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Washington State seeks to remain undefeated

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The Washington State Cougars are 6-0 SU through the first six games of the 2017 season and are 4-0 ATS over their last four games. The Cougars will try to keep rolling Friday night on the road against the California Bears.

SHARK BITES
  • Washington State is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games on the road against Cal.
  • Washington State is 12-2-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road in October.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Washington State’s last seven games against Cal.

The Cougars showed no dip in focus coming off their big win over USC and playing their first game of the season on the road last Saturday, coming out of Autzen with a 33-10 win over Oregon. Washington State’s explosive offense has been a signature of the team since Mike Leach arrived, but the team’s strides on defense have turned the Cougars into a legitimate contender.

California has been stomped by double digits in each of its last three games, losing to USC 30-20, Oregon 45-24 and Washington 38-7. The Bears have historically fared well against Washington State with a 10-2 SU record in their last 12 games against the Cougars, but last year in Pullman, Cal had no answer for Washington State in a 56-21 loss. Cal is 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS in its last eight conference games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the California Golden Bears in this one found them as 12.5-point underdogs at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was slated to open a short time later.

A 39-18 result in favor of the Cougars was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The California Golden Bears currently sport a record of 3-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3 ATS. The Washington State Cougars are 6-0 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the California Golden Bears post a 2-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Washington State Cougars have gone 2-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and California vs Washington State injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the California Golden Bears rated this week at No. 110 and the Washington State Cougars sitting at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits California's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 24.33 PPG, against a Washington State defense that ranks No. 23 this week at 18.5 PPG. The California aerial game is averaging 248.33 yards per game, more than the Washington State Cougars secondary allows through the air, 146.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Washington State Cougars feature the league's No. 47-rated road run defense, allowing 132 yards per game. California, meanwhile, ranks No. 74 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oregon didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cougars as Washington State blasted them 33-10 in Week 6 action.

California lost to the Huskies as Washington blasted them 38-7 in Week 6 action.

Betting Trends
  • Washington State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington State's last 8 games
  • Washington State is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • California is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • California is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • California is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Washington State
  • California is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington State

Next Betting Matchups

Washington State home to Colorado, Saturday, October 21
California home to Arizona, Saturday, October 21

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