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California favored by 6.5 against Oregon State on Thursday

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Jan 31, 10:00 PM | Haas Pavilion

Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Oregon State when they take on the California Golden Bears on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

California will face the 11-9 Beavers, who own a 7-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Bears are 6-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Beavers are 5-9 favoring the OVER.

View Oregon State vs California Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Golden Bears in this one found them listed as 6.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Beavers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 76-ranked Golden Bears and the No. 83-rated Beavers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-72 win for the Beavers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 154 nationally ranked offense (68.5 points per game) against a Beavers defense that sits as the No. 247 at 69.6 PPG. The Golden Bears have been averaging 44.2% from the field, less than the Beavers have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, Oregon State features the nation's No. 223-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 194 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oregon State was a 71-68 loser at home against Washington State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Oregon State got 17 points from Ahmad Starks but lost anyway, 71-68, to Washington State on Saturday at Gill Coliseum.

Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Stanford are 4-6
After playing Washington State are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Oregon are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 5-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Beavers at Golden Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon State's last 6 games when playing on the road against California
Oregon State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Oregon State is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against California
California is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Oregon State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 5 games
California is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oregon State
California is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Oregon State at Stanford, Sunday, February 3
California home to Oregon, Saturday, February 2