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Betting line favors Cardinal over Golden Bears

California Golden BearsStanford Cardinal
Nov 19, 10:15 PM | Grass of Stanford Stadium

California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD9-1

The Stanford Cardinal host the California Bears this Saturday in a rivalry game that dates back to 1915 and is known as the “Big Game”.

After last week’s loss to Oregon, however, this will be much less of a big game for Stanford as their BCS Championship hopes are lost.

The loss was Stanford’s first of the season both SU and ATS as they fell to 9-1 in both categories. Andrew Luck passed for three touchdowns, but also threw two costly interceptions in the loss.

The Cardinal currently sports a record of 9-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-1 ATS. The Golden Bears are 6-4 and 5-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinal post a 5-5 over under record this season, while the Golden Bears have gone 3-7 against the number.

View California vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Golden Bears listed as 20-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cardinal sit at No. 6 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Bears are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cardinal will win this game 56-35.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stanford's No. 5-ranked offense (46.4 PPG) against a Golden Bears defense that ranks No. 39 at 22.4 PPG. The Cardinal passing attack has averaged 280.1 yards per game, more than the Golden Bears give up through the air (199.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Golden Bears own the league's No. 103-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 221 yards per game when on the road. Stanford, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, California was a 23-6 winner at home against Oregon State. They covered the 8–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (29) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Stanford was a 53-30 loser in its last match at home against Oregon. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 83 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Golden Bears at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 6 games on the road
California is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Stanford
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of California's last 9 games when playing Stanford
Stanford is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
Stanford is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Stanford's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Stanford's last 9 games when playing California

Next up:
California at Arizona State, Friday, November 25
Stanford home to Notre Dame, Saturday, November 26

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