Oregon State vs. California - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oregon State vs. California - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

California Golden Bears (13-17) at Oregon State Beavers (16-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm (Gill Coliseum)

The Line: Oregon State Beavers -9 -- Over/Under: 134

TV: PAC12

The California Golden Bears and Oregon State Beavers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Gill Coliseum.

The California Golden Bears need a win after splitting their last six 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 four of their last five road games.

The Oregon State Beavers need a win after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 72.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Tres Tinkle is averaging 18.3 points and 3.5 assists while Ethan Thompson is averaging 15.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Kylor Kelley is the third double-digit scorer and Alfred Hollins is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Oregon State Beavers are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon State Beavers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game. The Oregon State Beavers have split their last six home games.

The home team is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

It's hard to make a case for an Oregon State team that's losing its last five games by an average of 12.2 points and shooting 42.1 percent from the field. However, the Cal Golden Bears lose on the road by an average of 17 points while shooting 35.3 percent from the field, and they're 2-8 against the spread on the road as well. The Oregon State Beavers play their best ball by far at home and are 10-5 against the spread. There's better options on this Saturday card, but I'll eat the chalk if forced to pick this game.

Randy’s Pick Oregon State Beavers -9

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