The Bears look like the best team in the Pac-10 but to prove that they will have to win at Oregon in college football odds. College football betting lines favor the Bears by 5.5 points in this game on Saturday with an online sportsbook total of 57.
The Bears are led by Heisman Trophy candidate Jahvid Best who leads the country with nine touchdowns. "I see him as a complete player," offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig said. "I don't see him as a role player. That guy, we're asking him to do a lot and he accepts his workload and responsibility." He is averaging 7.8 yards per carry this college football betting lines season. The Bears know that they have the early advantage in the Pac-10 since USC lost at Washington. They can’t afford to slip up though at Oregon since they host USC next in college football odds.
California has been getting good balance in their offense with Best running the ball and Kevin Riley throwing it. Riley threw for 252 yards last week as college football betting lines show and has five TDs and no interceptions this season. College football betting lines indicate that the Bears have won three straight over Oregon in the series.
Oregon lost their college football betting lines opener this season to Boise State but has bounced back with two wins. Last week’s win in college football odds was over #18 Utah so if the Ducks can upset the Bears they would likely move back into the Top 25. It might be difficult though since the Ducks are not getting good play out of quarterback Jeremiah Masoli who was 4 of 16 passes for 95 yards and an interception last week. When Masoli runs the ball he does well as he has 205 yards and a team-high four TDs. Last year in this college football betting lines matchup he threw two interceptions as Cal won 26-16 in sports betting.
Many of the college football betting lines trends favor California. The Bears are 4-0 vs. college football betting lines in their last 4 games in September and 10-1 in college football betting lines in their last 11 games on turf. The one sports’ betting trend that doesn’t favor Cal is when they are laying points on the road in college football betting lines. They are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games as a road favorite in college football odds.