Washington vs. Cal Prediction
Will Washington and Cal light up the scoreboard so bettors can cash the over tonight at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Huskies are now 18.5-point road favorites versus the Golden Bears after opening as a 15.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number opened at 78.5 and has been bet down to 76.
The Huskies are in the midst of an 11-game winning streak, which is the team's longest since winning 12 straight from 2000-01. The only team with a longer active streak is Alabama, which has won 20 consecutive games ahead of its battle with LSU tonight in Baton Rouge. Western Michigan, which won Tuesday night, has also won 11 straight games to join Washington.
As for the Golden Bears, they have just one win against AP Top-5 teams in the last 40 years (Washington is currently ranked No. 4 in this week's AP Poll and fifth in the college football playoff rankings). During that stretch, Cal is just 1-29-1, with its lone victory coming against No. 3 USC in 2003 when Pete Carroll was still coaching the Trojans.
OUR PREDICTION: Washington quarterback Jake Browning leads the FBS in touchdown rate at 14.6 according to ESPN.com. He's thrown 28 touchdowns in just 192 attempts and he will break Keith Price's mark of 33 touchdown passes in 2011 for the most in school history. The Golden Bears rank 124th in the nation in points allowed, surrendering a whopping 41.8 points per game. Washington has been outstanding defensively this season, but Cal is averaging 41.2 points per contest, which ranks 14th in the country. This should be a high-scoring affair tonight in Berkeley.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: WASHINGTON/CAL OVER 76