|2013 College Football Week 13 Odds & Spread: California vs. Stanford|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:00|
California vs. Stanford Odds
Stanford is 8-2 overall, 6-2 in the Pac-12, 5-0 at home and 5-5 against the spread. California is 1-10 overall, 0-8 against the spread, 0-4 on the road and 2-9 against the spread. Stanford has won three straight over Cal.
Trends show that the road team has covered the spread in 4 straight in this series and Cal is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 trips to Stanford. These two have hit the over in four of their last five meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Stanford is favored at home, as the Cardinal are getting odds of -31.5 points against Cal. The over/under total for the game has not been set (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Stanford favored by 30.5 points and slowly climbed up to 31.5.
Stanford is coming off a 20-17 loss at USC last week. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Cardinal, all of which came against ranked teams. The Cardinal have now lost their two games by a combined 9 points. Stanford is scoring 30.4 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 19.5 points per game. The team is being led by running back Tyler Gaffney, who has 1,201 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns while Kevin Hogan has thrown for 1,723 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Cal is coming off a 41-24 loss at Colorado last week. The Golden Bears have now lost nine straight entering this game, with eight losses coming by double figures. Cal is giving up 44.4 points per game, which ranks 124th in the country. The offense is posting just 23.9 points per game. Quarterback Jared Goff has thrown for 3,314 yards and 17 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Chris Harper has 70 receptions for 852 yards and five touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Stanford defensive end Ben Garnder is out for the season with a pectoral injury. Cal running backs Fabiano Hale (ear) and Daniel Lasco (shoulder) are both questionable for the game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Stanford, as the Cardinal are getting 72% of the wagers with odds of -31.5 points against California on Saturday.