The California Golden Bears currently sit atop the Pac-12 with a perfect 2-0 conference record and a 5-0 overall record. Cal has been lethal within the Pac-12 in recent games, with a 5-0 ATS record when visiting conference opponents. Cal will travel to Utah to take on the Utes this Saturday with a lot of confidence.
- California is 6-1 ATS in their past seven road games.
- Utah is 5-1 ATS in their last six games at home in October.
- The last time California opened a season 5-0 they lost their next three games (2007).
California quarterback Jared Goff and wide receiver Kenny Lawler have developed some of the best chemistry of any duo in the nation with the two connecting for eight touchdowns this season.
Utah enters this week’s game riding a high after dominating the No.13 Oregon Ducks 62-20 last week. Quarterback Travis Wilson was struggling this season, but emerged in a big way against the Ducks with four passing touchdowns while adding another on the ground.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The California Golden Bears were listed as 7-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds – VSB
. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bodog for updates.
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 25-24 result in favor of the Golden Bears on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
California Golden Bears vs Utah Utes Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Utah will face the 5-0 California Golden Bears, who own a 3-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Utah Utes are 2-2 so far this season while the Golden Bears are 2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs California injuries news.
The game pits the Utah Utes, currently No. 43 in our Odds – VSB
NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the California Golden Bears, who rate No. 61 in the latest survey.
The game also pits Utah’s No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 38.75 PPG, against a California defense that ranks No. 63 this week at 23.4 PPG. The Utah aerial game is averaging 189 yards per game, less than the California Golden Bears secondary allows through the air, 249.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the California Golden Bears feature the league’s No. 88-rated road run defense, allowing 196.5 yards per game. Utah, meanwhile, ranks No. 89 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, California’s aerial attack generated 389 yards and the Golden Bears came away with a 34-28 victory over Washington State at California Memorial Stadium.
Oregon didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Utes as Utah blasted them 62-20 in Week 4 action.
- California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- California is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- California is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
- Utah is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Utah’s last 15 games
- Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
California at UCLA, Thursday, October 22nd
Utah home to Arizona State, Saturday, October 17th