Free Week 12 Prediction: Cardinal vs Golden Bears Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(6-4) Stanford Cardinal vs. Cal Golden Bears (6-4)
Date: Saturday, November 17th 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California
NCAA Football Spread: Cal +2
NCAA Betting Total: 45
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The Big Game has been titled in Stanford’s favor over the last eight games.
However, Cal had a losing streak against USC that dated back to 2003 and they finally snapped that streak last week. Is another streak getting snapped this week?
It’s been a tough year for Stanford. They got off to a nice 4-0 start with wins over USC and on the road, miraculously, against Oregon. But, since then, they’ve gone 2-4 and are looking to turn things around and finish strong including with a win over Cal.
It’s going to be tough, not only is Cal hot, but this is a road game and there are plenty of injuries on the Cardinal side. Stanford has two offensive linemen in Drew Dalman and Devery Hamilton questionable to play.
Potential first day pick wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is questionable to play as well and these are key components that makes Stanford go offensively.
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Cal is clearly on the upswing under Justin Wilcox and they are coming off their finest win after beating USC on the road and snapping that 15 game losing streak.
Cal’s defense is legit and they’ve been nasty. They play that way on film and the statistics back it up as they rank 16th in total yards and 27th in points allowed.
If they had an offense this would be a sneaky team like Washington State. Maybe they’ll get there in the coming years, but regardless they are headed in the right direction.
Since a weird, shocking loss to UCLA, Cal has stepped it up winning three of their last four games and have only allowed 12.5 points per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cal is 4-1 ATS in their last five games
- Stanford is 9-4 ATS in their last thirteen games
- Stanford is 5-1 ATS in their last six road games
- Cal is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games
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For me Cal is the pick in this one. They’ve been hot and I don’t think they’re going to be satisfied by just beating USC. They want to knock off Stanford as well and get rid of that albatross.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Cal +2
If last year’s game is any indication Cal is most definitely trending in the right direction. They lost a close one on the road last year, I think this year they get over the top and beat Stanford. And if not, Cal has a two points cushion to work with just in case.
The under might be something to look at, as well. These are two teams that play at a slow pace and will look to grind it out.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Cal 20 – Stanford 17
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