The California Golden Bears will be looking to pull off the big upset when they hit the road to take on the Washington Huskies in an early, Week 2 Pac-12 pairing that will see one team suffer its first loss of the season. With the Huskies looking to improve on their College Football Playoff hopes and the Golden Bears looking to take another step in their evolution, let’s find out where the best betting value lies in this conference clash.
California vs Washington 2019 College Football Week 2 Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Saturday September 7, 2019, 10:30 PM ET
- Where: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
- TV: FS1
- Radio: California / Washington</li>
- Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
- College Football Week 2 Odds: Washington -13.5 / Total: 44.5
Key Head-to-Head Trends
- Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Washington.
- Under is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
- Road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
- Cloudy: 23°C/73°F
- Humidity: 67%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Wind: 6 mph WSW
- Cloud Cover: 81%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On California at +13.5?
Cal won their regular season opener by getting past he UC Davis Aggies 27-13 last weekend after largely struggling the entire first half. After going into the break up, just 13 on UC Davis, the Bears put two touchdowns on the board in the second half while shutting down the Aggies to the tune of just one, second half field goal. Quarterback Chase Garbers passed for 238 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, but it was running back Christopher Brown’s big day that lifted the bears to victory by rushing for a career-high 197 yards and one score on 36 carries.
“We knew Chris would get the ball a lot,” Bears coach Justin Wilcox said. “That’s what we expect of him. He’s a big, physical guy and this is his type of game. Give it to him and let him break tackles. Probably more touches and more yards than he had all last year. He’s been preparing for this.”
Why Bet On No. 14 Washington at -13.5?
14th-ranked Washington rolled all over FCS in-state rival Eastern Washington 47-14 in their opener as new starting quarterback Jacob Eason completed 27 of 36 passes for 349 yards and four touchdowns in the season-opening win. The Georgia transfer was taking his first snaps since the 2017 season when he lost the starting job at Georgia to Jake Fromm.
“It was fun to do and fun to be a part of and super exciting for me,” Eason said.
Running back Richard Newton rushed for 91 yards and one score while wide receiver Andre Baccellia had five catches for 84 yards and a score. The Huskies shut out the Eagles in the first and third quarters.
California vs Washington College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
- California is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 games against Washington
- California is 12-5 SU in the last 17 games played in September
- The total went UNDER in 9 of California’s last 10 games
- Washington is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Washington is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 11 of Washington’s last 15 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for California vs Washington
There’s a reason why a whopping 78 percent of public bettors are backing the Huskies and it’s probably because of the fact that Washington has a ton of talent on both sides of the ball looks like a team that will be improving with each passing contest, California looked borderline incompetent in the first half of their season-opening win before getting it together in the second half to beat overmatched UC Davis.
The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last six conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games, but Cal has also gone an uninspiring 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in the month of September while also going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. Conversely, the Huskies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning road record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings against Cal. After watching the Golden bears’ pitiful effort in their regular season opener, I’m going with Washington to win and cover the chalk with room to spare!
Pick: Washington -13.5