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Stanford is an Intriguing Play After a Loss

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Stanford is coming off their second loss of the season, thanks to an assortment of blunders, but the game following a loss is a position the Cardinal revel in with the team going 8-1-1 ATS in their past 10 in that situation. Stanford will host the California Golden Bears Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Cal is 0-5 SU in their last five against Stanford.
  • Stanford is 11-0 SU in their last 11 following a loss.
  • Christian McCaffrey has rushed for 100-plus yards in eight consecutive games.

When all was said and done, Stanford’s two-point loss to Oregon last week had to do with botched snaps and a failed two-point conversion. Stanford has previously only lost their first game of the season, but rebounded following that behind Kevin Hogan’s three touchdowns.

Cal ended their four-game losing streak when they topped the winless Oregon State Beavers in their last outing. Quarterback Jared Goff came through in a big way against Oregon State, with the junior throwing six touchdowns.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The California Golden Bears were listed as 12.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinal to win this game on Saturday 39-33. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The California Golden Bears will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Stanford Cardinal are 7-3 ATS. California is 3-7 against the over under total, while Stanford is 5-5 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Stanford vs California injuries news.

The game pits the Stanford Cardinal, currently No. 14 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the California Golden Bears, who rate No. 50 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Stanford Cardinal No. 22-ranked offense (37 PPG) against a California Golden Bears defense that ranks No. 79 at 28.2 PPG. The Stanford Cardinal passing attack has averaged 222.2 yards per game, less than the California Golden Bears give up through the air (253.1 YPG on average).

Defensively, the California Golden Bears feature the league's No. 118-rated road run defense, allowing 261.8 yards per game. Stanford, meanwhile, ranks No. 27 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oregon State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Golden Bears as California blasted them 54-24 in Week 11 action.

Kevin Hogan handled the Ducks defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 304 yards, but Stanford still lost to Oregon 38-36.

Betting Trends
  • California is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • California is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of California's last 7 games
  • California is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Stanford is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Stanford is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Stanford is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Stanford is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

California home to Arizona State, Saturday, November 28th
Stanford home to Notre Dame, Saturday, November 28th

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