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California vs. North Texas - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Texas at California
Date & Time Saturday September 14, 2019, 5:15 PM (EDT)
Location
California Memorial Stadium
Berkeley, California
The Line
California Golden Bears -13 O/U: 57.5
TV Channel
PACN
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The North Texas Mean Green and the California Golden Bears will match up on the college football circuit Saturday.

The Green are sitting on a 1-1 record this year so far, taking out ACU 51-31 and then falling to SMU 49-27 over last weekend.

In the SMU loss, North Texas QB Mason Fine put up 152 yards, one TD and one pick, Tre Siggers led the Green rush with 164 yards and one score, and Jaelon Darden had 59 yards and a TD receiving.

Over on the Cal side, they’re 2-0 this year. The Bears beat UC Davis 27-13 to open up and then eked out a great one 20-19 versus Washington.

In the win over Washington, Cal QB Chase Garbers logged 111 pass yards and Christopher Brown had 80 rush yards. Kekoa Crawford led the Cal receivers with 48 yards on three catches.

North Texas is 1-10 ATS in their last 11 overall and 0-6 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss. The Green are 0-5 ATS in their last five road games and 0-6 ATS in their last six on turf.

Meanwhile, the Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last seven on turf. Cal is 4-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games.

North Texas fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter of the SMU game and realistically didn’t have much of a shot beyond that. Cal probably isn’t going to come out with utter offensive dominance like that so this should be a more manageable matchup at least initially. I’m going to stick with the Golden Bears in the end but otherwise not going near it.

Pick:
California Golden Bears -13

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