California at Oregon State 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Oregon State Beavers (0-2) vs California Golden Bears (0-1)
Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Reser Stadium)
Betting Odds: Oregon State Beavers +6 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cal Golden Bears and Oregon State Beavers face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Reser Stadium.
Oregon State has had COVID concerns this season but they have still played two games so far this year, losing each of the two games. After losing the first game of the season against Washington STate by ten points, they struggled in the second game not scoring any points in the second half and that led a 27-21 loss. On the season Oregon State is averaging 24.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 32.5 points per game. At quarterback, Oregon State is led by Tristin Gabbia who has thrown for 414 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. In this game the offense is going to need to find success and play a complete four quarters.
On the other side of this matchup is the Cal Golden Bears who many looked at as a dark horse in the Pac 12 but if the first game was any indication, that isn’t going to be the case. In the first game of the year against the UCLA Bruins, Cal’s offense couldn’t get a whole lot going, and their defense struggled to slow down the UCLA Bruins offense and that led to the loss. Quarterback Chase Garbers struggled to find his receivers, and the offense didn’t have anyone who was able to establish the ball on the ground. In this game of course the defense is going to need to be better, but if the offense can’t establish anything they are going to be in trouble.
The under is 13-3 in Cal’s last 16 road games. The under is 16-5 in Cal’s last 21 conference games. The over is 10-4-1 in Oregon State’s last 15 games in November. The favorite is 7-3 in in the last ten meetings played between Cal and Oregon State.
Cal’s offense looked bad and I think that will continue in this game. Look for Oregon State to find just enough offensive success to come away with a victory. Take Oregon State on the money line.