Free NCAA Football Picks - Oregon Ducks vs California Golden Bears

California Golden Bears

Charles Stark

Friday, October 21, 2016 12:52 PM UTC

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 12:52 PM UTC

This has definitely been a rough year for the Oregon Ducks and today things don't look to get much easier as they head to improved California. Our expert handicapper provides his exclusive NCAAF Pick.

NCAA football record: 6-7Oregon Ducks

Two weeks ago Oregon got embarrassed at home versus Washington losing 70-21 giving up 682 yards on defense. This game shocked a lot of people but it does seem that Chris Peterson has got the Huskies back into the national spotlight. Still, with the excellence that Oregon has displayed over the past several years this was still a serious punch in the gut. On closer examination Oregon is definitely not as good as years past but they aren't nearly as horrible as that loss to Washington it would indicate. Although they have lost four in a row this is the team that still have some talent and should come into this game after getting two weeks off with a chip on their shoulders. The problem however is that Cal has also had two weeks off and are coming in off a tough overtime loss to Oregon State. I do believe the Ducks will come in and be able to score but there defense has been terrible and I can't see them not giving up their fair share of points.

 California Golden Bears

Two weeks ago California lost in overtime at Oregon state 47-44 giving up 559 yards to the Beavers while gaining 441 and the loss. California actually had to storm back scoring 24 fourth-quarter points just to take the game to overtime but the yards they gave up was alarming. Oddsmakers have set this total ridiculously high for a reason and what I think we're going to see is a shootout right from the get-go. Although it took overtime in their last contest in three of their six games this season California has gone over this total set by oddsmakers. Quarterback Davis Webb is lighting up the scoreboard with a 60% completion rate along with 22 touchdowns on the season. In the last 10-years these two teams combined have gone over this total only once which was in 2014. Oddsmakers have set this total high for reason and this should be an absolute track meet.


NCAA football odds

Oddsmakers have come out with the total of 88.5 at most places across the board. For my NCAA football pick I'm going to take over the 88.5 like at 5Dimes -105. Look for these teams to score early and often.

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Free College Football Picks: Over 88.5Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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