Washington vs. Cal - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (3-0) at Washington Huskies (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Husky Stadium)
The Line: Washington Huskies +4 -- Over/Under: 61.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington Huskies and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Saturday at Husky Stadium in a Pac-12 college football matchup.
The Washington Huskies are off to a 2-1 start after opening the season with a tough close loss at Boise and bouncing back and winning their next two games. The UW offense is averaging 31 points and 388.3 yards per game as the offense finally came to life last week. Huskies QB Jake Browning has completed 66.3 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and two interceptions. Myles Gaskin leads the Washington rushing attack with 193 yards and three touchdowns and Dwayne Washington is the top receiver with 14 receptions and two touchdowns and Jaydon Mickens has 10 catches. Defensively Washington is allowing 11 points and 267.7 yards per game with three sacks, one fumble recovery, and four interceptions. Azeem Victor is Washington’s leading tackler with 26 tackles and Corey Littleton and Keishawn Bierra each have 16 tackles. Washington is traditionally one of the tougher home teams in the country.
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The Cal Golden Bears are off to a 3-0 start to the season and they play their second road game in a row after squeaking by Texas last week. The California offense is averaging 51 points and 563 yards per game scoring 82 percent of the time they make it to the red zone. Cal QB Jared Goff has completed 73.1 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and two interceptions and he s looking like a NFL prospect. Khalfani Muhammad leads the Cal ground attack with 266 yards and a touchdown and Kenny Lawler is the Bears top receiver with 14 catches and five touchdowns. The Cal defense is allowing 21.7 points and 424 yards per game with eight sacks, two fumble recoveries, and seven interceptions. Damarlay Drew leads Cal in tackles with 18 and Darius White, Michael Barton, and Darius Allenworth have 14 tackles each. Cal allowed Texas to drive down the field several times and gave up plenty of big plays, something they will need to cut down on if they hope to continue to be successful.
Washington is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five Pac-12 games, and 20-9 against the spread in their last 29 home games. Cal is 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 7-16 against the spread in their last 23 Pac-12 games, and 4-13 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. The underdog has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
This is a lot of points and Cal didn’t prove to be a worthy favorite last week against a Texas team with a lot more holes than Washington has. In the meantime Washington has looked ineffective most of the season.the total is really high at 61.5 and I have to believe this one stays under.