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    Star running back Jaydn Ott and the California Golden Bears (2-1) meet the Washington State Cougars (3-1) on Saturday at 5:30 PM ET, at Martin Stadium.

    The Cougars are the favorites (-4.5) in their matchup against the Golden Bears, with the over/under being 53.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Cougars are -195 and the Golden Bears are +158.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Washington State vs. Cal

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
    • Location: Pullman, Washington
    • Stadium: Martin Stadium
    Cougars vs Golden Bears Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Cougars -4.5 -108 -114 53.5 -110 -111 -195 +158

    Washington State Betting Insights

    • Cal is 3-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Cal is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this year.
    • In Cal’s four games with a set total, two have hit the over (50%).

    Washington State Stats & Insights

    • Washington State ranks 92nd in total offense (369.8 yards per game) and 80th in total defense (387.0 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Washington State ranks 78th in scoring offense (30.0 points per game) and 42nd in scoring defense (20.5 points allowed per game) this year.
    • Washington State sports the 42nd-ranked passing offense this year (270.5 passing yards per game), and has been less effective defensively, ranking 23rd-worst with 274.3 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Washington State ranks 17th-worst in rushing offense (99.3 rushing yards per game), but has played better on defense, ranking 45th with 112.8 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Washington State ranks 79th in third-down efficiency (38.3%) on offense and 41st in third-down percentage allowed (32.1%) on defense this year.
    • With eight forced turnovers (14th in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (124th in the FBS), Washington State’s -2-2 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.

    Washington State’s Best Players

    • Cameron Ward has thrown for 1,082 yards (270.5 ypg) to lead Washington State, completing 68.9% of his passes and tossing 10 touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season.
    • Nakia Watson has carried the ball 48 times for a team-high 260 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times. He’s also tacked on 12 catches for 141 yards (35.3 per game) and one touchdown via the pass.
    • Jaylen Jenkins has been handed the ball 19 times this year and racked up 85 yards (21.3 per game).
    • Donovan Ollie has hauled in 24 catches for 263 yards (65.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • De’Zhaun Stribling has reeled in 19 passes while averaging 55.0 yards per game and scoring four touchdowns.
    • Renard Bell has a total of 167 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 12 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Daiyan Henley, the team’s leader in tackles and sacks, has collected 4.0 sacks, 5.0 TFL, 36 tackles, and one interception.

    Cal Betting Insights

    • Cal is 3-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Cal is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this year.
    • Out of Cal’s four games with a set total, two have hit the over (50%).

    Cal Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Cal is generating 360.3 total yards per game (98th-ranked). It ranks 42nd in the FBS defensively (331.0 total yards given up per game).
    • Cal ranks 103rd in the FBS with 23.7 points per game on offense, and it ranks 27th with 17.0 points allowed per game on defense.
    • From an offensive angle, Cal is accumulating 243.3 passing yards per game (74th-ranked). It ranks 45th in the FBS on defense (199.3 passing yards allowed per game).
    • In terms of rushing, Cal ranks 101st in the FBS on offense (117.0 rushing yards per game) and 57th defensively (131.7 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • Cal’s defense has been excelling on third down, surrendering a 26.2% third-down conversion rate (13th-best). Offensively, it ranks 80th in the FBS with a 38.1% third-down rate.
    • After forcing four turnovers (84th in the FBS) and turning the ball over two times (12th in the FBS) this season, Cal has the 38th-ranked turnover margin of +2.

    Cal’s Best Players

    • Jack Plummer leads Cal with 975 yards on 85-of-139 passing with eight touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season.
    • Ott is his team’s leading rusher with 56 carries for 463 yards, or 115.8 per game. He’s found the end zone four times on the ground, as well. Ott has also chipped in with nine catches for 63 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
    • DeCarlos Brooks has piled up 33 carries and totaled 132 yards with one touchdown.
    • Jeremiah Hunter’s 305 receiving yards (76.3 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 21 catches on 32 targets with two touchdowns.
    • J.Michael Sturdivant has 17 receptions (on 29 targets) for a total of 225 yards (56.3 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Mavin Anderson has racked up 98 reciving yards (24.5 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Xavier Carlton leads the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has 2.0 TFL and eight tackles.
    • Jackson Sirmon, Cal’s top tackler, has 36 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
    • Isaiah Young has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 11 tackles and two passes defended to his name.

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