The California Golden Bears will travel to face the Arizona Wildcats in a Pac 10 conference college football game on Saturday night.
Kick off time from Arizona is set for 10PM Eastern Time with television coverage provided by FSN Arizona and Comcast Bay Area which can be found on DirecTV.
The betting odds opened with the Arizona Wildcats favored by 6 ½ points with an over under of 56.
The early money from the college football betting public has come on the side of the home team as the Arizona Wildcats are now favored by 7 points. The total saw movement upward to 57 points.
Money line gamblers on the side of the favored Arizona Wildcats will lay -255 odds with the road underdog California Golden Bears returning +215 odds to pull out victory without the aid of taking the points.
The California Golden Bears sit with a record of 2-1 on the season. Their first road game of the season was last week and the team was thoroughly embarrassed by Nevada of the WAC conference as they dropped a 52-31 decision as a 2 ½ point road favorite.
California has averaged 45 points per game and 458 offensive yards.
Last week at Nevada the Golden Bears produced 502 yards and 7 of 11 on third down conversions. The team was a victim of three turnovers and lost the takeaway battle by a -2 differential.
Quarterback Kevin Riley hit on 23 of 37 passes for 277 yards with a touchdown and 3 interceptions.
Running back Shane Vereen had a solid game with 198 yards on 19 carries and three touchdowns.
Junior wide out Marvin Jones led the team with 12 catches for 161 yards.
On defense this season the California Golden Bears have allowed 20 points and 273 yards per game. In recent seasons when stepping up in competition on the road they have lacked toughness.
They allowed Nevada 497 yards last week with an embarrassing 316 yards coming on the ground on 49 carries for a 6.4 yards per rush average. Cal allowed 6 of 9 conversions on third down last week.
The Arizona Wildcats sit at 3-0 on the season and passed their true test of the season by posting the 34-27 home win against Iowa as a 2 ½ point favorite. The team will need to be better in taking care of the football as they committed 3 turnovers and lost the takeaway battle by a -2 differential.
The Wildcats average 42 points and 457 yards per game.
In their win against Iowa it was Arizona producing 366 offensive yards and were 5 of 13 on third down.
Quarterback Nick Foles completed 28 of 39 passes last week against a good Iowa defense for 303 yards with two touchdowns and 1 pick.
On the ground it was senior running back Nic Grigsby not producing as he could only gain 27 yards on 14 carries.
Wide receiver David Douglass led the Wildcats with 7 catches for 74 yards and 1 touchdown.
On the defensive side of the football the Wildcats have allowed their opponents only 11 points and 220 yards per game. In their big test against Iowa the team allowed 307 yards with just 4 of 13 conversions on third down.
CFB Trend: Arizona Wildcats are 12-2 ATS in their past 14 home games