In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Number 21 ranked California Golden Bears travel to Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nevada, to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack.
This will be the Wolf Pack’s third straight home game and the Golden Bears first game on the road.
If you are making college football betting picks on this game, the college football odds makers have set the line favoring California by -3 points and a bet on the underdog Nevada will pay college football bettors +125 on the moneyline.
The game total is set at 66 points.
College Football Betting Lines
September 17, 2010
California Golden Bears -3 -110 -145
Nevada Wolf Pack +3 -110 +125
Game Total 66
Location: Mackay Stadium – Reno NV
Game Time: 10:00pm
The Wolf Pack opened the season against a couple of softies; first, they crushed Eastern Washington of the college football subdivision 49-24. Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for over 300 yards and rushed for 60 more, throw no TD passes but scoring two on the ground.
Against Colorado State, Kaepernick was just as dominant, throwing for 241 yards with two touchdowns in the air and scoring another two on the ground. He led the team in rushing for the second straight game, gaining 161 yards on the ground.
Kaepernick will be the focus of The Golden Bears’ defense has only allowed 10 points combined in their opening two games. Against Colorado, they sacked the quarterback six times and caught three interceptions and in Friday night’s game Kaepernick will have a target squarely on his back.
In both of Cal’s games this season, they’ve put 52 points on the board. Cal is using a balanced attack with the team scoring seven passing touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns.
Before we make our college football betting picks, let’s look at the trends. The California Golden Bears are 6-1 against spread in their last 7 September games but are 0-5 in their last five games against the Western Athletic Conference. The Nevada Wolf Pack are 5-0 in their past five games following a straight up win but just 1-4 ATS in their past five September games.
The trends don’t make our college football betting picks easier but when you have two high powered offenses, you need to lean towards the team with the best defense and clearly the Golden Bears have a stifling defense.
NCAAF Betting Pick: California Golden Bears -3