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Stanford Cardinal Face the California Golden Bears: Week 13 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

Stanford Cardinal


California Golden Bears
Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:00 PM ET
California Memorial Stadium

Stanford has won The Big Game with Cal four seasons in a row, going 3-1 ATS in the process. But while this season the Cardinal are a disappointment at 5-5 overall, the Bears are a nice surprise with the exact same record. Cal shoots to snap that skid against Stanford, and become bowl-eligible, when the teams meet for the 117th time, Saturday afternoon in Berkeley.

The Cardinal are just 2-4 both SU and ATS over their last six games, after losing at home in overtime to Utah last week 20-17. The Bears, meanwhile, are only 1-4 SU over their last five games, but 3-2 ATS, and 7-3 ATS for the season, after picking up a back-door cover in a 38-30 loss at USC last Thursday.

Stanford Cardinal vs California Golden Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

The home California Golden Bears opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Stanford Cardinal vs California Golden Bears Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 40-29 result in favor of the Golden Bears. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Stanford Cardinal vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The California Golden Bears sit at 5-5 (7-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Stanford Cardinal are currently 5-5 (3-6-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? California is 6-4 OU, and Stanford is 3-7 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and California vs Stanford injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the California Golden Bears rated this week at No. 102 and the Stanford Cardinal sitting at No. 48.

How Stanford Cardinal vs California Golden Bears Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the California Golden Bears No. 9-ranked offense (40.7 PPG) against a Stanford Cardinal defense that ranks No. 7 at 16.5 PPG. The California Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 351.9 yards per game, more than the Stanford Cardinal give up through the air (171.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Stanford Cardinal feature the league's No. 35-rated road run defense, allowing 147.75 yards per game. California, meanwhile, ranks No. 102 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinal suffered a Week 12 loss against Utah in their last game, falling 20-17 at Stanford Stadium.

The Golden Bears suffered a Week 12 loss against Southern Cal in their last game, falling 38-30 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Stanford Cardinal vs California Golden Bears Betting Odds Trends

Stanford is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Stanford is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Stanford is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Stanford's last 9 games
California is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
California is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of California's last 9 games
California is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Stanford at UCLA, Friday, November 28th
California home to BYU, Saturday, November 29th