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California Golden Bears at Stanford Cardinal Week 12 Betting Pick and Odds

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the California Golden Bears on Saturday when they take on the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium in Week 12 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Stanford Cardinal here saw them at Bovada as -17.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 37-21 result in favor of the Cardinal. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Stanford Cardinal sport a record of 7-3 and 4-5-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the California Golden Bears sit at 5-5 and 6-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 4-6 for the Cardinal and 5-5 for the Golden Bears. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Stanford vs California injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Stanford Cardinal rated this week at No. 18 and the California Golden Bears sitting at No. 82.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Stanford's No. 34-ranked offense, averaging 33.3 PPG, against a California defense that ranks No. 84 this week at 29.4 PPG. The Stanford aerial game is averaging 182.7 yards per game, less than the California Golden Bears secondary allows through the air, 261.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the California Golden Bears own the league's No. 110-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 227.25 yards per game when on the road. Stanford, on the other hand, rates No. 6 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last game, Stanford got a 166-yard performance from Bryce Love as a key part of its 30-22 win over Washington.

Betting Trends
  • California is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 6 games
  • California is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • California is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Stanford is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Stanford is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games
  • Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

California at UCLA, Friday, November 24th
Stanford home to Notre Dame, Saturday, November 25th