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Cal Huge Dogs vs Oregon

The Oregon Ducks will try to stay undefeated in conference play and keep their slim BCS Championship hopes alive when they host California this Thursday night.

Though Oregon has won their last two games against Cal, they are just 1-4 ATS against them in their last five meetings.

LaMichael James rushed for 288 yards in Oregon’s last game against Arizona.

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Betting Line: If you're going with the Ducks in this one, they're listed as 24-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. The total opened at 61 but has been bet up to 63 early in the week and may climb higher.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ducks rated this week at No. 75 and the Golden Bears sitting at No. 19.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oregon's No. 1-ranked offense (52 PPG) against a Golden Bears defense that ranks No. 55 at 24.2 PPG. The Ducks passing attack has averaged 234.2 yards per game, less than the Golden Bears give up through the air (236 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Golden Bears feature the league's No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 112.5 yards per game. Oregon, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

California lost its last outing, a 31-23 result against Washington on September 24. California failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 54 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Oregon was a 56-31 winner on the road against Arizona. They covered the 15–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (87) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing in October are 10-0
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 10-0

A few Golden Bears at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 6 games when playing Oregon
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 6 games on the road
California is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oregon is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oregon's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oregon's last 6 games when playing California

Next up:
California home to Southern Cal, Thursday, October 13
Oregon home to Arizona State, Saturday, October 15

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