Cal Football opens as 11-point underdogs to Oregon

Uphill battle as the Golden Bears search for our first win of the season.

Things are looking bad for the California Golden Bears. Having lost all three of our games, we’re running out of time and options to keep this from being a winless season. Our next contest isn’t looking too easy.

Though Oregon just suffered their first loss of the season—to Oregon State on a last-minute touchdown—they were preseason favorites to win the conference and still a Top-25 team.

The Vegas line has opened with the Ducks favored by 11 points and an over/under at 57.5, effectively meaning a prediction of a 34.25–23.25 win for Oregon.

California leads the series—but Oregon has a prime opportunity to tie it all up. Our overall record is 41–40–2 with California just barely owning more wins. That being said, Oregon has won 10 of the past 11 and Justin Wilcox has yet to beat his alma mater—his three games against them/Mario Cristobal have a combined score of 104–55. The good news is that our latest game was the closest, but still a 17–7 defeat.

Can Wilcox finally beat Oregon? How would you bet on this game?