Cal vs Washington: Pac 12 betting odds
In a Pac-12 North Division battle the 4-4 Washington Huskies hit Berkeley to play the 3-6 Cal Bears Friday night (9 pm ET, ESPN2).
U-Dub, which just upset Oregon State and has won the last three games in this series with Cal, was an early four-point underdog vs. the Bears, who have lost two straight games.
Cal is 1-5 ATS in their past 6 matches against Washington, including a home loss here in 2010 (16-13).
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Golden Bears, currently No. 82 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Huskies, who rate No. 37 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 23-18 victory for the Golden Bears.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 81-ranked offense (25.8 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 68 at 28 PPG. The Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 228.1 yards per game, more than the Huskies give up through the air (201.2 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 119-rated road run defense, allowing 272.7 yards per game. California, meanwhile, ranks No. 85 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 20-17 winner as they battled Oregon State at home. Washington covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Huskies grabbed a Week 9 victory over the Beavers in their last game, winning 20-17 at CenturyLink Field.
California lost its last outing, a 49-27 result against Utah on October 27. California failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 76 combined points took the game OVER the total. California was hammered in its last outing, as Utah ran up a 49-27 score against them at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Huskies at Golden Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing California
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against California
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing California
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of California's last 9 games when playing Washington
California is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Washington home to Utah, Saturday, November 10
California home to Oregon, Saturday, November 10