Oregon vs Cal: Pac 12 Betting Pick
The Oregon Ducks have lost 10 straight games against the California Golden Bears as those Pac-12 teams prepare to hit the hardwood together in college hoops betting action on Thursday.
Oregon is 0-10 SU and 3-7 ATS over its past 10 games against California, with the Golden Bears beating the Ducks 58-54 as a 1.5-point home favorite when they last met on February 2. That game turned out to be an UNDER result at the sportsbooks.
The Golden Bears will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-12-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Ducks are 10-13-1 ATS. California is 8-14 on the totals; Oregon is 7-13.
Bettors looking to go with the Ducks in this one found them listed as 6-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu at Bovada. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Bears was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 40-ranked Ducks and the No. 71-rated Golden Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-71 win for the Ducks on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Oregon's No. 36-rated squad against California's No. 82-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Oregon rates No. 274 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 336 nationally with 4.1 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, California owns the country's No. 177-rated mark, allowing 69.7 points per game on the highway. Oregon, on the other hand, rates No. 114 in scoring at home.
Last time out for California, they were a 76-68 winner as they battled USC at home. They earned a push in the match as an 8-point favorite. Allen Crabbe scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading California over USC, 76-68, on Sunday at Haas Pavilion.
Oregon won its last outing, a 79-77 result against Washington State on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Oregon got 25 points from E.J. Singler en route to a 79-77 victory over Washington State on Saturday at Friel Court.
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Oregon State are 8-2
After playing USC are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Stanford are 3-7
After playing Washington State are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
A few Golden Bears at Ducks trends to consider:
California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oregon
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oregon
California is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Oregon is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon's last 5 games when playing at home against California
Oregon is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oregon's last 14 games
California at Oregon State, Saturday, February 23
Oregon home to Stanford, Saturday, February 23