goal attempts.
Oregon is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Oregon is 23-8 ATS in their last 31 games. The under is 9-4 in Oregon’s last 13 conference games. California is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. California is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The over is 5-2 in California’s last 7 games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Oregon is coming into this game playing great basketball. California has struggled more than I thought they would this season, but will be at home in this game. California has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. With the way that Oregon has been playing, I am picking them here.