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NCAAF Matchup - Golden Bears Cougars Odds Preview

Washington State Cougars California Golden Bears
3-2 October 05, 2013, 04:00 | California Memorial Stadium 1-3

 

The Golden Bears hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Cougars pay a visit to California Memorial Stadium in Week 6 betting action.

Backers of the Golden Bears have seen them go 1-3 and 0-4 ATS so far this season, while the Cougars are at 3-2 and 4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 2-3, while the Golden Bears are 3-1.

View Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 94 (Golden Bears) and the No. 88 (Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 36-14 result in favor of the Cougars is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 69-ranked offense (29.25 PPG) against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 38 at 20.6 PPG. The Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 373 yards per game, more than the Cougars give up through the air (159 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cougars own the league's No. 107-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 264 yards per game when on the road. California, on the other hand, rates No. 103 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cougars at Golden Bears trends to consider:
Washington State is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing California
Washington State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing California
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington State's last 7 games when playing California
Washington State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against California
California is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Washington State
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 7 games when playing Washington State
California is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington State

Next up:
Washington State at Oregon State, Saturday, October 12th
California at UCLA, Saturday, October 12th