Oregon Ducks vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon (-8)
Haas Pavilion is the venue where and the California Golden Bears (8-18) will take on the Oregon Ducks (15-5) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Oregon as 8-point favorites. The over/under is set at 134.5.
Oregon comes into this matchup with a mark of 15-5 so far this year. They cough up possession 12.0 times per game and as a team are committing 16.2 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Oregon is collecting 34.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 265 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 179th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Ducks are shooting 35.4% on 3-pointers (161 of 455) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.2 pts per contest (134th in college hoops) while hitting 45.7% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Ducks are able to force 14.4 turnovers every game and they draw 15.9 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 32.8% on 3-point shots while they are 80th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (66.6). The Ducks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.1% (472 of 1,121) and they surrender 33.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 164th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 250 relinquished on the year.
The Oregon Ducks played the Stanford Cardinal and walked away with a win by a score of 71-68 in their last game. Oregon wrapped up the contest with a 41.9% field goal percentage (26 out of 62) and buried 10 out of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Ducks made 9 of 13 attempts for a rate of 69.2%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 30 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Regarding defending, Oregon allowed 49.1% from the floor on 28 out of 57 shooting. Stanford totaled 14 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Stanford snagged 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Stanford walked away from this one shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 4 of 6 shots. They converted 8 of their 17 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Chris Duarte is one player who was a factor for this game. He ended up with 24 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He played for 34 minutes played and also collected 3 rebounds. Duarte shot 56.3% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. One more player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Ducks was LJ Figueroa. He snagged 5 rebounds in 34 min on the hardwood. He ended up going 45.5% from the field for this contest by shooting 5-of-11 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Figueroa earned 3 assists.
California has a record of 8-18 so far this year. The Golden Bears are committing 17.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 69.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 12.0 times per game (261st in D-1) and they turn it over 12.8 times per game. California has earned 1,700 pts on the year (65.4 per contest) and they collect 31.8 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Golden Bears are shooting 42.7% from the floor, which is ranked 246th in Division 1. The Golden Bears on defense are ranked 171st in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 69.8. They are able to force 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (314th in college basketball). The California defense gives up 37.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (176 of 464) and their opponents are connecting on 70.7% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 13.2 dimes and 32.9 boards per game, which is ranked 206th and 89th in the country.
The last time they took the court, the California Golden Bears walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 59-57 when they faced the Oregon State Beavers. The Golden Bears earned 18 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 24 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 2 steals in this matchup. The Beavers were called for 16 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Golden Bears to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to bury 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 89.5%. In the matter of three-point attempts, California converted 2 of 17 tries (11.8%). Overall, the Golden Bears finished shooting 19 out of 46 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.3%. The Golden Bears permitted the Beavers to bury 22 out of 45 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.9% for the matchup. Concerning how they attacked the glass, California permitted Oregon State to snag 22 overall (4 offensive).
Matt Bradley ended up being a major contributor for the Golden Bears in the matchup. He converted 7 of 11 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and added 3 rebounds. Bradley totaled 20 points in his 35 mins on the court and earned 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy that was important for California was Andre Kelly. He came away with no assists in 29 minutes on the court, and he put in 5 out of 7 from the floor. Kelly finished going 71.4% from the floor in addition to collecting 15 points and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take California (+8)
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