Golden Bears vs Cougars Game Preview
California Golden Bears vs Washington State Cougars Odds
Martin Stadium features a battle between the host Washington State Cougars and the visiting California Golden Bears in betting action Saturday.
Supporters of the Golden Bears have seen them go 2-4 and 2-4 ATS so far this season, while the Cougars are at 2-4 and 2-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 3-2, while the Golden Bears are 2-3.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Cougars as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cougars, currently No. 115 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Golden Bears, who rate No. 67 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 28-19 victory for the Golden Bears.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington State's No. 100-ranked offense (21.8 PPG) against a Golden Bears defense that ranks No. 79 at 28 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 312 yards per game, more than the Golden Bears give up through the air (251.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Golden Bears feature the league's No. 95-rated road run defense, allowing 229.5 yards per game. Washington State, meanwhile, ranks No. 123 in rushing offense at home.
California won its last outing, a 43-17 result against UCLA on October 6. California covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 60 combined points took the game OVER the total. C.J. Anderson went over the 100-yard mark (151) in his team's latest effort as California defeated UCLA by a score of 43-17 on Saturday.
Washington State lost its last outing, a 19-6 result against Oregon State on October 6. Washington State covered in that game as a 15-point underdog, while the 25 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Cougars suffered a Week 6 loss against Oregon State in their last game, falling 19-6 at Reser Stadium.
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 1-9
A few Golden Bears at Cougars trends to consider:
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 6 games when playing Washington State
California is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington State
California is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games when playing California
Washington State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Washington State is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home
Washington State is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
California home to Stanford, Saturday, October 20
Washington State at Stanford, Saturday, October 27