California vs. Washington State - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington State Cougars (4-4) at California Golden Bears (4-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm (California Memorial Stadium)
The Line: California Golden Bears +7.5 -- Over/Under:
The Washington State Cougars and Cal Golden Bears meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Washington State Cougars could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Washington State Cougars have lost all three road games this season. Anthony Gordon is completing 70 percent of his passes for 3,387 yards, 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Gordon has three or more touchdowns in seven of his last eight games. Easop Winston Jr. and Brandon Arconado have combined for 1,197 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Dezmon Patmon has 36 receptions. The Washington State Cougars ground game is averaging 85.5 yards per contest, and Max Borghi leads the way with 566 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Washington State is allowing 29.8 points and 450.3 yards per game. Jahad Woods leads the Washington State Cougars with 79 tackles, Will Rodgers III has four sacks and Marcus Strong has two interceptions.
The Cal Golden Bears need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Cal Golden Bears have split their last four home games. Chase Garbers is completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 952 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Garbers and Devon Modster have combined for 10 touchdown passes and five interceptions. Nikko Remigio and Jordan Duncan have combined for 486 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kekoa Crawford has 10 receptions. The Cal Golden Bears ground game is averaging 116.8 yards per contest, and Christopher Brown Jr. leads the way with 504 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Cal is allowing 20.8 points and 373.6 yards per game. Evan Weaver leads the Cal Golden Bears with 127 tackles, Cameron Goode has 4.5 sacks and Traveon Beck has one interception.
The Cougars are 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games following a ATS win, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Bears are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games in November, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cougars are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings in California and the road team is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 meetings. The under is 24-8 in Golden Bears last 32 games overall. The over is 20-8 in Cougars last 28 road games.
The Washington State Cougars are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Cal Golden Bears are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games as a home underdog. Washington State hasn't been the same team since blowing that 30-point lead to UCLA, as the Cougars were looking at a 3-0 record and are now 4-4 and fighting for their bowl lives. The Cal Golden Bears are averaging 10.25 points during their four-game losing streak and it doesn't look like help is coming anytime soon with Garbers still out. I don't want to lay big chalk with the Washington State Cougars as much as the next guy, but Cal will have problems in this game if it can't score. The Cougars should have a field day in this game.