Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Ducks and Golden Bears. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on PACN, and it’s hosted by the Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA. Get ready to place your bets! Oregon is favored by -2 in this Pac-12 conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 148.5 points.

OREGON DUCKS VS CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: California Golden Bears +2

This game will be played at Haas Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Bears.
  • Not only will California pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Pressure Builds for Oregon as Away Favorites

As the Oregon Ducks get set to take on the California Golden Bears, they are favored by two points. So far this season, the Ducks have been favored 18 times, going 15-3 in those games.

Oregon enters this game with an overall record of 18-8, including a 10-5 mark in Pac-12 play. Over their last 10 games, the Ducks have gone 5-5 on the road, and they are 6-4 away from home this season.

As the favorite, Oregon has gone 9-9 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ducks have a mark of 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road this year, Oregon is 5-5 ATS and their last three road games vs. the spread have resulted in a 1-2 mark. For the season, the Ducks’ ATS record is 14-11.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Oregon’s games this year (145.9). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total in those games is just 125 points.

In their most recent game, the Ducks’ offense tallied 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.3 points per game. The Oregon offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.4 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

Currently, the Ducks’ defense holds the 165th rank in the nation, allowing 71.7 points per game. So far, the Oregon defense is giving up an average of 7.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.9 times per game (408th).

Will the Golden Bears Win at Haas Pavilion?

California comes into this game as the underdog, as they have a record of 6-11 when not favored this season. They are 12-15 overall and have won two straight games. At home, the Golden Bears are 9-7 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games on their home floor.

Most recently, California defeated Oregon State by a score of 81-73. Through 27 games, they have an average scoring margin of +2.0 at home, compared to -5.7 on the road. Their record against Pac-12 opponents is 8-8, and they are 4-7 in non-conference games.

As the underdog this season, California has a solid 11-5-1 record vs. the spread. At home, the Golden Bears have gone 6-8-2 vs. the spread this year and are 3-5-2 in their last 10 home games.

California’s over/under record this season is 17-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 151.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (146.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

California finished with 81 points in their game against Oregon State. This total surpasses their season-average of 75.1 points per game. In terms of offense, the Golden Bears have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 308th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 172nd in percentage and 46th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Golden Bears’ defense is positioned 274th in the country, permitting 76.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, California’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.8% this season.