Oregon State Beavers vs. California Golden Bears - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (22-9) vs. Oregon State Beavers (19-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 11:30 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: California Golden Bears -- See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The California Golden Bears will play the Oregon State Beavers in the second round of the PAC-12 Tournament.
The Oregon State Beavers are 19-11 (9-9) and are the #6 seed in the PAC-12 tournament. Oregon State is coming off of a win against Arizona State by a score of 75-66 in their first game of the tournament. Oregon State defeated California at home by a score of 77-71 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Oregon State is averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 69.9 points per game. Oregon State is also averaging 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Gary Payton II is averaging 15.9 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game for Oregon State. Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 10.7 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game for the Beavers. Oregon State is shooting 66.3% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The California Golden Bears are 22-9 (12-6) and are the #3 seed in the PAC-12 tournament. California finished the regular season by winning 8 of their last 9 games and is coming off of a win against Arizona State by a score of 68-65. California defeated Oregon State at home by a score of 83-71. California is averaging 75 points per game while giving up 66.5 points per game. California is also averaging 40.3 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is averaging 15.3 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for California. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 15.2 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for the Golden Bears. California is shooting 65.7% on free throws, 36.9% on three-pointers, and 46.3% on all field goal attempts.
Oregon State got a big win in their last game, as they are fighting to get into the NCAA tournament. California finished the regular season playing very strong and will be looking to make a deep run in the tournament. California is the slightly better offensive and defensive team in this matchup. California will also have the rebounding advantage in this game. I like California to advance here.