- #8 Oregon is a 17-point road favorite over Cal on Saturday in the Pac-12
- Oregon is on a six-game winning streak and Cal has lost three straight games
- A look at the Oregon vs Cal odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction
#8 Oregon will try to stay alone atop the Pac-12 standings when it visits California at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.
Oregon (6-1/4-0 Pac-12/2-0 road) has won six games in a row since getting blown out by Georgia 49-3 in its opener. The Ducks beat UCLA 45-30 last week to take sole possession of first place.
California (3-4/1-3 Pac-12/3-1 home) has a three-game losing streak after falling to Washington 28-21 last week.
Oregon vs Cal Odds
|Oregon||-17 (-110)||-800||Over 58.5 (-110)|
|California||+17 (-110)||+550||Under 58.5 (-110)|
Odds as of October 28th at Caesars Sportsbook.
In a game that will be televised by FS1, Oregon is a 17-point favorite and an -800 choice on the moneyline in the college football odds, giving it an 88.89% implied win probability. The Ducks have National Championship odds of +2500.
The weather forecast calls for partly sunny, a high of 65 and west wind at 5 mph.
Oregon Betting Outlook
Oregon has scored at least 40 points in each game of its winning streak. The Ducks are 4-0 in the Pac-12 for the first time since 2019.
In the win over UCLA, quarterback Bo Nix led the way. He completed 21 of 28 passes for 283 yards and five touchdowns.
BO NIX WHAT A THROW 🎯
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 22, 2022
The Auburn transfer, who has +4100 Heisman Trophy odds, became the third Oregon QB with at least five TDs passes in a game since at least 1996. He joined Marcus Mariota (2014) and Justin Herbert (2019).
Nix has completed 71.5% of his passes in his first season with the Ducks for 1,809 yards with 17 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also has eight TDs on the ground while rushing for 382 yards in 48 attempts.
Nix is fourth in the conference in passing touchdowns and second in scoring runs.
Troy Franklin is Nix’s favorite target and he caught eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns against UCLA. For the season, he has 35 receptions for 561 yards and five TDs.
Bucky Irving’s 536 rushing yards ranks fifth in the Pac-12 and have come on 79 carries with two touchdowns. Last week, he ran 19 times for 108 yards.
Most missed tackles forced per attempt among Power Five RBs:
🥇 Bucky Irving, Oregon – 0.44
🥈 Bijan Robinson, Texas – 0.41
🥈 Miyan Williams, Ohio State – 0.41 pic.twitter.com/94wuAYuopk
— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 19, 2022
Oregon is fifth in the nation in total offense (517.1) and seventh in scoring offense (42.4).
Cal Betting Outlook
After starting the season 3-1, Cal is having another rough time in the Pac-12. This marks the 14th consecutive season that the Golden Bears have lost at least three conference games in a row.
California played Washington tough and was down 6-0 at the half last week. However, despite three second-half touchdown passes by Jack Plummer, the Bears fell short as their record fell below .500.
JACK PLUMMER THREADS THE LITERAL NEEDLE TO MAVIN ANDERSON FOR A CAL TUDDY 😨pic.twitter.com/N2UNXnX9Z6
— The Transfer Portal CFB (@TPortalCFB) October 23, 2022
Two of the scoring passes went to J.Michael Sturdivant.
Plummer finished 21-of-34 passing for 245 yards with no interceptions. Sturdivant had eight receptions for 104 yards.
California is scoring just 23.3 points a game, which ranks 105th among the 131 FBS teams.
A transfer from Purdue, Plummer is completing 61.2% of his passing attempts for 1,754 yards and 12 touchdowns with three interceptions.
Running back Jadyn Ott, a true freshman, is having a fine collegiate debut season as he is fourth in rushing in the Pac-12. Ott has 618 yards and five scores in 103 attempts.
The future at Cal: Jadyn Ott pic.twitter.com/fIUvLEaVRG
— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) September 25, 2022
Sturdivant has a team-best 37 catches for 445 yards and five touchdowns. Jeremiah Hunter has added 30 receptions for 448 yards and two TDs.
Oregon vs Cal Prediction
Oregon has won 11 of its last 13 games against Cal, including eking out a 24-17 win in Eugene last season. Hunter had three catches for 78 yards in a losing effort.
The blowout loss to Georgia seems so long ago for the Ducks, who are rolling. Look for Oregon to win big again against the scuffling Bears.
Pick: Oregon -17 (-110)