California Golden Bears vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 3/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Matthew Knight Arena is where the Oregon Ducks (16-13) will attempt to defeat the California Golden Bears (3-26) on Thursday.
The California Golden Bears took the court against Washington State and ended up losing by a score of 63-57 in their last contest. California wrapped up the game with a 37.3% FG percentage (19 of 51) and made 5 of their 18 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Golden Bears buried 14 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 29 with 3 of them being offensive. They also dished out 12 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding defense, California allowed 33.3% from the field on 18 out of 54 shooting. Washington State dished out 7 assists and had 2 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Washington State pulled down 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Washington State finished shooting 80.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 26 attempts. They also buried 6 of their 25 tries from long range. When it comes to fouls, the Golden Bears left the arena with 18 and Washington State recorded 19 fouls.
Joel Brown is a guy who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor and also earned 9 assists. He was on the court for 38 mins and collected 7 boards. He accounted for 13 points on 5 out of 10 shooting.
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California enters this one with a mark of 3-26 this season. They have an average of 58.5 pts per contest (362nd in college basketball) while hitting 39.1% from the floor. The Golden Bears are hitting 30.1% on shots from beyond the arc (146 of 485) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, California is pulling down 32.1 boards per game and has racked up 286 dimes so far this year, which ranks 357th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.2 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Bears are forcing 10.4 turnovers per game while drawing 16.4 personal fouls. They relinquish 33.1% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 174th in Division 1 in opponents PPG (69.7). The Golden Bears defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.0% (722 of 1,603) and they surrender 35.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 183rd in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 377 surrendered on the year.
For their last game, the Oregon Ducks walked away with a victory by a final of 69-67 when they played Oregon State. When talking about cleaning the glass, Oregon allowed Oregon State to snag 30 in total (8 on the offensive side). They went 47.1% from distance by hitting 8 out of 17 and ended up shooting 15 of 21 at the charity stripe (71.4%). The Ducks allowed Oregon State to bury 22 out of their 48 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 45.8% for this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Ducks shot 23 for 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.7%. When talking about shots from downtown, Oregon buried 10 of their 21 attempts (47.6%). They were able to knock down 13 of those for a rate of 86.7%. Oregon State was called for 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Ducks to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They turned it over 6 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Ducks pulled down 21 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the contest.
N'Faly Dante ended up being a factor for the Ducks for this contest. He totaled 16 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the matchup. He made 7 out of 13 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and had 18 rebounds.
Oregon has a record of 16-13 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Ducks are connecting on 45.0% from the field, which ranks them 169th in the country. Oregon has scored 2,044 points for the season (70.5 per game) and they pull in 36.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.3 times per contest (166th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 12.7 times per contest. The Ducks are responsible for committing 15.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 71.1% from the charity stripe.
The Ducks on the defensive end are ranked 95th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 67.2. They have forced 11.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (68th in the country). The Oregon defense allows 34.3% on three-point shots (218 of 636) and their opponents are connecting on 76.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 12.6 assists and 32.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 180th and 66th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oregon and under the total points
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