California (7-4) is the underdog against Stanford (7-4) at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday (December 1, 2018, 15:00ET).
The betting line opened at -3.0 points for the Cardinal. They’ve gone 7-2 SU as favorites this year, and 5-3-1 against the spread. The Golden Bears are 3-2 straight up as underdogs, and 4-1-0 against the spread.
California quarterback Chase Garbers completed 61.9% of his passes this season for 1,221 yards and 13 touchdowns. Patrick Laird gained 1,094 yards from scrimmage and rushed for 5 touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
As a squad, California gained 350.5 yards per game and scored 23.6 points per game. The defense allowed only 319.1 yards and 21.1 points per game, while Luc Bequette led the squad with 5 sacks this season.
The Cardinal offense features quarterback K.J. Costello, who threw for 3,198 yards and 28 TD’s this season. Costello completed 66.8% of his passes, good for a passer rating of 159.1. Bryce Love ran for 819 yards and 6 touchdowns, averaging 4.6 yards per carry.
Altogether, Stanford averaged 401.5 yards per game and 30.2 points. The defense allowed 421.4 yards and 24.7 points per game. Gabe Reid notched 4 sacks this season.