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    The California Golden Bears are in action on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET against the North Texas Mean Green at Apogee Stadium.

    The Golden Bears are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), versus the Mean Green. The over/under for this matchup is 54.5 points.

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    Game Info for Cal vs. North Texas

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Denton, Texas
    • Stadium: Apogee Stadium
    Cal vs North Texas Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Cal -6.5 -111 -109 54.5 -110 -110 -257 +210

    Cal Pick Insights

    • Cal won seven games against the spread last season, failing to cover five times.
    • Cal covered the spread once when favored by 6.5 points or more last season (in three opportunities).
    • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total seven times in Cal games.

    Cal Stats & Insights

    • Cal put up 23.9 points per game last season, 7.8 fewer than North Texas allowed per matchup (31.7).
    • Cal was 3-0 against the spread and 2-1 overall last season when the team recorded more than 31.7 points.
    • Cal racked up 95.8 fewer yards per game (364.6) than North Texas gave up per contest (460.4) last year.
    • Cal was 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall when the team churned out more than 460.4 yards last season.
    • Last year Cal ran for 101.3 fewer yards per game (96.5) than North Texas allowed per outing (197.8).
    • Cal turned the ball over 12 times last season, three fewer than North Texas forced turnovers (15).

    Cal’s Best Players

    • Last season Jack Plummer put up 3,096 passing yards (258 per game), a 62.5% completion percentage, 21 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
    • Last year Jaydn Ott took 169 carries for 896 yards (74.7 per game) and scored eight touchdowns. When it comes to receiving, he also caught 46 passes for 322 yards (26.8 per game) and scored three TDs.
    • DeCarlos Brooks churned out 250 yards on 59 carries (20.8 yards per game), with one rushing touchdown last season.
    • Jeremiah Hunter picked up 60 receptions for 965 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was targeted 91 times, and averaged 80.4 yards per game.
    • J.Michael Sturdivant tacked on 755 yards on 65 grabs with seven touchdowns. He was targeted 108 times, and averaged 62.9 receiving yards per game.
    • Mavin Anderson hauled in 37 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns, putting up 31 yards per game last season.
    • Xavier Carlton did his thing last season with a memorable stat line of 4.5 sacks, four TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Jackson Sirmon went to work last year, collecting 99 tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Daniel Scott collected three interceptions while adding 76 tackles, two TFL, and three passes defended last year.

    North Texas Betting Insights

    • North Texas won eight games against the spread last year, failing to cover six times.
    • North Texas was 4-3 ATS last year when playing as at least 6.5-point underdogs.
    • North Texas and its opponent combined to go over the point total nine out of 14 times last year.

    North Texas Pick Insights

    • North Texas scored 33.8 points per game last year, 6.0 more than Cal surrendered (27.8).
    • When North Texas scored over 27.8 points last year, it was 6-1 against the spread and 6-1 overall.
    • North Texas collected 32.5 more yards per game (461.8) than Cal gave up per matchup (429.3) last season.
    • North Texas was 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall when the team amassed over 429.3 yards last season.
    • Last season North Texas averaged 199.9 rushing yards per game, 50.1 more than Cal allowed per contest (149.8).
    • North Texas had a 5-4 ATS record and a 7-2 overall record when the team rushed for over 149.8 yards last season.
    • Last season North Texas turned the ball over 22 times, five more than Cal’s takeaways (17).

    North Texas’ Best Players

    • Austin Aune completed 56.7% of his passes to throw for 3,547 yards and 33 touchdowns last season.
    • Ayo Adeyi compiled 807 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground during last year’s campaign.
    • Ikaika Ragsdale rushed for 755 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
    • Roderic Burns averaged 48.3 yards on 2.9 receptions per game and racked up one receiving touchdown in 2022.
    • Jyaire Shorter hauled in 11 touchdowns and had 628 receiving yards (44.9 ypg) in 2022.
    • Var’Keyes Gumms caught 34 passes on his way to 458 receiving yards and five touchdowns a season ago.
    • Last year Mazin Richards put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 7.5 sacks, and added nine TFL and 45 tackles.
    • KD Davis was a force on the field last season with 88 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • A year ago Ridge Texada recorded 23 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended as well as three interceptions.
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