Oregon State vs California - Picks Of the Day, Feb 24th

California Golden Bears

Joe Catalano

Friday, February 24, 2017 6:53 PM GMT

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 6:53 PM GMT

The Oregon State Beavers finally picked up their 1st conference victory of the season and shocked the betting public with a win over Utah two games ago. Do the Beavers have what it takes tonight as they square off against Ivan Rabb and a tough California Golden Bears Squad?

Oregon State vs California

 

Reverting Back To Old Form

I must admit, I was shocked when the Beavers pulled off the upset against Utah, but Oregon State quickly reverted back to their old form in their next game and most recent game in a 79-66 loss to an average Stanford Cardinal team. Are the Beavers complacent in picking up their lone Pac-12 win of the season is the question? Tonight will be an accurate barometer for finding out as Calfiornia has everything to play for and won't overlook this game as an automatic "W".

Proceeding With Caution

Coming into this game with 3 consecutive losses, Cal can't feel too good as they've faced top-level teams in Oregon and Arizona and have just come up a bit short. This game is a fantastic opportunity for the Golden Bears to pad their overall and conference record and avoid a 10th loss. That said, they must not look past Oregon State as the Beavers have been competitive in their last two games. California possesses a quality victory over USC, but have really feasted off the unranked teams and winning convincingly will help their cause come NCAA Tournament time. 

In their last game,California took Oregon to the limit and Dillon Brooks buzzer beating 3-pointer was a dagger in their back and I look for them to make a statement in this game.

Jabari Bird

I've always mentioned Ivan Rabb as the heart of this Golden Bears squad as he's averaging a double-double this season and is a menace to the opposition on the inside, but senior guard, Jabari Bird is making a statement of his own as he's played his best basketball of the season recently.

In his last 3 games, Bird is averaging 20.7 points ad 7.3 rebounds while shooting an eye-popping 14 of 27 from 3-point range. Look for Bird to ride this wave of momentum into the end of the regular season.

California has played the elite teams tough and now is time for the bettor to cash in with a California blowout of the Beavers.

Free NCAAB Pick: California Golden Bears -18Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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