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Oregon State vs. Cal Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023



A pair of struggling teams meet when the Oregon State Beavers (10-20, 4-15 Pac-12) host the California Golden Bears (3-27, 2-17 Pac-12) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET. The Golden Bears are 7-point underdogs as they look to end a 14-game losing streak against the Beavers, who have lost four straight. The matchup has an over/under set at 123 points.

Oregon State vs. Cal Odds

  • Oregon State odds to win: -311
  • Cal odds to win: +249
  • Spread: Oregon State (-7)
  • Total: 123

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV: Pac-12 Network
  • Where: Corvallis, Oregon
  • Venue: Gill Coliseum

Who Will Win Oregon State vs. Cal?

Oregon State and Cal Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Oregon State has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 7 points or more this season (0-4).

When it has played as at least a 7-point underdog this season, Cal is 11-11 against the spread.

The Beavers and the Golden Bears combine to average 3.6 fewer points per game than the total of 123 set for this matchup.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 14.4 more points per game, 137.4, than this matchup’s over/under of 123 points.

The average over/under Oregon State has had in its matchups this year is 5.3 more points than this particular game’s point total.

The average point total for the Golden Bears this season is 5.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

The Beavers’ ATS record is 14-14-1 this season.

The Golden Bears are 12-18-0 against the spread this year.

Oregon State Stats & Insights

Oregon State is being outscored by 6.1 points per game with a -182 scoring differential overall. It puts up 61.1 points per game (358th in college basketball) and allows 67.2 per contest (94th in college basketball).

Oregon State loses the rebound battle by 3.3 boards on average. it collects 28.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 332nd in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 31.7 per contest.

The Beavers knock down 6.1 three-pointers per game (311th in college basketball), 1.1 fewer than their opponents (7.2). They are shooting 32% from deep (305th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 34%.

Oregon State ranks 346th in college basketball by averaging 84.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 232nd in college basketball, allowing 93.2 points per 100 possessions.

The Beavers are scoring 64.1 points per game this season in home games, which is 7.9 more points than they’re averaging on the road (56.2).

Cal Stats & Insights

Cal is being outscored by 11.9 points per game, with a -357 scoring differential overall. It puts up 58.3 points per game (362nd in college basketball), and gives up 70.2 per outing (184th in college basketball).

Cal pulls down 27.9 rebounds per game (348th in college basketball) while conceding 32.5 per contest to opponents. It is outrebounded by 4.6 boards per game.

Cal hits 4.9 three-pointers per game (353rd in college basketball), 2.2 fewer than its opponents. It is shooting 29.7% from deep (348th in college basketball) and its opponents are shooting 33.1%.

Cal scores 80.9 points per 100 possessions (358th in college basketball), while allowing 97.4 points per 100 possessions (325th in college basketball).

The Golden Bears are scoring more points at home (60.5 per game) than away (55.7).

Oregon State Key Players to Watch

Jordan Pope leads the Beavers in points and assists per game, scoring 12.5 points and distributing 2.4 assists.

Dzmitry Ryuny leads Oregon State in rebounding, pulling down 4.1 boards per game while also scoring 5 points a contest.

Pope makes more threes per game than any other member of the Beavers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.

Ryuny is a standout on the defensive end for Oregon State, leading the team in steals with one per game and blocks with 0.5 per contest.

Cal Key Players to Watch

Lars Thiemann sits atop the Golden Bears leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Joel Brown’s assist statline leads Cal; he dishes out 3.1 assists per game.

Sam Alajiki is the most prolific from deep for the Golden Bears, hitting 1.2 threes per game.

Brown (0.9 steals per game) is the steal leader for Cal while Thiemann (0.7 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Oregon State vs. Cal Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Cal (+7)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (123)

  • Prediction:
    Oregon State 66, Cal 62

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