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California Golden Bears vs. Washington Huskies - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Huskies (8-0) at California Golden Bears (4-4)
Date & Time Saturday November 5, 2016, 10:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line: California Golden Bears +16 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Washington Huskies (8-0) at California Golden Bears (4-4)

The Washington Huskies will travel to play the California Golden Bears in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.

The California Golden Bears are 4-4 (2-3) this season after losing to USC by a score of 45-24 in their last game. California has alternated wins and losses this season and is in 4th in the PAC-12 North standings. The Cal offense is averaging 41.2 points per game with 170.9 rushing yards and 365.6 passing yards per game. Davis Webb is completing 62.4% of his passes for 2914 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions for California. Khalfani Muhammad has rushed for 614 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Tre Watson has added 484 yards and 2 scores for the Golden Bears. Chad Hansen (Questionable) has caught 59 passes for 770 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Demetris Robertson has added 35 catches for 469 yards and 6 touchdowns for Cal. The Cal defense is giving up 41.8 points per game with 286.6 rushing yards and 219.2 passing yards per game. Raymon Davison has led the Cal defense with 56 tackles and 1 interception, while Cameron Saffle has added 40 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Matt Anderson has gone 13-15 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.

The Washington Huskies are 8-0 (5-0) this season after beating Utah by a score of 31-24 in their last game. Washington was able to win this game after they returned a punt for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The Washington offense is averaging 46.1 points per game with 224 rushing yards and 249.9 passing yards per game. Jake Browning is completing 67.7% of his passes for 1895 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Washington. Myles Gaskin has rushed for 878 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Lavon Coleman has added 492 yards and 2 touchdowns for Washington. John Ross has caught 38 passes for 534 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Dante Pettis has caught 29 passes for 470 yards and 8 scores for the Huskies. The Washington defense is giving up 15.8 points per game with 153.9 rushing yards and 171.9 passing yards per game. Azeem Victor has led the Huskies defense with 64 tackles and 3 tackles for loss, while Joe Mathis has added 25 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. Cameron Van Winkle has gone 7-10 on field goals for Washington, with a long of 45 yards.

Washington is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on turf. The over is 5-0 in Washington’s last 5 road games. Cal is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 November games. The over is 4-1 in Cal’s last 5 home games. The under is 7-0 in these two teams last 7 games.

Washington was able to escape with a win last week, while Cal couldn’t stop the USC offense and lost by three scores. The Washington offense is high-powered and should have a field day against a bad Cal defense. Cal also has a strong offense, but the Washington defense is one of the better defenses in the country. With Cal at home, I am tempted to take them with the points, but I am going to go with Washington due to how bad the Cal defense really is. 

Washington Huskies -16

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