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(5-16) California Golden Bears vs. Oregon Ducks (13-9)
Date: Wednesday February 6
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon
NCAAB Moneyline Odds: OFF
NCAAB Betting Odds: Ducks -15.5
NCAAB Betting Total: 140
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The California Golden Beats will travel to Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon, to battle the Oregon Ducks on Wednesday night at 9 pm eastern standard time for an important conference battle.
Due to injury along with inconsistency, particularly on defensive end, the Oregon Ducks have found themselves in a rough spot within the Pac-12 as they are again below .500, yet again, after losing a tough outing on the road versus the struggling Colorado Buffaloes in their last time out. In all, Oregon ended the first half with just 17 points while the team shot just 31% from the floor during the contest.
On the other hand, the defense allowed Colorado to connect on just 43% of their shots on the night; However, the Buffalo were able to get to the free-throw line a total of 28 times while making good on 24 of those attempts en route to the victory.
The California Golden Bears continued their extended losing streak entering this matchup as they fell by three points on the road to the reeling Stanford Cardinal in their last outing in what was a high-scoring contest throughout.
In all, both teams shot well from the perimeter with the Cardinal shooting over 50% on the night while the Golden Bears ended at 49% shooting from the floor during the contest. Nonetheless, Stanford was able to get to the free-throw line much more frequently while also heavily outrebounding the Golden Bears in the victory.
While the defense for Oregon remains to be the tip of the spear in their success this season, their offense continues to struggle during this time as leading scorers for the Ducks in Payton Pritchard along with Lousi King combined to go 8-21 from the floor along with 2-8 from 3-point range in defeat versus the Colorado Buffaloes.
In fact, the complete starting five for Oregon shot just 11 – 36 from the floor on the night in what was a horrible offensive performance all around.
Despite the defense for Oregon holding the Buffaloes to just 43% shooting on the night, Colorado was able to push the pace just enough in which two get to the free-throw line frequently throughout this contest, as this was a key catalyst in them picking up the much-needed victory.
Tyler Bey picked up the scoring on the night for the Buffaloes as he finished with 27 points while also going a perfect 9-9 from the field in the victory for the Buffaloes. On the other hand, Oregon lost its second of three road games with the loss.
In all, the defense for Oregon certainly needs a major step up moving forward if the Ducks are to somehow erect themselves from a rough patch of play.
Fortunately for Oregon, they have won their last three home games while allowing just an average of 60 points per game to their opponents during this time. They have also had success against the California Golden Bears in their most recent meeting in February of 2018 as the Ducks were able to pick up a 13-point win.
One should certainly look for Oregon to establish itself on the defensive end in this contest versus a struggling California Golden Bears squad on Wednesday night. In fact, California is averaging just 55 points in their last two road games while dropping their last four road contests, overall.
Also, with the Golden Bears allowing opponents to shoot 50% from the floor on a nightly basis, look for the Ducks to come out of their offensive funk in this matchup on Wednesday night as one can certainly expect for them to push the pace consistently in which to pick up easy buckets in transition while also kick-starting their dismal offense.
California Golden Bears
There is not much that one can say about the California Golden Bears at this point in the season. As stated, they are currently within the cellar of the Pac-12 Conference, primarily due to their inability to play consistently on the defensive end in allowing opponents to score an average of 80 points per game on a whopping 50% shooting on a nightly basis.
Their defense, yet again, did not show up versus a struggling Stanford Cardinal team in their last outing as they allowed the road team to shoot 57% from the floor on the night while Stanford also converted 23 – 30 free throw attempts throughout the contest en route to the victory.
And while the Golden Bears stepped up their defensive intensity just enough in which to force 18 turnovers, they committed 11 turnovers of their own while being heavily outrebounded by 10 boards throughout the contest.
Justice Sueing has been the bright spot on the season for the Golden Bears as he posted 23 points while pulling down seven rebounds in the loss vs Stanford, his second-straight 20 + point night.
On the other hand, Paris Austin along with Connor Vanover also chipped in 15 points each California in the losing effort. KZ OkpalaI, on the other hand, led Stanford in the scoring department with 30 points as he went 10-17 from the floor while connecting on 10 of 16 free throws during the contest.
In all, the Golden Bears are ranked within the 300’s as it relates to all major defensive categories including opponent points scored per game, opponent field-goal percentage, in addition to opponent 3-point percentage per outing.
In fact, in their last four road games, California has allowed opponents to post 80 points or more in three of these games.
NCAAB Betting Trends:
- CAL are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games
- CAL are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Pacific-12
- Under is 12-4 in CAL last 16 road games
- CAL are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Oregon
- CAL are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings
- Under is 7-3 in ECU last 10 home games
Free California Golden Bears vs Oregon Ducks NCAAB Prediction:
To be honest, I have little to no confidence in the California Golden Bears at this point in the season. As pointed out, they have struggled much too much in which to back in any instance.
Nonetheless, with that being said, one should certainly look for the Oregon Ducks to get back on the winning track as their offense will be much improved on Wednesday night as they will be facing a Golden Bears team that cannot stop the opposition from scoring on a consistent basis.
Also, look for a struggling defensive unit for the Ducks to also step up throughout the duration of this game in which to limit quality looks at the basket for a California team that would probably not be able to sink a jump shot if they were left wide open at this point.
In all, look for the Ducks to dominate this contest from start to finish as they will pull away from the Golden Bears early in which to pick up a blowout victory in the end by a score of 87 – 68.
4* Free NCAAB Betting Pick: Oregon Ducks ATS
With upcoming games versus the Golden Bears along with a struggling Stanford Cardinal team, the Oregon Ducks will certainly take advantage of this schedule as they will look to gain a bit of confidence and momentum moving forward beginning with a victory over the struggling California Golden Bears on Wednesday night.
As stated, California has struggled much too much on both ends of the floor in which two back at this point in the season. It is for this reason that the Oregon Ducks will seek to push the pace constantly in which to kick start an offense that has not performed well at all lately.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Golden Bears 68 – Ducks 87
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