Owing to the defensive prowess of head coach Justin Wilcox is a California team that is an emerging contender. Wilcox took over a Golden Bears, whose defense was a College Football betting liability. In his just his third year on the job Wilcox has Cal in the Pac 12 North Division hunt. In the same way, second-year head coach Mario Cristobal is moving the needle in Oregon. Week one saw the Ducks lose a heartbreaker to Auburn. Since then the Ducks are on a roll and also have a strong shot at the Pac 12 North.
California Golden Bears vs. Oregon Ducks
|Date and Time:||Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon|
|California vs. Oregon TV Coverage:||FOX|
California Golden Bears vs. Oregon Ducks Overview
Now Oregon has an online wagering record of 3-0 straight up, 2-2 against the spread, and 1-3 under the total. Mario Cristobal’s team is coming off a 21-6 win and payout at Stanford followed by a bye week. Overall the Ducks rank 19th in the nation for scoring offense and seventh for points allowed.
Cal is 4-1 straight up, 2-3 with the line and 1-4 under the total. Last week the Golden Bears suffered a 24-17 home loss to Arizona State. Of great concern for Cal is an offense ranked 108th in the country. Defensively the Golden Bears rank 28th for points allowed.
Key Golden Bears: QB Chase Garbers (952 YDS, 59.1% COMP, 8.3 AVG, 8 TD, 2 INT, 15 SACK, 148.1 RTG, 54 RSH, 127 YDS, 2.4 YPC, 0 TD), RB Christopher Brown Jr (91 RSH, 389 YDS, 4.3 YPC, 3 TD, 10 REC, 70 YDS, 7.0 YPC, 1 TD), WR Nikko Remigio (12 REC, 188 YDS, 15.7 YPC, 1 TD), PK Greg Thomas (13-13 XP, 8-9 FG)
Key Ducks: QB Justin Herbert (1127 YDS, 74.4% COMP, 8.7 YPC, 14 TD, 0 INT, 7 SACKS, 183.6 RTG), CJ Verdell (54 RSH, 231 YDS, 4.3 YPC, 2 TD), TE Jacob Breeland (18 REC, 265 YDS, 14.7 YPC, 5 TD)
California and Oregon vs. The Line
The Golden Bears are:
- 8-1 against the spread on the road
- 1-7 under the total away from home
- 1-7 on the board against Oregon
- 5-2 over the total in their series with the Ducks
- 6-1 with the odds on the road against Pac 12 teams
- 1-8 under the total on the Pac 12 road
The Ducks are:
- 3-6 against the spread in their last nine home games
- 3-5 under the total at home
- 7-1 with the odds at home against Cal
- 1-8 under the total when hosting the Golden Bears
- 5-2 on the board at home against the Pac 12
- 3-2 over the total when hosting Pac 12 teams
California Golden Bears vs. Oregon Ducks College Football Betting Picks
In this situation, we have a more complete Oregon team with more college football betting firepower. As was previously noted Cal struggles badly to get the money against the Ducks. Oregon has been dominant at home against the Golden Bears and Pac 12. Most important of all Cal’s lack of offense matches up poorly here.
California vs. Oregon College Football Betting Prediction: Oregon Ducks
California vs. Oregon College Football Betting Score Prediction: Ducks 31, Golden Bears 14