Cal v. Stanford College Football Betting Odds and Lines: It's Big Game Week!
California are favorites to take back the Axe
California fans have a lot to celebrate at the start of Big Game Week.
Despite the outbreak of 47 people associated with the California Golden Bears football program testing positive for COVID-19 last week, fans can expect quarterback Chase Garbers and other starters to play against Stanford.
The California Golden Bears (3-6, 2-4 Pac-12) are favorites against the Stanford Cardinal (3-7, 2-6 Pac-12) this Saturday, Nov. 20.
The most recent Cal v. Stanford college football betting odds is California -4 and a 43 and one-half total, according to a “consensus” of U.S. sportsbooks’ odds collected by VegasInsider.com.
The betting spread implies California is a four-point favorite over Stanford. The total for “over-or-under” total score bets is 43 and one-half, which suggests the Big Game will be relatively low scoring.
The Cal v. Stanford college football spread opened Sunday shortly after 11 a.m. PT at California -4 and a 43 and one-half total, according to VegasInsider.com. Most U.S. sportsbooks started taking bets at this line, although DraftKings opened Sunday at a more bullish California -4.5 and a 45 total.
On Monday morning, the most bullish odds for the California Golden Bears were California -5 and a 43.5 total at PointsBet, according to VegasInsider.com.
The Stanford Cardinal are reeling from a five-game losing streak. Last week, the Cardinal were blown out by the Oregon State Beavers, 14-35, and 7-52 against the Utah Utes the week prior.
Stanford will not play in a bowl game but can still play spoiler to California’s dream of a post-season this weekend. The Golden Bears must win all of its remaining games to become bowl-eligible.