Betting line favors Ducks over Golden Bears
Oregon Ducks vs California Golden Bears Odds
The Oregon Ducks, who just put up 62 points on USC, look for another resume-enhancing victory when they visit Berkeley to battle the California Bears Saturday night (10:30 pm ET, ESPN).
The Green Machine, 9-0 and No. 3 in this week's BCS standings, was an early 27-point favorite over 3-7 Cal, which has lost its last three games.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Ducks in this one found them as 27-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 38-rated Ducks taking on the No. 78-rated Golden Bears in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 64-29 win for the Ducks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 88-ranked offense (24.5 PPG) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 40 at 22.9 PPG. The Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 225.4 yards per game, less than the Ducks give up through the air (243.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Ducks feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 105 yards per game. California, meanwhile, ranks No. 70 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Oregon was a 62-51 winner on the road against Southern Cal. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (113) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Oregon's aerial attack generated 304 yards and the Ducks came away with a 62-51 victory over Southern Cal at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
California lost its last outing, a 21-13 result against Washington on November 2. California failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 34 combined points took the game UNDER the total. C.J. Anderson tore up the turf for 160 rushing yards in the latest Golden Bears game, a 21-13 loss to the Huskies at California Memorial Stadium.
Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 10-0
When playing within the conference are 9-1
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Ducks at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oregon's last 5 games when playing California
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 5 games when playing Oregon
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 7 games
California is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
California is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Oregon
Oregon home to Stanford, Saturday, November 17
California at Oregon State, Saturday, November 17