Check out our free Oregon State vs California pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Berkeley. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Oregon State vs California Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 22nd Betting Odds

Beavers vs Golden Bears Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Oregon State Beavers at California Golden Bears
  • Where: Berkeley at Haas Pavilion
  • Date: Sunday, January 22nd
  • Betting Odds: Oregon State +3.5, OREGST +142 | CAH -177 O/U 125.0

Beavers Preview:

Oregon State will take the floor against the Golden Bears with an overall record of 7-12. On the road, the Beavers will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 0-9. So far, the Beavers have been the underdog 11 times, going 1-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

Oregon State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Pope who is averaging 12.0 points per game for the Beavers. Pope is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Beavers’ offensive game plan is the play of Glenn Taylor Jr. who has hit 45.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.58 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon State this season, as they are currently ranked 296th in college basketball at 68.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Beavers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.9%, placing them 371st in the NCAA.

Golden Bears Preview:

California will take the floor against the Beavers with an overall record of 3-16. Currently, the Golden Bears have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 3-10. The Golden Bears’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, California has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 1-5.

Lars Thiemann comes into today’s game as the Golden Bears’ leading scorer at 11.0 points per contest. Not only has Thiemann been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is California’s top rebounder at 6.21 boards per contest. Thiemann will need take on an even larger role in today’s matchup, as Devin Askew will not be taking the floor vs Oregon State. For the season, he is second on the team in scoring at 16.08 with a field goal percentage of 39.3%.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for California this season, as they are currently ranked 418th in college basketball at 63.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Bears’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 424th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Oregon State Beavers +3.5

In this matchup, between the Oregon State Beavers and California Golden Bears, we recommend getting a bet down on Oregon State to cover the spread as road dogs. Our analysis points to the Beavers’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +3.5. Look for California’s offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 338th in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have California as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with Oregon State on the road.

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