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

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The Oregon State Beavers (10-20, 4-15 Pac-12) carry a four-game slide into a home matchup against the California Golden Bears (3-27, 2-17 Pac-12), who have lost 14 straight. It tips at 8:00 PM ET (on Pac-12 Network) on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

The Beavers take on the Golden Bears in a game that Oregon State is currently a strong favorite by 7 points. The over/under is 123 points for the game.

Oregon State vs. Cal Odds

Point Spread for Oregon State vs. Cal

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing Oregon State as the favorite.

Oregon State vs. Cal Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Oregon State has -311 odds to pick up the win, while Cal is listed at +249 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 123 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
  • Location: Corvallis, Oregon
  • Arena: Gill Coliseum

Oregon State vs. Cal Betting Trends

Oregon State is 14-14-1 against the spread this year. The Beavers have been victorious in five of the seven contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Oregon State’s games this year have hit the over on 10 of 30 set point totals.

Cal has 12 wins against the spread in 30 games this season. The Golden Bears have compiled a 2-21 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 8.7% of those games). Cal’s games this year have hit the over on 14 of 30 set point totals (46.7%).

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Oregon State vs. Cal Key Players to Watch

Oregon State

Glenn Taylor Jr. puts up 10.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest, shooting 43.2% from the field. Michael Rataj averages 6.2 points, 4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, shooting 44.9% from the floor.
Dzmitry Ryuny is tops on the Beavers at 4.1 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.9 assists and 5 points.


Lars Thiemann is averaging team highs in points (9.6 per game) and rebounds (5.6). And he is producing 0.6 assists, making 48.4% of his shots from the floor. Kuany Kuany is posting 9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest, making 35.7% of his shots from the field. Joel Brown is the Golden Bears’ top assist man (3.1 per game), and he produces 6.4 points and 3.2 rebounds. Grant Newell gives the Golden Bears 8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Oregon State Beavers

A total of seven out of Oregon State’s 19 Pac-12 games this season have hit the over. The Beavers are scoring just 61.1 points per game (worst in college basketball), but they’ve played more consistently on defense, where they are surrendering 67.2 points per game (94th-ranked). Oregon State is 331st in the nation with 28.4 boards per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 221st with 31.7 rebounds allowed per game.

The Beavers are averaging 64.1 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 56.2 points per contest. Oregon State is draining 6.1 threes per game (310th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while owning a 32% three-point percentage (303rd-ranked). This season, the Beavers are ceding 7.2 treys per game (181st-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34% (194th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Beavers have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Oregon State has gone over the total three times. On offense, Oregon State has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 55.7 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 61.1 it has racked up over the course of this season. Oregon State has been less stingy on defense as of late, allowing 68 points per game over its past 10 contests compared to the 67.2 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the California Golden Bears

Cal and its opponents have combined to hit the over nine out of 19 times this season in Pac-12 action. In 2022-23, the Golden Bears are -4-worst in the country on offense (58.3 points scored per game) and 184th defensively (70.2 points conceded). On the glass, Cal is 12th-worst in the nation in rebounds (27.9 per game). It is 276th in rebounds allowed (32.5 per game).

At home, the Golden Bears score 60.5 points per game. Away, they average 55.7. In 2022-23 Cal is sixth-worst in college basketball in 3-point makes (4.9 per game) and 12th-worst in 3-point percentage (29.7%). In 2022-23, the Golden Bears are 165th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7.1 per game) and 132nd in defensive 3-point percentage (33.1%).

The Golden Bears are 4-6 against the spread and 0-10 overall over their past 10 contests. Cal has gone over the total in four of its last 10 games. Over its last 10 games, Cal is posting 52.9 points per game, 5.4 fewer points than its season average (58.3). In their past 10 games, the Golden Bears are ceding 73.7 points per contest, 3.5 more points than their season average (70.2).

Oregon State vs. Cal Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Oregon State, and we expect that Cal will cover the spread (Oregon State -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 123 points.

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How to bet Oregon State vs. Cal

You can bet on Oregon State vs. Cal at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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