Oregon Ducks Vs California Golden Bears NCAAB Odds Preview

Posted by Henry Watkins on Wednesday,February 10, 2016 4:53, EST in

The gap atop the PAC-12 Conference is starting to open up a little bit as the Oregon Ducks fly away from the rest of the chasing pack. They are beginning to look uncatchable at this point, and they will have a chance to create a little more space when they head into the Haas Pavilion in Berkeley to face the California Golden Bears on Thursday, February 11. Find out more about this exciting game online odds, here.

Oregon Ducks Vs California Golden Bears NCAAB Odds Preview

When: Thursday, February 11, 9 PM EST
Where: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California
TV: ESPN 2
Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network
Stream Option: WatchESPN
Opening NCAAB Odds: TBA


The Oregon Ducks have been on a bit of a roll of late, and are sure to come into this one as a straight up road favorite. It’s worth remembering that the earlier meeting between these two teams this season was a close one, which may well mean that the Golden Bears may able to keep it close enough to cover. The full odds for this one will be up at the NCAA basketball betting page as soon as possible, so be sure to check back in.

Why bet on the Oregon Ducks

It has been a very solid past few weeks for the Ducks (20-4, 9-2) as they come into this one riding a 6 game winning streak. Included in that impressive run were a pair of wins against ranked opponents, which is just part of the reason why the Ducks have now climbed all the way up to #11 in the national rankings. They have a 1.5 game lead atop the conference right now, and with just 1 game left against a currently ranked opponent, you certainly wouldn’t bet against them still being at the top when the regular season draws to a close. Oregon already has a win over California this season, but it was a good deal tighter than some might have expected. The Ducks are averaging 78.1 PPG, and are giving up 67.4 PPG.

Why bet on the California Golden Bears

After going through a stretch that saw them lose 5 out of 7 games, the Golden Bears (15-8, 5-5) were able to end their week on a bit of a high with a 76-61 win over Stanford. That should inject a little confidence into a team that has been sorely lacking it over the past few weeks. Also sure to inspire some confidence is the fact that the Golden Bears almost knocked off the Ducks in their own pond earlier this season, eventually going down 68-65 in that one. They know that they can keep things close against this Oregon team, and that with a little bit of a killer instinct, they might even snatch the win. California are averaging 74.3 PPG, and are giving up 66.7 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Ducks are playing some great ball at the moment, and are very much worthy of their lofty ranking. The Golden Bears proved to be a tricky opponent last time out, and I think they will be again. The Duck win it in a close one, though.

Oregon Ducks 74 California Golden Bears 69