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California vs Oregon State Basketball Picks 2-22-24

Oregon State Beavers (11-15) vs. California Golden Bears (11-15)
February 22, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: California Golden Bears -7.5; Over/Under: +137
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The Oregon State Beavers and the Cal Golden Bears meet in college basketball action from Haas Pavilion on Thursday night. Who comes out ahead in this Pac-12 tilt? Let’s dive in and find out with our Oregon State vs. Cal Prediction.

Oregon State Team Preview

The Oregon State Beavers come into this one looking to snap a six-game losing streak after a 60-58 loss to Oregon last time out. Jordan Pope leads the Beavers in scoring and assists with 16.8 PPG along with 3.4 APG in addition to 2.4 RPG while Tyler Bilodeau has 13.5 PPG with 5.5 RPG and Dexter Akanno also has 10.2 PPG with 2.8 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Oregon State up to this point in the year. Michael Rataj has 8.1 PPG with a team-high 6.1 RPG to lead the Beavers on the glass this season. As a team, Oregon State is averaging 68 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 31.7% from three and 72.4% from the foul line this season.

Cal Team Preview

The Cal Golden Bears come into this one looking to build on an 82-80 win over Washington last time out. Jaylon Tyson leads the Golden Bears in scoring and assists with 20.3 PPG and 3.3 APG in addition to 7.1 RPG while Fardaws Aimaq has 14.7 PPG with a team-high 11.2 RPG to lead Cal on the glass this season, averaging a double-double per game. Jalen Cone has 13.3 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Cal so far this season. As a team, Cal is averaging 74.8 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field, 34% from three and 72.5% from the foul line this season.

Oregon State vs. Cal Prediction

I’m on Cal here. The Beavers haven’t shown an ability to keep things close on the road and time and time again they’ve found a way to disappoint in conference play. Cal is a team that’s headed in the right direction, and I think this is a great opportunity for them to pick up a big win and cover at home and I’m going to ride with it. Give me the Golden Bears.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Cal -7.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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