Oregon vs. California - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oregon vs. California - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

California Golden Bears (13-16) at Oregon Ducks (22-7)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)

The Line: Oregon Ducks -16.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5

TV: ESPN2

The California Golden Bears and Oregon Ducks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Matthew Knight Arena.

The California Golden Bears look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The California Golden Bears are averaging 63.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Matt Bradley is averaging 17.7 points and 5.2 rebounds while Kareem South is averaging 9.2 points and 1.3 assists. Grant Anticevich is dishing 1.2 assists and Paris Austin is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The California Golden Bears are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The California Golden Bears are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game. The California Golden Bears have lost five of their last six road games.

The Oregon Ducks look for a win after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 75.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Payton Pritchard is averaging 19.8 points and 4.3 rebounds while Chris Duarte is averaging 13.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Will Richardson is dishing 2.6 assists and Anthony Mathis is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks haven’t lost a home game yet this season.

The road team is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

This is a lot of points to lay, but the California Golden Bears lose on the road by an average of 15.1 points while shooting just 35.2 percent from the field and 26.7 percent from three. The Oregon Ducks win at home by an average of 17.4 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 42.8 percent from deep. Cal is 2-7 against the spread on the road, while Oregon is 10-5 against the spread at home. It's Oregon in a home beatdown or pass.

Randy’s Pick Oregon Ducks -16.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.