California vs. Oregon State - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (15-8) at California Golden Bears (16-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -9 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The California Golden Bears and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Saturday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The California Golden Bears are 16-8 this season and they are coming off of back-to-back wins. Cal is averaging 74.7 points per game and they are shooting 47 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Jaylen Brown leads the Bears averaging 15.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 15.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, Jordan Mathews is averaging 13.1 points, and, and Ivan Rabb is averaging 12.5 points and 8.3 rebounds. Cal is 15-0 at home and 6-5 in the Pac-12.
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The Oregon State Beavers are 15-8 this season and they have won their last three games. Oregon State is averaging 70.8 points per game and they are shooting 43.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Gary Payton II leads the Beavers averaging 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. Tres Tinkle is averaging 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 9.9 points, and Drew Eubanks is averaging 7.4 points. Oregon State is 3-4 on the road and 6-6 in the Pac-12.
Cal is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, 6-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 7-1 against the spread following a win. Oregon State is 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 road games and 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two teams.
I see Cal winning here but this is way too many points.