California vs. Oregon State - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oregon State Beavers (2-4) at California Golden Bears (4-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm (California Memorial Stadium)
The Line: California Golden Bears -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oregon State Beavers and Cal Golden Bears meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Oregon State Beavers could use a victory here to rebound from a rough 2-4 record. The Oregon State Beavers have lost six of their last eight road games. Jake Luton is completing 60 percent of his passes for 1,428 yards, 14 touchdowns and one interception. Luton has three or more touchdown passes in three of his last six games. Isaiah Hodgins and Champ Flemings have combined for 940 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Kolby Taylor has 17 receptions. The Oregon State Beavers ground game is averaging 177.1 yards per contest, and Artavis Pierce leads the way with 503 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon State is allowing 34 points and 451 yards per game. Shermar Smith leads the Oregon State Beavers with 37 tackles, Hamilcar Rashed Jr. has six sacks and Nahshon Wright has one interception.
The Cal Golden Bears need a bounce back win after suffering back-to-back losses. The Cal Golden Bears have won four of their last six home games. Chase Garbers is completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 952 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Garbers has one or less touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. Nikko Remigio and Kekoa Crawford have combined for 385 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jordan Duncan has 11 receptions. The Cal Golden Bears ground game is averaging 134.1 yards per contest, and Christopher Brown Jr. leads the way with 431 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Cal is allowing 18.3 points and 372.5 yards per game. Evan Weaver leads the Cal Golden Bears with 84 tackles, Cameron Goode has three sacks and Traveon Beck has one interception.
The Beavers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-12 ATS in their last 16 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Bears are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 conference games, 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Beavers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the favorite is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings. The under is 22-8 in Golden Bears last 30 games overall. The over is 15-6-1 in Beavers last 22 games overall.
The Oregon State Beavers have failed to cover nine of their last 11 games as a double-digit underdog. The Cal Golden Bears have failed to cover seven of their last nine games as a double-digit favorite. Cal has been in nothing but close games this season and has looked a little shaky these last two weeks. However, Oregon State is one of those teams that has been awful for years and almost never shows up as big underdogs. Cal is the better team here on both sides of the ball, and the Golden Bears beat the Beavers by 42 points on the road last season. I just don't trust the Oregon State Beavers, even if they've had covering success this season. I'll lay the points with Cal at home.