Cal v. Washington State College Football Betting Odds and Lines: Golden Bears Are Underdogs
California is a one-score underdog against Washington State, despite last week's league win
The California Golden Bears (3-1) are underdogs against the Washington State Cougars (3-1), according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.
VegasInsider.com, which aggregates and reports college football betting odds and lines available from legal sportsbooks in the U.S., notes that the California Golden Bears are not expected to win their second game in Pac-12 Conference league play.
Cal v. Washington State college football betting odds and lines: Who is favored to win?
The Cal v. Washington State college football betting odds opened between California +4 and California +6, per VegasInsider.com. The first sportsbook to accept bets was DraftKings, which opened at California +4.5, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 11:26 a.m. Pacific. The Caesars Sportsbook also opened then at California +4.
The latest college football betting odds for Cal v. Washington State as of Friday morning are between California +3.5 and California +4.5, which implies the California Golden Bears will lose by about five points against the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The "over-or-under" for total score bets opened this past Sunday at different U.S. sportsbooks between 52.5 and 54.5, per VegasInsider.com.
Cal v. Washington State college football: What you should know
Bettors heavily favor the Cougars. Analysis from VegasInsider.com indicates that 68% of all bettors on the point spread have picked Washington State, representing 61% of all money wagered on points.
The California Golden Bears and Washington State Cougars are both 3-1 against the spread this season.
California has a moneyline of +165, and Washington State is -179, according to VegasInsider.com's roundups of the "best" odds for either side. Cal's moneyline of +165 indicates a $100 bet would return $265, or a win of $165.
Last week, the Cougars lost its Pac-12 conference opener game against the then-No. 15 Oregon Ducks, 41-44, at home in Pullman, Wash. The game featured two pick-sixes, including a 95-yard return by Washington State linebacker Francisco Mauigoa, but the Ducks had built an insurmountable lead in the fourth quarter.
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If Cal's running game clicks the way it did with Arizona, Cal has a puncher's chance. WSU's defense would then have to respect the play action fake, allowing Plummer time to survey the field to his check-downs. If the run game gets shut down, then even Cal's re-vamped O line won't be able to prevent a bunch of hurries, sacks and an eventual loss similar to the Notre Dame game.
We’ll win if OL holds