|2013 Pac-12 College Football Week 5 Odds: California vs. Oregon|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 27 September 2013 11:00|
California vs. Oregon Odds
Oregon is 3-0 overall, 2-0 at home and 3-0 against the spread. Cal is 1-2 overall, 0-3 against the spread and playing in its road opener. Oregon has won four straight against California.
Trends show that the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five in this series and Cal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 trips to Oregon. These two have hit the under in their last 6 encounters at Oregon.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oregon is the clear favorite at home, as the Ducks have odds of -36 points against Cal. The over/under total for the game has been set at 84 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Oregon favored by 34.5 points. The spread was never lower than that, and hit a peak of 36.5 points before falling back to 36. The over/under total opened at 84.5 points and has since lost the hook.
Oregon is 3-0 thanks to a 59-14 win over Tennessee two weeks ago. The Ducks are averaging 61.3 points per game, which ranks second in the nation. Defensively, Oregon are holding opponents to 9 points per game, which ranks fifth in the country. Quarterback Marcus Mariota has thrown for 889 yards and seven touchdowns while also rushing for 262 yards and four scores. De’Anthony Thomas has rushed for 338 yards and six touchdowns.
Cal fell to 1-2 with a 52-34 loss to Ohio State two weeks ago. The Golden Bears are giving up 42 points per game on defense, while the offense is racking up 33.7 points per game. Cal has thrown for 438.7 passing yards per game, which is second-best in the country. Jared Goff has thrown for 1,306 yards and seven touchdowns in the three games while Chris Harper and Bryce Treggs have combined for 49 receptions for 641 yards and four touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Cal linebackers Michael Barton (knee) and Nick Forbes (back) are both questionable for the game. Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown is questionable due to an undisclosed injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Oregon, as the Ducks are getting 82% of the wagers with odds of -36 points against Cal.