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College Football Betting Preview: Oregon Ducks vs. California Golden Bears

November 4, 2023


The Cal Bears will travel to Eugene, Oregon to face the 6th-ranked Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium in a battle of two Pac-12 teams on Saturday evening with the game kicking off at 5:30 PM ET and airing on the Pac-12 Network in week 10 of the college football season.

Cal enters this game with a record of 3-5 following a 49-50 loss at home against the USC Trojans while covering the 10-point spread as a home underdog in week 9 of the college football season. The Bears scored 49 points while compiling a total of 527 yards offensively which included 292 passing yards and 235 rushing yards while allowing 50 points and 497 total yards defensively which included 369 passing yards and 128 rushing yards. 

Fernando Mendoza led the team in passing, completing 25 of 39 attempts for 292 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 48 yards on eight attempts. Jaydn Ott led the team in rushing with 21 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns. Jeremiah Hunter led the team in receiving, catching eight of 12 targets for 96 yards.

The Oregon Ducks enter this game ranked 6th in the College Football Playoff rankings with a record of 7-1 following a 35-6 win on the road against the Utah Utes while covering the 6.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 9 of the college football season. Oregon scored 35 points while compiling a total of 390 yards offensively which included 248 passing yards and 142 rushing yards while allowing 6 points and 241 total yards defensively which included 142 passing yards and 99 rushing yards. 

Bo Nix led the team in passing, completing 24 of 31 attempts for 248 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for eight yards and a touchdown on four attempts. Bucky Irving led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 36 yards. Troy Franklin led the team in receiving, catching eight of ten targets for 99 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Oregon Ducks listed as 24.5-point favorites at home against the Cal Bears on Saturday evening in week 10 of the college football season. Oregon has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Ducks are 6-4 ATS in the last ten while the Bears are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Cal Bears are 3-5 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS on the road, 2-3 ATS as an underdog, and 1-4 ATS in conference games this season while the Oregon Ducks are 6-1-1 ATS overall, 3-1 ATS at home, 6-1 ATS as a favorite, and 3-1-1 ATS in conference games on the year.

Cal has struggled in the series losing eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while also being one of the worst teams at covering the spread in the Pac-12 going 3-5 ATS overall and 1-4 ATS in conference games while Oregon has been one of the best going 6-1-1 ATS overall and 3-1-1 ATS in conference play. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Oregon Ducks when they host the Cal Bears on Saturday evening in week 10 of the college football season.

Spooky Express Pick: Oregon Ducks -24