Cal v. Oregon State College Football Betting Odds and Lines: Bears Are Dogs at Home
California is a one-score underdog against Oregon State
The California Golden Bears may have stumped Las Vegas oddsmakers.
After suffering a recent slate of challenging close defeats (and one not-so-close loss against Washington State), the Golden Bears bounced back against the Colorado Buffaloes with a dominant 26-3 result last Saturday.
Despite the recent success, the California Golden Bears (2-5, 1-3 Pac-12) are one-score underdogs against the Oregon State Beavers (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) this Saturday, Oct. 30.
The most recent Cal v. Oregon State college football betting odds is California +1.5 and a 56 total, as of Oct. 25, according to U.S. sportsbook odds aggregator VegasInsider.com.
California is about a one-point underdog, and the total for “over-or-under” total score bets is 56.
The Cal v. Oregon State spread opened at 11:03 a.m. Pacific on Sunday at the Circa Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, according to VegasInsider.com. The Circa sportsbook began taking bets with an opening line of California +1 and a 58 and one-half total.
Online sportsbook DraftKings offered “pick ‘em” odds, which indicates neither team is favored, to open its line on Sunday at 11:33 a.m. Pacific. In short, the sportsbook offered no point spread, and bettors needed only to pick which team they believed would win to claim a winning bet.
DraftKings’ most recent betting line, according to VegasInsider.com on Monday, is the consensus line of California +1.5.
Oregon State has been on a roll. Last Saturday, it defeated the Utah Utes 42-34, coming from behind to earn the home victory under solid special teams and on-the-ground play.
After trailing in the first two quarters, sophomore tight end Luke Musgrave gave Oregon State a 28-24 lead after the halftime break when he blocked a punt and returned it for a 27-yard touchdown.
Oregon State also showed how they lead the Pac-12 Conference in rushing yards per game. The Beavers put up 188 rushing yards, including 152 yards and one touchdown from junior running back B.J. Baylor.
The Beavers should be particularly motivated against the Golden Bears this Saturday.
Oregon State leads the Pac-12 North division and is one game away from bowl eligibility. The Beavers have not been eligible for a post-season bowl since the 2013 season.