Aug 31, 10:30 PM | Turf of California Memorial Stadium
Northwestern Wildcats vs California Golden Bears Odds
Northwestern went 12-1 against the spread last season, tied for the best single-season ATS mark of the BCS era.
Fifteen starters return from that squad, led by versatile QB Kain Colter. But regression, at least against the spread, seems likely.
Cal, however, is young and banged-up. First-year head coach Sonny Dykes has named true freshman Jared Golf as starting quarterback.
Both teams will feature versions of hurry-up, wide-open offenses, so expect a high-scoring affair. Northwestern opened as high as an 8 ½-point favorite. The line was sitting at -6 earlier in the week. The total is set at 58 ½.
The Bears are 3-8 as home underdogs over the last 10 seasons.