NCAA Basketball Picks: California Golden Bears vs. Oregon Ducks
The California Golden Bears are 10-0 against the Oregon Ducks during the Mike Montgomery era, which is hard to ignore when making your NCAA basketball picks on Thursday night, with the two teams set to meet at Matthew Knight Arena on ESPN2.
Sports bettors will find that the Golden Bears are six-point road underdogs in the college basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 138.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Pac-12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
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The California Golden Bears have won five of their last six games, including a 71-68 victory over the USC Trojans as eight-point home favorites on Sunday.
Sports bettors will find that the Golden Bears are 5-2 against the spread as road underdogs of 3.5 to six points over the last two-plus seasons.
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The Oregon Ducks have won three games in a row, including a 79-77 overtime victory over the Washington State Cougars as four-point road favorites last Saturday.
Sports bettors will find that the Ducks are 4-9 against the spread versus Pac-12 Conference opponents during the 2012-13 campaign.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the California Golden Bears as one of their NCAA basketball picks on Thursday night, as the road team has covered the number in four of the last five meetings in this series.
NCAA Basketball Pick: California Golden Bears +6