Texas vs California Betting Odds and Pick – September 17, 2016


The California Golden Bears look to make it two in a row against Texas on Saturday, when they host the red-hot Longhorns at California Memorial Stadium. The Golden Bears take an impressive 5-1 straight up home record in their last six into this Week 3 contest, while Texas visits the coast riding a three-game SU win streak, including a pair of impressive road victories.

– Shark Bites
  • Texas is 1-5 SU and ATS in their past 6 on the road.
  • California is 3-1 SU and ATS in their past 4 at home against Big 12 opponents.
  • The total has finished OVER in 5 of California’s past 6 contests.

California is coming a rollercoaster 2015 season, which featured a 5-0 SU start before a 1-5 SU stretch against conference opponents. The Golden Bears have also proven to be a shaky bet at home, going 1-3 against the spread in their past four, and failed to cover last weekend in a 45-40 road loss to San Diego State.

Texas entered the current campaign amid high expectations, and has not disappointed. The Longhorns opened the season with a thrilling 50-47 overtime victory over Notre Dame as 3.5-point home underdogs, and followed up with a 41-7 pummeling of Texas El Paso, covering as 31-point chalk.

However, the Longhorns are winless SU in their past three against Pac-12 squads, and dropped a 45-44 decision to California last season, ending a five-game SU winning streak against the Golden Bears, that dated back to 1959.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the California Golden Bears here saw them at Bovada as 6-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds – Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 39-32 victory for the Longhorns. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Texas Longhorns vs California Golden Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Texas Longhorns have seen them go 2-0 and 2-0 ATS so far this season, while the California Golden Bears are at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Bears are 2-0, while the Longhorns are 1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and California vs Texas injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the California Golden Bears at No. 43 and the Texas Longhorns at No. 67 heading into this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UTEP didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Longhorns as Texas blasted them 41-7 in Week 2 action.

In their last game, California’s aerial attack generated 522 yards but it was the Aztecs coming away with a 45-40 victory over California at Qualcomm Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games
  • Texas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • California is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • California is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of California’s last 6 games
  • California is 6-17 ATS in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Oklahoma State, Saturday, October 1st
California at Arizona State, Saturday, September 24th

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