California Golden Bears vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR
The California Golden Bears (3-26) are hitting the road to Gill Coliseum on Saturday where they will compete against the Oregon State Beavers (10-19).
The California Golden Bears faced Washington State and went home with a loss by a final score of 63-57 in their last game. California wrapped up the game having earned a 37.3% field goal percentage (19 of 51) and buried 5 of 18 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Golden Bears buried 14 of their 18 shots for a rate of 77.8%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they compiled 29 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 dimes in this game in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When talking about the defense, California allowed their opponent to shoot 33.3% from the field on 18 out of 54 shooting. Washington State dished out 7 dimes and had 2 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Washington State pulled down 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Washington State finished 80.8% from the free throw line by burying 21 of 26 attempts. They also made 6 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Golden Bears ended up finishing with 18 and Washington State finished the game with 19 personal fouls.
Joel Brown is a guy who was important in this game. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and also earned 9 dimes. He was on the court for 38 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting.
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California will enter this game with a mark of 3-26 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.2 personal fouls per contest. As a team, California is snagging 32.1 boards per game and has accumulated 286 dimes on the year, which ranks 357th in the country in terms of passing. The Golden Bears are connecting on 30.1% on shots from beyond the arc (146 of 485) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 58.5 points per outing (362nd in college hoops) while connecting on 39.1% from the field.
On defense, the Golden Bears are forcing 10.4 turnovers per game while drawing 16.4 fouls. They currently rank 176th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 377 conceded for the campaign. The Golden Bears defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.0% (722 of 1,603) and they concede 35.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquish 33.1% on shots from distance and they are 173rd in college basketball in opponents points per game (69.7).
The last time they took the court, the Oregon State Beavers took a loss by a final score of 69-67 against Oregon. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Oregon State allowed Oregon to snag 32 overall (11 offensive). They finished shooting 47.6% from beyond the arc by going 10 out of 21 and finished the game at 13 out of 15 at the charity stripe (86.7%). The Beavers allowed Oregon to make 23 out of 58 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.7% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Beavers shot 22 out of 48 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.8%. In terms of shots from distance, Oregon State buried 8 out of their 17 attempts (47.1%). They were able to make 15 of those for a rate of 71.4%. Oregon earned 13 fouls in the game which got the Beavers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. The Beavers were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in the game.
Dexter Akanno was important for the Beavers in the matchup. He made 5 out of 8 in this game giving him a rate of 62.5%, and accounted for 1 rebound. He scored 17 points in his 29 mins of playing time and earned 2 assists for this contest.
Oregon State has a win-loss record of 10-19 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Beavers are shooting 41.4% from the floor, which is 327th in Division 1. Oregon State has accumulated 1,773 pts this year (61.1 per contest) and they snag 31.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 10.2 times per contest (351st in the nation) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per game. The Beavers are committing 17.6 fouls per game and they connect on 73.9% from the charity stripe.
The Oregon State defense surrenders 33.2% on three-point shots (203 of 611) and opponents are connecting on 73.3% of their free throw shots. They give up 13.3 dimes and 34.0 boards per contest, ranking them 221st and 177th in college hoops. The Beavers on the defensive side of the court are 82nd in the country in points given up per game with 66.6. They are forcing 11.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (89th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon State
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