CAL Bears vs A. Wildcats

After a two-game homestand, the California Golden Bears will be on the road. California and the Arizona Wildcats will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 3 p.m. ET Saturday at Arizona Stadium. The defensive coordinators will surely put in extra hours ahead of this game since these teams’ offenses combined for 969 yards last week. More about Arizona vs California Golden Bears are given below.

The Oregon State Beavers typically have all the answers at home, but last week the Golden Bears proved too difficult a challenge. California bagged a 39-25 victory. Their QB Chase Garbers was on fire, passing for three TDs and 258 yards on 25 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 61 yards.

Arizona vs California Golden Bears

Arizona came within a touchdown against the USC Trojans last week, but they wound up with a 41-34 loss. Despite the defeat, Arizona had strong showings from QB Will Plummer, who accumulated 264 passing yards in addition to rushing for one TD and 31 yards, and WR Tayvian Cunningham, who caught three passes for one TD and 116 yards. That receiving effort made it the first game that Cunningham has posted more than 100 yards receiving.

California is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 1-3 against the spread when favored.

The Golden Bears’ win brought them up to 3-5 while the Wildcats’ loss pulled them down to 0-8. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: California is stumbling into the matchup with the 214th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 13 on the season. Arizona has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 220th worst in the nation in touchdowns allowed, with 22 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

 

How To Watch

Odds

The Golden Bears are a big 9-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Golden Bears slightly, as the game opened with the Golden Bears as an 11.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Arizona have won both of the games they’ve played against California in the last seven years.

  • Oct 06, 2018 – Arizona 24 vs. California 17
  • Oct 21, 2017 – Arizona 45 vs. California 44

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