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Oregon vs California Basketball Picks 1-13-24

California Golden Bears (6-10) vs. Oregon Ducks (12-3)
January 13, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oregon Ducks -8.5 ; Over/Under: 148.5
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The California Golden Bears and Oregon Ducks face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Matthew Knight Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free California vs Oregon prediction.

Can California Build on Last Two Games?

California is playing really well heading into this game and they have won two games in a row. Two games ago against UCLA they were able to beat 66-57 and in the last game against Colorado, they were able to secure the 82-78. Jaylon Tyson was the top player in the last game putting up 30 points, five rebounds, and two assists. California on the season is averaging 75.5 points while their defense is giving up 76.4 points per game. The defense is ranked 301st and they are going to need the defense to be good here. Jaylon Tyson is averaging 20.7 points while shooting 51.4 percent from the field.

Oregon Has Won Five Straight Games

Oregon comes into this game having won five straight games, and they have a ton of confidence heading into this game. In the last game against Washington State, Oregon scored 89 points and they ended up winning five points. Brennan Rigsby has been the top player for Oregon putting up 18 points. Oregon on the season is averaging 78.7 points while their defense is giving up 71.4 points per game. The defense at times has been inconsistent. Jermaine Couisnard is averaging 13.6 points while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. 

California vs Oregon Betting Prediction

California was competitive in the last game and they are going to find success here. California on the season is averaging 75.5 points per game and the Oregon defense hasn’t been exactly elite. Cal is going to have no issue running up the score and that is going to be the difference here as they are going to get the job done. California’s offense is going to allow them to cover the spread here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Cal +8.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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