Sun Devils vs Golden Bears Game Preview
Arizona State Sun Devils vs California Golden Bears Odds
The Golden Bears hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Sun Devils pay a visit to California Memorial Stadium in Week 5 betting action.
They battle the Sun Devils, currently with a 3-1 mark (3-0-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Golden Bears and 1-2 for the Sun Devils.
Betting Line: The Sun Devils were listed as 2-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Golden Bears at No. 69 and the Sun Devils at No. 20 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 57-25 result in favor of the Sun Devils.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 70-ranked offense (27.8 PPG) against a Sun Devils defense that ranks No. 14 at 12.8 PPG. The Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 235.2 yards per game, more than the Sun Devils give up through the air (139.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Sun Devils feature the league's No. 40-rated road run defense, allowing 126 yards per game. California, meanwhile, ranks No. 48 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Arizona State, they were a 37-7 winner as they battled Utah at home. Arizona State covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In Arizona State's last outing, Taylor Kelly threw for 326 yards to lead the Sun Devils over Utah 37-7 at Sun Devil Stadium.
In their last action, California was a 27-9 loser on the road against Southern Cal. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (36) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Golden Bears were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-9 score against Southern Cal.
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Sun Devils at Golden Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games on the road
Arizona State is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Arizona State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Arizona State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing California
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona State
California is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arizona State
California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Arizona State at Colorado, Thursday, October 11
California home to UCLA, Saturday, October 6