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.