Washington State Cougars at California Golden Bears Free Point Spread Pick - Odds

October 13, 10:30 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Southern California +14.5

The undefeated Washington State Cougars (6-0) will venture to Strawberry Canyon in Berkeley, California to square off with the California Golden Bears (3-3) at Memorial Stadium on a Friday night Pac-12 primetime clash at 10:30 PM ET. The contest will be broadcasted across the nation on ESPN for national audiences. The Cougs enter off a 33-10 thumping of a nicked-up Oregon team at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, last Saturday. After starting off undefeated, California has since hit a nasty skid. The Bears come in off an ugly 38-7 loss at Washington on Saturday. The Cougs won the 2016 meeting between both sides in Pullman when they smashed the Golden Bears by a score of 56-21.

Washington State Cougars at California Golden Bears Overview

Washington State has now cracked the top-10 in the most recent polls after confirming that their storied USC victory was no fluke. Washington State was set-up for a potential let-down against the Ducks, travelling into a hostile environment on the heels of what was a historic win for their program. Washington State was never tested and dominated the contest. However, Oregon was without the services of many key offensive players.

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For California, the turn in the tide of their season also dates back to their encounter with USC three weeks ago. For three quarters, Big C traded punches with the Men of Troy until the Trojans would escape Berkeley by a score of 30-20. Since then, Cal has yet to win a game and been routed in their two follow-ups to that fixture.

Southern California at Washington State Betting Trends

  • Southern California is 2-5 ATS in their previous seven outings.
  • Washington State has won six games in a row.
  • Washington State has covered successfully in their previous four matches.
  • Each team has won two of the last four contests between both parties.

Washington State Cougars at California Golden Bears Week 7 ATS Prediction

Out of the gate, we have seen an initial lean on Washington State reflected in a half point line movement in favor of the Cougars. This game has all the makings of a trap game where Washington State can stub its toe. Outside of USC, Washington State’s resume is not overly impressive this year. They own wins against Nevada and Oregon State which are two cupcake teams and a victory against a FCS featherweight in Montana State. All of these matters were settled in Pullman. The Cougs stepped up their weight-class against Boise State but had to rally back in overtime to avert an upset when they trailed by as much as 18. Sure, the Cougars beat USC but Washington State spent nearly a month preparing for it. USC treated the Cougars like another day in the office and the rest is history. Many argued that Washington State may get a scare in The Autzen Zoo but they went against a less-than-full health Oregon team. Now, Washington State enters Berkeley with a fresh target on its back as the #9 team in the land. They will face a Cal team looking to make a statement victory before an animated environment. Let’s not forget Cal has already defeated UNC and Mississippi this year, games they were supposed to lose by considerable margins. Upset alert is on.

Free Pick: 
Take California +14.5