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College Football Betting Preview: Oregon State Beavers vs. California Bears
October 7, 2023
The Oregon State Beavers bounced back from their loss against the Washington State Cougars by defeating the Utah Utes at home by a score of 21-7 and will look to improve to 5-1 on the year when they travel to Berkeley, California to take on the Cal Bears at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. Which team will come away with the win in this matchup in week 6 of the college football season? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Oregon State Beavers enter this game ranked 15
in the AP Poll and 16
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 4-1 following a 21-7 win at home against the Utah Utes while covering the 4-point spread as a home favorite in week 5 of the college football season. Oregon State scored 21 points while compiling a total of 358 yards offensively which included 227 passing yards and 131 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 198 total yards defensively which included 141 passing yards and 57 rushing yards. DJ Uiagalelei led the team in passing, completing 14 of 25 attempts for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 18 yards. Damien Martinez led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown. Silas Bolden led the team in receiving, catching six of eight targets for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Cal enters this game with a record of 3-2 following a 24-21 win at home against the Arizona State Sun Devils while failing to cover the 13-point spread as a home favorite in week 5 of the college football season. The Bears scored 24 points while compiling a total of 326 yards offensively which included 130 passing yards and 196 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 430 total yards defensively which included 362 passing yards and 68 rushing yards. Sam Jackson V led the team in passing, completing 12 of 29 attempts for 130 yards and a touchdown. Jaydn Ott led the team in rushing with 29 carries for 165 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for nine yards. Jeremiah Hunter led the team in receiving, catching six of 12 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Oregon State Beavers listed as 7.5-point favorites on the road against the Cal Bears on Saturday night in week 6 of the college football season. The teams have split the last ten games in the series while Oregon State has won two of the last three while going 2-1 ATS in those contests. Oregon State is 3-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS on the road, 3-2 ATS as a favorite, and 1-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Cal Bears are 2-3 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS at home, 1-1 ATS as an underdog, and 0-2 ATS in conference games on the year.
Oregon State enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Beavers are 2-1 ATS in the last three contests and have been the better team at covering the spread this season going 3-2 ATS overall while the Bears are 2-3 ATS overall. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the Oregon State Beavers -7 on the road against the Cal Bears on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Oregon State Beavers -7
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