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Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears Week 5 Betting Prediction and Odds

The visiting Washington State Cougars hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at California Memorial Stadium against the Golden Bears.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the California Golden Bears pegged as -13.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 34-26 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.

Washington State Cougars vs California Golden Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

California battles the Washington State Cougars, currently with a 2-1 mark (1-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 2-2 for the Golden Bears and 1-2 for the Washington State Cougars. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and California vs Washington State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 66-rated California Golden Bears and the No. 77-rated Washington State Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the California Golden Bears No. 10-ranked offense (45.75 PPG) against a Washington State Cougars defense that ranks No. 68 at 24 PPG. The California Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 350.5 yards per game, more than the Washington State Cougars give up through the air (187 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Washington State Cougars own the league's No. 78-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 198 yards per game when on the road. California, on the other hand, rates No. 82 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brian Hill tore up the turf for 139 rushing yards in the latest Cougars game, a 31-14 win over the Cowboys at Martin Stadium.

Jared Goff led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 342 yards Saturday as the Golden Bears downed the Huskies 30-24 at Husky Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Washington State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington State is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • Washington State is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Washington State is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • California is 6-17 ATS in its last 23 games at home
  • California is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • California is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington State

Next Betting Matchups

Washington State at Oregon, Saturday, October 10th
California at Utah, Saturday, October 10th