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Washington State Cougars vs. California Golden Bears - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

California Golden Bears (4-5) at Washington State Cougars (7-2)
Date & Time Saturday November 12, 2016, 10:30 PM (EST)
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The Line: Washington State Cougars -14.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | California Golden Bears (4-5) at Washington State Cougars (7-2)

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

The Washington State Cougars are 7-2 (6-0) this season after beating Arizona by a score of 69-7 in their last game. Washington State has won 7 games in a row and is sitting tied for 1st place in the PAC-12 North standings. The Washington State offense is averaging 43 points per game with 118.4 rushing yards and 383.9 passing yards per game. Luke Falk is completing 74.1% of his passes for 3237 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Washington State. James Williams has rushed for 435 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Gerard Wicks has added 275 yards and 10 scores for the Cougars. Gabe Marks has caught 61 passes for 622 yards and 10 touchdowns, while River Cracraft has added 44 catches for 614 yards and 2 touchdowns for Washington State. The Washington State defense is giving up 24.7 points per game with 118.8 rushing yards and 254.6 passing yards per game. Peyton Pelluer has led the Washington State defense with 52 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Shalom Luani has added 39 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 3 interceptions. Erik Powell has gone 5-10 on field goals, with a long of 36 yards.

The California Golden Bears are 4-5 (2-4) this season after losing to Washington by a score of 66-27 in their last game. California has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 4th in the PAC-12 North standings. The Cal offense is averaging 39.7 points per game with 286.7 rushing yards and 241.2 passing yards per game. Davis Webb is completing 61% of his passes for 3176 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions for Cal. Khalfani Muhammad has rushed for 648 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Tre Watson has added 513 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Golden Bears. Chad Hansen has caught 64 passes for 840 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Demetris Robertson has caught 38 passes for 551 yards and 6 scores for Cal. The Cal defense is giving up 44.4 points per game with 286.7 rushing yards and 241.2 passing yards per game. Khari Vanderbilt has led the California defense with 61 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and .5 sacks, while Luke Rubenzer has added 56 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions. Matt Anderson is 13-15 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.

California is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The over is 5-1 in Cal’s last 6 road games. Washington State is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games. The over is 6-1 in Washington State’s last 7 conference games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.

Washington State is in the PAC-12 title race and will be at home for this matchup. The Cal defense has been very bad this season, while the Washington State offense is very powerful. Cal also has a high-powered offense, but Washington State has the edge on defense. Luke Falk should be in for a huge game and I like Washington State to win in a high scoring game. 

Washington State Cougars -14.5

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