Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Beavers and Golden Bears. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on PACN, and it’s hosted by the Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Pac-12 conference contest is set at 138.5 points, with California being favored by -9.5 at home against Oregon State.

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.

Can the Beavers Offense Score Enough in Berkeley?

Oregon State will be playing their 27th game of the season when they take on California. So far this season, they have a record of 11-15. In their last ten road games, which includes last year, Oregon State has yet to secure a victory. As of today’s game, Oregon State has a 13-13 record against the spread this season. In their last five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

In 26 games, Oregon State comes in with an over/under mark of 16-10-0, with their games averaging 139.9 points per game. The Beavers have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 126 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Oregon State offense ended with 58 points against Oregon. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.8% and made 2 threes. Offensively, the Beavers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 254th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 351st in terms of percentage and 324th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Oregon State defense is giving up an average of 71.9 points per contest. Oregon State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Oregon to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.

Can the Golden Bears Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

California, who has a record of 11-15, is about to play their 27th game of the year. The Golden Bears have played all of their games on the road this season. Up to this point, California has been solid in terms of the spread, sitting at 13-11-2. In their previous five games, they have a 3-1-1 record vs. the spread.

California comes in with an over/under record of 16-10-0 through 26 games, with their games averaging a combined 151.2 points per game so far. In the Golden Bears’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 147 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.

California is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 82 points vs. Washington. This figure is more than their season average of 74.8 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jaylon Tyson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 20.3. Fardaws Aimaq also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.7.

Looking at the California defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 76.3 points per game (275th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. Oregon State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.7%.