Cal vs. Colorado Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The California Golden Bears (3-2) have a Pac-12 matchup versus the Colorado Buffaloes (0-5).

Cal vs. Colorado Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 15 points, with bookmakers listing Cal as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Cal has -732 odds to pick up the win, while Colorado is listed at +477 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 48 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Cal vs. Colorado Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Stadium: Folsom Field

Betting Preview


On offense, Cal ranks 73rd in the FBS with 398.2 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 78th in total defense (388.8 yards allowed per contest). Cal is putting up 25.8 points per game on offense (90th in the FBS), and ranks 42nd on the other side of the ball with 22.0 points allowed per game. With 268.4 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS, Cal has had to lean on their 61st-ranked passing offense (251.0 passing yards per contest) to keep them competitive. Cal is averaging 147.2 rushing yards per game on offense this year (78th in the FBS), and is surrendering 120.4 rushing yards per game (39th) on defense. Cal ranks 87th in third-down percentage this year (37.3%), but has been thriving on defense, ranking 20th-best in the FBS with a 30.3% third-down percentage allowed. Cal owns the 10th-best turnover margin in college football at +7, forcing nine turnovers (53rd in the FBS) while turning it over two times (third in the FBS).


Colorado has been unproductive on both sides of the ball this season, ranking sixth-worst in total offense (277.0 total yards per game) and third-worst in total defense (508.8 total yards allowed per game). This season has been hard for Colorado on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up just 13.4 points per game (third-worst) and surrendering 43.2 points per game (second-worst). Colorado ranks 15th-worst in passing yards per game (164.0), but it has been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 55th in the FBS with 214.6 passing yards allowed per contest. In terms of rushing, this season has been hard for Colorado on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up only 113.0 rushing yards per game (23rd-worst) and allowing 294.2 rushing yards per game (worst). Colorado has plenty of room to improve on third down, as it ranks fifth-worst in third-down conversion rate (26.9%) and are worst in third-down rate allowed (57.4%). Colorado owns a -3 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

Cal vs. Colorado Betting Analysis

Cal Betting Insights

Cal has put together a record of 3-2-0 against the spread this season. Games involving the Cal have hit the over twice this season. The Golden Bears have been listed as the moneyline favorite a total of three times this season, and they’ve won all of those games. The Golden Bears have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -732 or shorter.

Buffaloes Betting Insights

Colorado has not won a game against the spread this year (0-5-0). Colorado has yet to cover a spread (0-4) when it is at least 15-point underdogs. Colorado’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under four times this season. The Buffaloes have been listed as the underdog five times this season and have failed to win any of those games. The Buffaloes have been at least a +477 moneyline underdog four times this season, but lost all of those games.

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Cal vs. Colorado Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 47.7 48.2 47.0
Implied Total AVG 28.6 29.0 28.0
ATS Record 3-2-0 2-1-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-2-1 2-1-0 0-1-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 3-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.5 58.3 52.0
Implied Total AVG 37.4 38.5 36.7
ATS Record 0-5-0 0-2-0 0-3-0
Over/Under Record 4-1-0 1-1-0 3-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-0 0-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-5 0-2 0-3

Players to Watch


  • As part of the Golden Bears’ defense, Jackson Sirmon has recorded 43 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in five games.
  • With two interceptions to go with 23 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and three passes defended in five games, Craig Woodson has been a significant part of the Golden Bears’ defense in 2022.
  • Daniel Scott has helped lead the Golden Bears’ defense with two interceptions to go along with 26 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended in five games.
  • Femi M. Oladejo, as part of the Golden Bears’ defense, has collected 34 tackles in five games.


  • Josh Chandler-Semedo has been causing chaos on defense, compiling 34 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and three sacks for the Buffaloes.
  • Trevor Woods has recorded 39 tackles in five games for the Buffaloes.
  • The Buffaloes’ Quinn Perry has compiled 34 tackles and 1.0 TFL in five games.
  • With one interception to go with 21 tackles and one pass defended in five games, Isaiah Lewis has been doing his part on defense for the Buffaloes.

Cal vs. Colorado Predictions and Pick

Cal vs. Colorado betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Golden Bears (-15)

    Pick OU:

    Over (48)

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How to Bet on Cal vs. Colorado

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Our prediction to win this matchup is Cal, and we predict that Cal will cover the spread (Cal -15). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 48 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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