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NCAAF FOOTBALL

Northwestern Wildcats vs. California Golden Bears

California Memorial Stadium has a Week 1 contest on tap for Saturday as the Northwestern Wildcats and the California Golden Bears play their season openers.

Northwestern was a 34-20 winner in its last match on the road against Mississippi State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 54 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for California, they were a 62-14 loser as they battled Oregon State on the road. California failed to cover in the match as a 15.5-point underdog, while 76 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Northwestern: 10-3 SU, 12-1 ATS
California: 3-9 SU, 3-9 ATS

Northwestern most recently:
When playing in August are 5-1
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

California most recently:
When playing in August are 3-1
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 7 games
California is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
California is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
California is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
California is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Northwestern home to Syracuse, Saturday, September 7
California home to Portland State, Saturday, September 7