Cal vs. Stanford Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 19, 2022

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The California Golden Bears (3-7) and the Stanford Cardinal (3-7) hit the field for the 2022 edition of The Big Game.

Cal vs. Stanford Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with bookmakers listing Cal as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Cal has -203 odds to pick up the win, while Stanford is listed at +166 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 46 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Cal vs. Stanford Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Stadium: FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium

Betting Preview


From an offensive standpoint, Cal ranks 89th in the FBS with 362.1 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 104th in total defense (421.1 yards allowed per contest). Cal is totaling 23.2 points per game on offense (97th in the FBS), and ranks 81st defensively with 27.9 points allowed per game. Despite having a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks sixth-worst in the FBS (289.4 passing yards allowed per game), Cal has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 36th in the FBS by averaging 264.3 passing yards per game. While Cal’s run defense ranks 41st with 131.7 rushing yards allowed per game, the offense has been worse, ranking 12th-worst (97.8 rushing yards per game). Cal is putting up a 36.6% third-down percentage on offense this season (90th in the FBS), and is surrendering a 40.1% third-down conversion rate (79th) on the other side of the ball. Cal has forced 15 total turnovers (54th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over eight times (11th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the 16th-best in college football.


Stanford has not been getting things done on defense, ranking 21st-worst with 436.5 total yards surrendered per game. It has been more effective on offense, regstering 356.8 total yards per contest (90th-ranked). Stanford has struggled on both offense and defense this season, ranking 21st-worst in points (21.0 per game) and 18th-worst in points surrendered (32.4 per game). With 246.2 passing yards per game on offense, Stanford ranks 51st in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 47th, giving up 214.3 passing yards per contest. Stanford has lots of room to improve in the running game, as it ranks 19th-worst in rushing yards per game (110.6) and fourth-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (222.2). With a 37.5% third-down conversion rate on offense, Stanford ranks 82nd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 28th, giving up a 33.3% third-down rate. At -12, Stanford sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with seven forced turnovers (129th in the FBS) and 19 turnovers committed (110th in the FBS).

Cal vs. Stanford Betting Analysis

Cal Betting Insights

Cal has covered the spread in a matchup five times this season (5-5-0). Cal has an ATS record of 1-2 when playing as at least 5-point favorites. Games involving Cal have hit the over five times this season. The Golden Bears have put together a 3-1 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 75% of those games). The Golden Bears have gone 0-1 in games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -203 or shorter (66.7%).

Cardinal Betting Insights

Stanford has covered the spread in a matchup two times this season (2-8-0). Stanford is 1-5 ATS when playing as at least 5-point underdogs. Stanford’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under four times this season. The Cardinal have won one of the eight games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Cardinal are 0-5 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +166 or more on the moneyline.

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Cal vs. Stanford Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 50.5 51.0 49.9
Implied Total AVG 31.3 31.0 31.6
ATS Record 5-5-0 3-2-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 5-4-1 3-2-0 2-2-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-1 3-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-6 0-2 0-4


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.1 54.3 59.9
Implied Total AVG 36.1 33.2 39.0
ATS Record 2-8-0 1-4-0 1-4-0
Over/Under Record 4-6-0 3-2-0 1-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-7 0-3 1-4

Players to Watch


  • The Golden Bears’ defensive unit has been helped by Jackson Sirmon, who has played 10 games and totaled 82 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • Craig Woodson has played 10 games, delivering two interceptions to go along with 60 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three passes defended for the Golden Bears.
  • The Golden Bears’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Daniel Scott, who has suited up for 10 games and registered two interceptions to go along with 58 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.
  • Femi M. Oladejo, as part of the Golden Bears’ defense, has posted 1.0 TFL, 62 tackles, and one interception in 10 games.


  • On defense, Stephen Herron has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 23 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 5.5 sacks in 10 games.
  • David Bailey has been causing chaos on defense, recording 30 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks for the Cardinal.
  • In 10 games for the Cardinal, Levani Damuni has registered 40 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
  • The Cardinal’s Jonathan McGill has collected 31 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception in 10 games.

Cal vs. Stanford Predictions and Pick

Cal vs. Stanford betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cardinal (+5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (46)

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How to Bet on Cal vs. Stanford

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Our prediction to win this game is Cal, and we project that Stanford will cover the spread (Cal -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 46 points.


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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