Cal v. Nevada College Football Betting Odds and Lines: Golden Bears Are Favorites, Just Barely
Cal Golden Bears start their season against the Nevada Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference
The California Golden Bears begin the 2021 college football season hosting the Nevada Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Pacific. The week-one match-up will be held at FTX Field at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif.
The most recent Cal v. Nevada college football betting odds are California -3 and a 52.5 total, as of Aug. 30, according to VegasInsider.com, an aggregator of Las Vegas and other legal sportsbook operators nationwide.
In short, the California Golden Bears are favorites over the Nevada Wolf Pack by three points. The total for over-or-under bets is 52 and one-half points.
The odds for California’s season-opener have not changed since sportsbooks first accepted bets for the game.
The first Cal v. Nevada college football betting lines opened on June 30 at California -3 at the Station Casinos sportsbook, according to VegasInsider.com. The opening line implies oddsmakers expect California’s season-opener could go either way. Oddsmakers typically give the home team a three-point handicap to account for home-field advantage.
California is a favorite by as many as four-and-a-half points, according to VegasInsider.com. As of Aug. 30, the online sportsbook SportsBetting.com has a line of California -4.5 and a 52.5 total.
If Strong enters the game at anything less than 90% then UNR is ripe for the picking. As with every Wilcox game, expect it to go down to the very end.
Agree it is an important game, but all games are important. This Nevada QB is really good and projected to be a first round pick if not top 3 in the draft. In college ball, a great QB makes a lot of difference. So, tons of pressure on our D. Something tells me the D will be up for the challenge and wreak havoc all over the field with disguises and blitzes.
Yet again for Cal it will be up to the O and if they can score any points. Talk out of camp, which is always bullish is that Garbers has improved dramatically. Is the OL ready to go with possibly 3 new starters? We will find out who the starters are 2morrow morning when the depth chart is released. The OL has to perform and help out Garbers as much as possible. I'm bullish on the OL but realistic; a 60% turnover in the group means they likely haven't jelled...yet.
Obviously we can't have any issues on ST.
We will know by half time what type of team we have. Get the win (hopefully) and continue to improve over the next few weeks, which typically are the largest improvement gains in a season. But no more excuses about COVID are partial install of the offense. They've had a full camp to prepare.