Stanford vs. Cal Pick
Given the struggles of Cal's defense this season, will the Golden Bears' game this Saturday versus Stanford go over the total?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cardinal is now a 10.5-point road favorite versus the Golden Bears after opening as an 11.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 63.5 but has jumped to 65.
STANFORD KEY TRENDS: The Cardinal is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight road games and is 21-8-1 at the betting window in its last 30 games versus an opponent that has a losing record. Stanford has also been a solid play overall, covering in 19 of its lat 28 games and going 14-6 against the spread in its last 20 conference games. Coming off a win, David Shaw's team is 13-6 at the betting window.
CAL KEY TRENDS: The Golden Bears are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five conference games and have failed to cover in four of their last five games overall. They're also just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning record and are just 9-25 against the number in their last 34 games coming off a loss.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Berkeley but I'm not touching the under with that Cal defense. They rank 127th in the nation in total yards allowed per game (540.5), are 94th in passing yards allowed (257.1), 127th in rushing yards allowed (283.4), and 128th in points allowed (45.6). They can also score, averaging 37.8 points per game, which ranks 21st in the nation. The over has cashed in five of Cal's last six home games and in nine of 12 overall.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 PICK: STANFORD/CAL OVER 65