California vs. Arizona Total Pick
With the total below 60 points, will Arizona and California be able to go over when the two meet in Pac-12 action this weekend?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, October 6, 2018
10PM ET – Arizona Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, California is favored on the road, as the Golden Bears are getting odds of -2.5 points against Arizona. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 57 points. The public betting for this game currently has 76 percent going on California on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cal falls to Oregon
The Golden Bears are coming off a 42-24 loss at home to Oregon to fall to 3-1 on the season and 0-1 in the Pac-12. The Bears are 1-2-1 against the spread thus far and 2-2 with the over/under total.
Cal is putting up 28.5 points and 393.5 yards per game on offense this season. The Bears have been split on their starting QB, but Chase Garbers remains the starter. He has thrown for 493 yards and six touchdowns this year with four interceptions. Brandon McIlwain has thrown for 230 yards and two scores while also leading the team in rushing with 252 yards. Defensively, Cal is giving up 25 points and 348 yards per contest.
Arizona falls to USC
The Wildcats are coming off a 24-20 loss at home to USC last week to fall to 2-3 on the season. They are also 1-1 in the Pac-12, 2-3 against the spread and 4-1 with the under.
Arizona is moving the ball well, averaging 31.6 points and 481.4 yards per game. Khalil Tate has thrown for 1,271 yards and 10 touchdowns this season and also has three interceptions. J.J. Taylor is the leading rusher with 527 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the Wildcats are struggling, giving up 28.4 points and 418.8 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing 204.6 yards per game.
College Football Betting Trends
The Golden Bears have hit the under in four of their last five road games and they are 20-8-1 with the under in their last 29 games in October.
Arizona has hit the under in four straight conference games but is 6-2 with the over in its last eight games following a loss.
These two have hit the over in their last two meetings, scoring nearly 90 points in both. The Wildcats have shown some improvement on offense, but mostly against lesser teams. I think they will be able to move the ball at home, even against Cal’s respectable defense. The Golden Bears also should see an uptick in offense when it takes on this lackluster Arizona defense.
College Football Prediction: Cal/Arizona Over 57