Oregon vs California NCAA Football Week 5 Spread & Game Info.

Oregon vs California NCAA Football Week 5 Spread & Game Info

Written by on September 26, 2018

The 24th ranked California Golden Bears will look to remain unbeaten by pulling off the home upset over the 19th ranked Oregon Ducks when the two longtime Pac-12 rivals square off in now, intriguing Week 5 showdown on Saturday. Despite their higher national ranking, Oregon will be looking to bounce back from a crushing overtime loss last weekend. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best NCAAF odds value in this Pac-12 pairing.

Oregon vs California NCAA Football Week 5 Spread & Game Info

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Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 16°C/60°F
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Precipitation: 7%
  • Cloud Cover: 48%
  • Wind: 7 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet on No. 19 Oregon?

Why should you bet on Oregon? Because the Ducks are putting points on the board as they did back in the day under former head coach Chip Kelly. Unfortunately, the Ducks were on the wrong end of a 38-31 overtime loss against Stanford last weekend in which they completely collapsed down the stretch. “Unfortunately we kind of shot ourselves in the foot a couple of times and we did everything we could to just give Stanford the game,” Herbert said. Quarterback Justin Herbert went 26 of 33 for 346 yards with one touchdown and one interception while receiver Dillon Mitchell caught an insane 14 passes for 239 yards. The Ducks got outscored 24-7 in the second half and couldn’t overcome three TD passes by Stanford’s K.J. Costello. We had an opportunity against the No. 7 team in the country and had some really, really good moments, we just have to be more consistent,” Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said. The good news is that Oregon is averaging a stellar 46.5 points per game while limiting the opposition to just 24.5 points per contest.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 46.50
  • Total Yards: 508.25
  • Rush Yards: 205.00
  • Passing Yards: 303.25
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 24.50
  • Total Yards: 326.75
  • Rush Yards: 75.50
  • Passing Yards: 251.25

Why Bet On No. 24 California?

Why should you bet on Cal as a slight underdog in Week 5? Well, first and foremost, the Golden Bears are playing at home. An even better reason is that Cal has played better opponents so far this season in beating North Carolina and BYU in their first two games before spanking Idaho State 45-23 two weeks ago. Last but not least, Cal is rested after having last weekend off. Quarterback Chase Garbers who completed 20 of 25 passes for three touchdowns and one interception in his second game as Cal’s starter. Ashtyn Davis scored on an 89-year kickoff return, picked off a pass and prevented a sure touchdown with a come-from-behind tackle. Oregon vs California should be a close one. “We were bigger than they were and probably had more speed,” Cal head coach Justin Wilcox said. “It’s going to get harder and harder as we move into Pac-12 play.”

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 30.00
  • Total Yards: 386.34
  • Rush Yards: 185.67
  • Passing Yards: 200.67
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 19.33
  • Total Yards: 302.64
  • Rush Yards: 131.67
  • Passing Yards: 170.67

Oregon at California NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Trends

  • Oregon is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oregon is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon’s last 6 games
  • California is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • California is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California’s last 5 games

Expert Analysis & Final Score Prediction for Oregon vs California

I have no idea why Oregon is favored – or why a whopping 76 percent of public bettors like Oregon to get the win and ATS cover, but I don’t! Cal may not be as explosive as Oregon offensively, but the Bears have been rock-solid defensively in limiting the opposition to just 19.3 points per game so far this season. Chase Garbers has been an absolute revelation under center and Cal has an elite star in cornerback Ashtyn Davis. Not only that, but Oregon is just 6-14 ATS in their last 20 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. Conversely, cal has gone 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. I like Cal to remain unbeaten by getting the narrow home win! Score: Cal 35 – Oregon 31
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