California at Washington State 12/12/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Washington State Cougars (1-1) vs California Golden Bears (1-3)
Game Info: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Clarence D. Martin Stadium)
Betting Odds: Washington State Cougars 0 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The California Golden Bears and Washington State Cougars face off on Saturday in a Pac 12 showdown at Martin Stadium.
Coming into this season there were some expectations surrounding this Cal Golden Bears team, but they haven’t lived up to it. Cal lost their first three games of the season before they were able to defeat Oregon in the last game. This was a team that knew they had to lean on their defense and in the last game against Oregon they were finally good giving up 17 points. On the season Cal’s defense is giving up 26.5 points per game. At quarterback, California is led by Chase Gabers who has been inconsistent and on the season he has thrown for 771 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions.In the last game Gabers threw for 183 yards and a touchdown.
On the other side of this matchup is Washington State who sits with a 1-2 record and each of the last two games the defense has been bad. Two games ago against Oregon, Washington State gave up 43 points and in the last game against USC they gave up 38 points including 38 points given up in the 1st quarter. In that game against USC, Washington State also only scored 13 points and that offense is going to need to be better. At quarterback, Washington State is led by Jayden De Laura but in the last game he only threw for 134 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. In this game the offense is going to need to be a lot better.
The under is 14-4 in Cal’s last 18 games on fieldturf. Washington State is 8-2 against the spread in their last ten games against teams with a losing record. The over is 6-2 in Washington State’s last eight games overall. The road team is 11-5 against the spread in the last 16 meetings between Cal and Washington State.
Cal’s defense looked better in the last game and Washington State’s offense has been suspect at best. Look for both teams to struggle to score in this game and that is going to lead to this game staying under the total.