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Oregon State vs. California - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
California at Oregon State
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 5:30 PM (EST)
Location
Gill Coliseum
Corvallis, OR
The Line
Oregon State Beavers -15 -- Over/Under: 147
TV Channel
Pac-12 Networks - Bay Area, Oregon, & National Feeds
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The California Golden Bears will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The California Golden Bears lost their 11th straight game and dropped to 5-17 (0-10 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Oregon Ducks, 73-62, this past Wednesday. California struggled offensively in the 1st half against the Ducks defense on the road and couldn’t fight back after they trailed by a 32-21 margin at halftime. California shot just 39.2% from the field and was outrebounded by a 33-23 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Bears was Paris Austin who had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals.

On the season, California is averaging 70.0 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears are averaging 6.5 three-pointers per game on 34.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, California has been led by Justice Sueing (14.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.4 spg), Paris Austin (12.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.3 spg), Darius McNeill (11.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.4 spg), and Matt Bradley (10.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.7 apg).

Defensively, California is allowing their opponents to average 79.2 ppg on 50.6% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears have a rebound margin of -7.1 and a turnover margin of 2.3.

The Oregon State Beavers had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 14-8 (6-4 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Stanford Cardinal, 83-60, this past Thursday. Oregon State struggled on both ends of the court against the Cardinal and couldn’t fight back after the Beavers went into halftime trailing by a 48-35 margin. Oregon State allowed Stanford to shoot 53.8% from the field while the Beavers shot just 38.3% from the field and 8.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Beavers was Tres Tinkle who had 16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, Oregon State is averaging 74.0 ppg on 46.6% shooting from the field. The Beavers are averaging 6.6 three-pointers per game on 32.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon State has been led by Tres Tinkle (20.5 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.7 spg), Stephen Thompson Jr. (15.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg), Ethan Thompson Jr. (13.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.1 spg), and Kylor Kelley (7.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.6 bpg).

Defensively, Oregon State is allowing their opponents to average 69.5 ppg on 41.9% shooting from the field. The Beavers have a rebound margin of 4.0 and a turnover margin of -1.0.

The Golden Bears are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Beavers are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

California continues to search for their first Pac-12 win of the season and has really struggled on both ends of the court this season as they Beavers currently rank just 259th in scoring offense, 332nd in scoring defense, and 351st in defensive FG%.

Oregon State has won 3 of their last 5 games and has been solid on both ends of the court this season as the Beavers rank 78th in FG%, 129th in scoring defense, and 88th in defensive FG%.

Oregon State has a disappointing showing against Stanford, especially two quality wins on the road at Colorado & Utah, however, this is still a very good Beavers team that can beat you on both sides of the court. California has really struggled this season on the road as they are 0-10 away from home this season, however, they did just cover in a tough game at Oregon and as I think they’ll get some decent production from Justice Sueing & Paris Austin, I’m going to take the Bears and the large amount of points. Good Luck!

Pick:
California Golden Bears +15

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