Washington vs California NCAA Football Week 9 Lines & Analysis

Washington vs California NCAA Football Week 9 Lines & Analysis

Written by on October 22, 2018

#13 Washington heads down the Pacific Coast Highway to battle California in a game that the Huskies desperately must win. Huskies can’t afford to lose another conference game, not with 6-1 rival Washington State on their heels. Keep reading for our analysis, college football odds, and a free pick for Huskies at Golden Bears!

Washington vs California NCAA Football Week 9 Lines & Analysis

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 20°C/68°F
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Wind: 11 mph W
  • Cloud Cover: 40%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why #13 Washington is a good bet at -10.5?

Washington’s got the perfect mix of a good offense and great defense. The Huskies average over 4 touchdowns per game while holding opponents to less than 16 points per. The difference between 28 and 16 is 12, which means if Washington just sticks to their averages on both sides of the ball, they should cover the double-digit spread on Saturday.

Can Washington do it? They should after a nice confidence building win against tough Colorado. Washington didn’t cover the spread, but they beat the Buffalos 27-13. With the victory in their back pockets, Huskies should take the momentum to Berkeley for this game.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 28.6
  • Total Yards: 430.5
  • Pass Yards: 253.1
  • Rush Yards: 177.4
  • Average Score Against: 15.6
  • Total Yards: 308.6
  • Pass Yards: 174.2
  • Rush Yards: 134.4

Why California is a good bet at +10.5?

Is California a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 9?

After 3 straight losses, California got it together on Oct. 20 versus Oregon State. The Golden Bears dominated the Beavers 49-7. Everything came together in the win. The Bears held down the Beavers’ offense. On the other side of the ball, California dominated Oregon State’s defense.

Like Washington, they’ll have momentum, but unlike Washington, California takes on their rival at home. With home field advantage, Cal should play at least well enough for a win against the spread.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 26.7
  • Total Yards: 414.1
  • Pass Yards: 216.6
  • Rush Yards: 197.6
  • Average Score Against: 24
  • Total Yards: 320.9
  • Pass Yards: 166.4
  • Rush Yards: 154.4

Washington at California NCAA Football Week 9 Betting Trends

  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 8 games
  • California is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • California is 15-7 SU in the last 22 games at home
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of California’s last 9 games

Final NCAA Football Analysis for Washington vs California

Washington’s a terrible team against the spread. The Huskies are 2-6 ATS this season. That’s just awful, but when it comes to covering against California, Washington’s been money.

Huskies are 7-2 ATS against the Golden Bears. They should make it 8-2 in the last 10 after they dominate California on Oct. 27. Cal looked good beating Oregon State. Don’t put too much emphasis on the win. Oregon State’s 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS. The only team the Beavers have beaten this season is Division II Southern Utah University.

Washington rolls.

NCAA Football Week 9 Pick: Washington -10.5