|ESPN2 Friday Night College Football Odds: Washington vs. California|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 02 November 2012 12:30|
Washington vs. Cal Odds
California is 3-6 overall, 2-4 in the Pac-12 and 2-3 at home. Washington is 4-4 overall, 2-3 in conference play and 0-3 on the road. The Huskies are 4-4 against the spread this year while the Bears are 3-6 ATS. Washington has won three straight over Cal in this series.
Trends show that Washington is 5-1 against the spread in its last 6 against Cal. The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 games of this series while the two teams have combined to hit the over in 4 of their last 5 encounters at Cal.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv California is a slight favorite at home, as the Bears have odds of -4 points against Washington on Friday night. The over/under total has been set at 52 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Cal favored by 4.5 points. That was the highest the spread ever got. The low for the odds was Cal -3.5 before it closed at the Bears -4 points.
Washington is coming off a 20-17 win against Oregon State last week. The last time the Huskies beat a ranked team this year, it was Stanford. Washington then lost its next three games. Washington is scoring just 20.6 points per game this year while the defense is giving up an average of 28 points per contest. The team is being led by running back Bishop Sankey, who has rushed for 666 yards and nine touchdowns.
California has lost two straight following a 49-27 loss at Utah last week. The Bears are currently giving up an average of 28.3 points per game on defense while the offense is being held to just 25.8 points per game. Despite the scoring troubles, Cal has a decent quarterback in Zach Maynard. Maynard has thrown for 2,039 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.
In terms of Injuries, Washington receiver James Johnson is doubtful for this game due to a wrist injury. Cal defensive back Marc Anthony is doubtful due to a concussion while linebacker Brennan Scarlett is questionable with a hand injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Washington. The Huskies are getting 61% of the wagers with odds of +4 points at Cal on Friday night.