The health of Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller kept this line off the board early in the week, but it was sitting at 16 points as of Thursday.
Miller was injured in No. 2 Ohio State’s win over San Diego State, but backup Kenny Guyton came in and played well.
Cal has struggled in its first two games under new coach Sonny Dykes. The Bears lost to Northwestern in their opener and struggled to sneak by Portland State last week.
Cal has failed to cover the spread in its last seven games.
The Bears are 15-29 against the spread at home over the last 11 seasons and just 3-9 ATS as home underdogs.