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Oregon vs. California - 2/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

California at Oregon
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 9:30 PM (EST)
Matthew Knight Arena
Eugene, OR
The Line
Oregon Ducks -15.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5
TV Channel
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The California Golden Bears will travel to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Oregon Ducks this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The California Golden Bears lost their 10th straight game and dropped to 5-16 (0-9 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Stanford Cardinal, 84-81, this past Sunday. California was able to keep the game close despite their troubles slowing down Stanford’s KZ Okpala, however, the Golden Bears couldn’t pick up their first conference win of the season as Paris Austin’s three-point attempt to force OT came up short with :10 seconds left in regulation. California allowed Stanford to shoot 57.1% from the field and was outrebounded by the Cardinal by a 30-21 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Bears was Justice Sueing who had 23 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, California is averaging 70.4 ppg on 43.6% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears are averaging 6.6 three-pointers per games on 35.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, California has been led by Justice Sueing (14.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 spg), Paris Austin (12.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.2 spg), Darius McNeill (11.4 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.5 spg), Matt Bradley (10.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.7 apg).

Defensively, California is allowing their opponents to average 79.5 ppg on 50.4% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears have a rebound margin of -7.0 and a turnover margin of 2.1.

The Oregon Ducks had their 2-game winning streak and dropped to 13-9 (4-5 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Colorado Buffaloes, 73-51, this past Saturday night. Oregon came out flat on both ends of the court against the Buffaloes and couldn’t fight back in the game after Colorado took a 40-17 halftime lead. Oregon shot just 31.0% from the field and 16.0% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Ducks was Louis King who had 12 points, 8 rebounds, and a block.

On the season, Oregon is averaging 70.9 ppg on 44.3% shooting from the field. The Ducks are averaging 7.4 three-pointers per game on 33.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oregon has been led by Louis King (11.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.1 apg), Payton Pritchard (11.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.6 spg), Paul White (10.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Victor Bailey Jr. (8.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.0 apg).

Defensively, Oregon is holding their opponents to an average of 65.1 ppg on 41.4% shooting from the field. The Ducks have a rebound margin of 0.7 and a turnover margin of 2.4.

The Golden bears are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and just 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record, however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games.

California is still searching for their 1st Pac-12 win of the season, however, it’s going to be hard for the Golden Bears to due so as they have one of the worst defenses in the country as they come into this game ranked just 333rd in scoring defense, 351st in defensive FG%, and 346th in rebound margin.

Oregon has won 4 of their last 7 games and although their offense can struggle to put up points as the Ducks rank just 242nd in scoring offense & 194th in FG%, Oregon has been solid defensively as they currently rank 32nd in scoring defense & 71st in defensive FG%.

Oregon disappointed me on the road agianst the Buffaloes, however, there is no better team in the Pac-12 to play when you need a bounce back win than the California Golden Bears. California has yet to win away from home this season (0-6 Away; 0-3 Neutral Court) and as I just don’t see their offense being able to put up many points at Matthew Knight arena, I’m taking Oregon to cover this large home spread.

Oregon Ducks -15.5

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