Cal v. Auburn College Football Betting Odds and Lines: Vegas Oddsmakers Like the Tigers
California is a one-touchdown underdog against Auburn
The California Golden Bears’ (1-0) upcoming match-up against the Auburn Tigers (1-0) is expected to be close if Las Vegas oddsmakers are to be believed.
California faces off against Auburn in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 9. The latest college football betting odds and lines imply that California is a one-score underdog against Auburn.
Cal v. Auburn college football betting odds and lines: Who is favored to win?
The Cal v. Auburn college football betting odds opened at California +5.5 on Sunday, Sept. 3, according to VegasInsider, an aggregator of U.S. sportsbooks’ odds and betting lines.
The latest college football betting odds for California v. Auburn, as of Sunday afternoon, are between California +5.5 and California +7, which implies the California Golden Bears are about seven-point underdogs against the Auburn Tigers.
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Many U.S. sportsbooks have “over-or-under” totals between 55.5 and 57.5, according to odds and lines aggregated by Write for California. According to VegasInsider, the “over-or-under” total opened at 54.5.
With an over-or-under total set at 55.5, an “over” bet would pay out if the combined final score of Cal v. Auburn is 56 or higher, while an “under” bet is considered a win if the game’s point total is 55 points or lower.
The “moneyline” bet for California v. Auburn is between California +200 and California +188 and Auburn -250 and Auburn -245. In other words, a moneyline bet placed at the most favorable odds (California +200) would require a $100 bet to pay out a $200 profit if Cal beats Auburn. Alternatively, a moneyline bet in favor of Auburn would require a $245 wager to produce a $100 profit at Auburn’s most favorable moneyline offer of Auburn -245.
Cal v. Auburn college football: What you should know
Both teams head into this Week 2 contest in high spirits after easily dispatching their opponents this past weekend. Auburn rolled over the Massachusetts Minutemen Saturday, 59-14, while California put up a dominant 58-21 scoreline against the North Texas Mean Green in Denton, Texas.
All eyes will be on the California Golden Bears’ running backs. Jaydn Ott smashed through North Texas, running up two touchdowns and 188 rushing yards on 20 carries. California transfer Isaiah Ifanse also helped contribute three touchdowns and 54 yards on 10 touches carrying the rock.
The SEC’s Auburn Tigers gave up an average of 5.3 yards per carry to UMass in their season opener.
California fans and bettors should expect a fast-paced game. Auburn scored on four of its five possessions against UMass.
Auburn quarterback Robby Ashford completed only two passes on six attempts for three passing yards, but he punished the Minutemen with three rushing touchdowns in the second quarter.