|2012 Pac-12 College Football Week 12 Odds: California vs. Oregon State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 16 November 2012 07:30|
California vs. Oregon State Odds
Oregon State is 7-2 on the season, 5-2 in the Pac-12 and 4-0 at home. Cal is 3-8 overall, 2-6 in the Pac-12 and 1-3 on the road. The Beavers are 6-3 against the spread this year while the Golden Bears are 3-8 ATS. Oregon State has won four of the last five against Cal.
Trends show that Cal is just 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games with Oregon State. These two teams have hit the under in 5 of their last 8 encounters and 4 of their last 5 meetings at Oregon State.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oregon State is the clear favorite at home, as the Beavers have odds of -14.5 points against Cal. The over/under total has been set at 48 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Oregon State favored by 14 points. The spread was never lower than that and has simply added the hook since to get to Oregon State -14.5.
Oregon State is coming off a 27-23 loss to Stanford last week. The Beavers have now dropped two of their last three games by a combined 7 points. The Beavers are scoring just 25.9 points per game this year, but the defense is holding opponents to just 19.1 points per contest. Oregon State is being led by receiver Brandin Cooks, who has caught 57 passes for 988 yards and four touchdowns.
Cal is coming off a 59-17 loss to Oregon last week. The Bears have now lost four straight games coming into this contest. Cal is averaging just 23.8 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 30.5 points per game. This year’s team is being led by running back C.J. Anderson, who has rushed for 729 yards and four touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Cal quarterback Zach Maynard is doubtful with a knee injury, as is receiver Keenan Allen. Oregon State quarterback Cody Vaz is doubtful with an ankle injury while guard Grant Enger is doubtful with an ankle injury as well.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Oregon State. The Beavers are getting 56% of the wagers with odds of -14.5 points at home against Cal on Saturday night.