Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Beavers versus the Golden Bears? Tip off is at at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on PACN. The game will be played at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA. The odds for this Pac-12 conference game currently have California as the -9.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 138.5 points.

OREGON STATE BEAVERS VS CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oregon State Beavers +9.5

This game will be played at Haas Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE OREGON STATE BEAVERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Golden Bears.
  • Even though we have California winning straight-up, we like Oregon State at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Oregon State?

So far this season, Oregon State has played all of their games on the road and currently have a record of 11-15. Prior to today’s game, Oregon State holds a 13-13 ATS record. In their most recent ten games this season, Oregon State is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 26 games, Oregon State has an over/under record of 16-10-0, with their games averaging 139.9 points per game on average. Looking at the Beavers’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 126 points per game.

Oregon State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 58 points against Oregon. In that game, they made 2/18 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 41.8%. Coming into the game, the Beavers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 18.4 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 14.8 made free-throws.

At this time, the Beavers’ defense is positioned 170th in the country, permitting 71.9 points per game. Against Oregon in their most recent game, the Oregon State defense gave up a total of 60 points while allowing Oregon to hit 41% of their shots.

Can California Lock in a Home Win?

The California Golden Bears, who are set to face Oregon State, currently have a record of 11-15. In games played on the road, the Golden Bears have a record of 3-8, while they have a record of 8-7 in games played at home. California has a positive ATS record, sitting above .500 at 13-11-2. In terms of ATS, the team has gone 7-4 on the road and 6-7-2 at home.

In 26 games, California comes in with an over/under mark of 16-10-0, with their games averaging 151.2 points per game. When assessing the Golden Bears’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the California offense ended with 82 points against Washington. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.5% and made 7 threes. Jaylon Tyson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 20.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Fardaws Aimaq brings a PPG average of 14.7 into the game.

Coming into the game, California will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.3 points per game (275th). 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 35.7% this season.