Cal v. UNLV College Football Betting Odds and Lines: Golden Bears Expected to Roll to Second Win
Golden Bears are two-score favorites against the Rebels
Las Vegas oddsmakers don't think too highly of their hometown team.
According to the opening college football betting odds and lines, the California Golden Bears (1-0) are expected to roll to their second-straight win, defeating the UNLV Rebels (1-0) by two scores.
Cal v. UNLV college football betting odds and lines: Who is favored to win?
The most recent Cal v. UNLV college football betting "consensus" odds is California -13.5, as of Sunday, Sept. 4, according to VegasInsider.com, which aggregates the available odds at legal sportsbooks in the U.S. Available odds range between California -13 and California -14.
The latest college football betting odds imply the California Golden Bears will win by two touchdowns against the UNLV Rebels in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 10.
U.S. sportsbooks currently offer a total score bet of 50.5 or 51 points for "over-or-under" bets, per VegasInsider.com.
The Cal v. UNLV college football line opened at California -13.5 on Sunday, Sept. 4. The Caesars Sportsbook was the first to offer the line at 11:30 a.m. Pacific, according to VegasInsider.com. By midday, most lines had moved to California -13 or California -14. As of Sunday afternoon, BetRivers, DraftKings, SugarHouse and Unibet offer California -13.
Cal v. UNLV college football: What you should know
California and UNLV are 1-0 against the spread in the 2022 college football season. This past weekend, the Rebels put in a convincing 52-21 rout against the Idaho State Bengals from the FCS Big Sky conference.
California had a slow start in its season opener, unsurprisingly, as 10 Golden Bears started their first-ever college football games on Saturday. The Golden Bears punted the ball three times and threw an interception in its first four drives against UC Davis. In contrast, UNLV scored on all seven first-half drives and led 45-7 at halftime in its first game. As a result, nearly every starting Rebel did not play in the second half.
The Sept. 10 match-up between Cal and UNLV will be the first between the two programs.
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