Oregon State Beavers vs. California Golden Bears - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (3-2) at Oregon State Beavers (1-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Reser Stadium)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The California Golden Bears will travel to play the Oregon State Beavers in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.
The Oregon State Beavers are 1-3 (0-1) this season after losing to Colorado by a score of 47-6 in their last game. Oregon State played poorly in this game and is in danger of yet another disappointing season. The Oregon State offense is averaging 22.5 points per game with 139.2 rushing yards and 172.8 passing yards per game. Darell Garretson is completing 54.9% of his passes for 508 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Oregon State. Ryan Nall has rushed for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Artavis Pierce has ran for 144 yards for the Beavers. Seth Collins has caught 21 passes for 241 yards, while Victor Bolden has caught 15 passes for 144 yards and 1 touchdown for Oregon State. The Oregon State defense is giving up 30.5 points per game with 201.8 rushing yards and 227.8 passing yards per game. Devin Chappell has led the Oregon State defense with 28 tackles and 1 sack, while Treston Decoud has added 27 tackles and 2 interceptions. Garrett Owens has gone 6-8 on field goals for Oregon State, with a long of 45 yards.
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The California Golden Bears are 3-2 (1-1) this season after beating Utah by a score of 28-23 in their last game. Cal has played better than most people were expecting this season, beating two ranked teams. The California offense is averaging 42 points per game with 119.4 rushing yards and 428.6 passing yards per game. Davis Webb is completing 62.7% of his passes for 2143 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for California. Vic Enwere has rushed for 324 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Khalfani Muhammad has rushed for 212 yards and 1 touchdown for the Golden Bears. Chad Hansen has caught 55 passes for 754 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Demetrius Robertson has caught 15 passes for 309 yards and 5 touchdowns for Cal. The Cal defense is giving up 38.6 points per game with 246 rushing yards and 236 passing yards per game. Raymon Davison has led the California defense with 46 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss, while Cameron Saffle has added 35 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Matt Anderson has gone 7-8 on field goals for Cal, with a long of 47 yards.
California is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The over is 4-0 in Cal’s last 4 road games. Oregon State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 conference games. The over is 4-0 in Oregon State’s last 5 October games. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Oregon State has been a disappointment again this season, while Cal has been able to play better than most expected. Cal has been dynamic on offense but has struggled on the defensive side of the ball. Oregon State has been bad on both sides of the ball and I don’t expect that to change. I expect Davis Webb and Cal to torch the Oregon State defense and get the win.