Free Week 3 Prediction: Golden Bears vs Longhorns
Week 3 College football betting sees the California Golden Bears taking on the Texas Longhorns Saturday, Step. 19 at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
California (2-0) vs. California (1-1)
Date: Saturday September 19th
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
NCAA Football Spread: California -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
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The California Golden Bears enter Texas territory coming off a monster 35-7 win over South Dakota State University, while the Longhorns are also coming off a convincing victory over Rice, 42-28.
The Golden Bears are 2-0 so far on the season, while Texas is 1-1. California is currently a 6.5-point favorite in this one as of Wednesday night.
With quarterback Jared Goff leading the way, you can’t count the Golden Bears out against any other unranked opponent in the country — and that sentiment remains true against some ranked opponents as well.
So far this season, Goff has thrown for 630 yards and six touchdowns (2 INT). He’s also tossed the football at a 73.2 percent clip.
Don’t think the Golden Bears are going to shy away from what has gotten them to 2-0 at this point in the process. This group is going to make its presence felt in the passing game, and that will be the No. 1 theme for Cal throughout this contest.
The Longhorns have not performed up to par thus far. Part of that is because quarterback Tyrone Swoopes has quite frankly — and quite bluntly — been awful in the tossing game thus far with 32 percent completion percentage.
He also has and no TD tosses thus far.
The rushing attack is also struggling at just 104.5 yards per contest. The catch here is that this team needs balance, and until it finds it, there’s a chance this group will be stuck in offensive purgatory.
What does that mean? With no passing game, you can’t open up the rushing attack. With no ground game, you can’t open up the passing attack.
This group has to figure that out, as one has to open up to create opportunities for the other.
Defensively, this group has also struggled, giving up 33 points per contest. The team is also allowing 494.5 yards per contest, which is especially problematic when the offense is struggling to produce as much as it is at this point in the process.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California’s last 6 games on the road
California is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at homeFree Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Texas -6.5
Not only are we picking Texas to cover the spread, but we’re picking the passing game to have its first elite performance in a SU win over the California Golden Bears.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Texas 33 – California 30
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