Cal vs. Arizona Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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Pac-12 foes will do battle when the California Golden Bears (2-1) meet the Arizona Wildcats (2-1) at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California.

Cal vs. Arizona Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing Cal as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Cal has -178 odds to pick up the win, while Arizona is listed at +146 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 50.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Cal vs. Arizona Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Stadium: FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium

Betting Preview

Cal

Cal is putting up 360.3 yards per game offensively this year (93rd in the FBS), and are surrendering 331.0 yards per game (45th) on the defensive side of the ball. Cal ranks 101st in scoring offense (23.7 points per game) and 32nd in scoring defense (17.0 points allowed per game) this season. Cal ranks 73rd in pass offense (243.3 passing yards per game) and 48th in pass defense (199.3 passing yards allowed per game) this season. Cal is averaging 117.0 rushing yards per game on offense this year (102nd in the FBS), and is giving up 131.7 rushing yards per game (61st) on the defensive side of the ball. Cal owns the 80th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (38.1% conversion rate), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best with a 26.2% third-down percentage allowed. Cal has forced four total turnovers (71st in the FBS) this season and have turned it over two times (18th in the FBS) for +2a turnover margin of +2, 35th-ranked in college football.

Arizona

From an offensive perspective, Arizona is accumulating 390.3 total yards per game (82nd-ranked). It ranks 64th in the FBS on defense (355.0 total yards allowed per game). In terms of points scored Arizona ranks 82nd in the FBS (28.7 points per game), and it is 89th on defense (29.0 points allowed per contest). Arizona ranks 40th in the FBS with 268.0 passing yards per contest, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 21st-best by surrendering only 168.7 passing yards per contest. Arizona’s defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, surrendering 186.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 97th with 122.3 rushing yards per contest. In terms of third-down efficiency, Arizona ranks 70th in the FBS (39.5% third-down conversion rate) and 50th on defense (33.3% third-down rate allowed). With six forced turnovers (27th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (72nd in the FBS) this season, Arizona ranks 45th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +1.

Cal vs. Arizona Betting Analysis

Cal Betting Insights

Cal has covered the spread two times in three games with a set spread. Cal has an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 4-point favorites. Games involving Cal have hit the over once this season. The Golden Bears have been the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games. The Golden Bears have played as a moneyline favorite of -178 or shorter in just two games this season, and they won both.

Wildcats Betting Insights

Arizona has covered the spread two times this season (2-1-0). Arizona has an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 4-point underdogs. This season, Arizona games have hit the over twice. The Wildcats have entered the game as underdogs three times this season and won twice. The Wildcats are 0-0 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +146 or more on the moneyline.

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Cal vs. Arizona Against The Spread & Betting Records

Cal

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 45.0 47.0 41.0
Implied Total AVG 29.0 30.0 27.0
ATS Record 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 1-1-1 1-1-0 0-0-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Wildcats

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 50.3 52.8 45.5
Implied Total AVG 29.0 30.5 26.0
ATS Record 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-0 0-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-1 1-1 1-0

Players to Watch

Cal

  • As part of the Golden Bears’ defense, Jackson Sirmon has registered 32 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in three games.
  • Femi M. Oladejo has helped spur the Golden Bears’ defense with 29 tackles in three games.
  • With eight tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in three games, Xavier Carlton has been a key piece of the Golden Bears’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • A key piece of the Golden Bears’ defensive unit, Craig Woodson has one interception to go with 12 tackles and two passes defended in three games.

Wildcats

  • Jaxen Turner has totaled one interception to go with 20 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one pass defended in three games for the Wildcats.
  • Hunter Echols has registered 17 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack in three games for the Wildcats.
  • Jerry Roberts has recorded 29 tackles in three games for the Wildcats.
  • Jalen Harris has totaled 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL and 16 tackles in three games for the Wildcats.

Cal vs. Arizona Predictions and Pick

Cal vs. Arizona betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Golden Bears (-4)

    Pick OU:

    Under (50.5)

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How to Bet on Cal vs. Arizona

You can bet on Cal vs. Arizona at every legal online sportsbook. For more college football odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as college football prop odds, check out the latest college football lines as well as our guide to the best college football betting sites.

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Our prediction to win this contest is Cal, and we predict that Cal will cover the spread (Cal -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 50.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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