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

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Pac-12 rivals will battle when the Washington Huskies (5-2) meet the California Golden Bears (3-3).

Washington vs. Cal Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing Washington as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Washington has -292 odds to pick up the win, while Cal is listed at +231 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 54 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Washington vs. Cal Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Stadium: FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium

Betting Preview


Washington ranks 66th in total defense this year (375.7 yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best in the FBS with 512.3 total yards per game. Washington has the 80th-ranked defense this season (28.6 points allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking eighth-best with 42.1 points per game. Washington has the 97th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (258.3 allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking best with 380.0 passing yards per game. Washington is totaling 132.3 rushing yards per game on offense this year (95th in the FBS), and is allowing 117.4 rushing yards per game (32nd) on defense. Washington has struggled defensively in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking sixth-worst in the FBS (49.0% third-down conversion rate) this season. With the ball, however, the Huskies ranks seventh-best, averaging a 52.6% third-down percentage. With eight forced turnovers (88th in the FBS) against five turnovers committed (11th in the FBS), Washington (+3) has the 33rd-ranked turnover margin in college football.


In terms of total yards, Cal ranks 79th in the FBS (381.3 total yards per game) and 69th on the other side of the ball (378.7 total yards allowed per contest). Cal is compiling 23.7 points per game on offense this season (98th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 21.7 points per contest (34th-ranked) on defense. From an offensive perspective, Cal is compiling 252.8 passing yards per contest (57th-ranked). It ranks 98th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (258.7 passing yards given up per game). With 128.5 rushing yards per game on offense, Cal ranks 98th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 35th, giving up 120.0 rushing yards per contest. Cal is posting a 35.7% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (94th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up a 33.7% third-down rate (36th-ranked) on defense. Cal owns a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking sixth-best at +8.

Washington vs. Cal Betting Analysis

Washington Betting Insights

Washington has covered the spread four times this season (4-3-0). In games this season when favored by 7.5 points or more, Washington has gone 3-2 against the spread. This season, Washington games have hit the over six times. The Huskies have a 5-2 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 71.4% of those games). When they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -292 or shorter, the Huskies have a 2-1 record (winning 80% of their games).

Golden Bears Betting Insights

Cal has covered the spread three times over six games with a set total. Cal has a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs. This year, Cal games have hit the over twice. The Golden Bears have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Golden Bears have played as an underdog of +231 or more once this season and lost that game.

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Washington vs. Cal Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 61.1 61.2 60.8
Implied Total AVG 38.0 39.4 34.5
ATS Record 4-3-0 4-1-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 6-1-0 4-1-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-2 5-0 0-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Golden Bears

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 47.8 48.2 47.3
Implied Total AVG 29.2 29.0 29.3
ATS Record 3-3-0 2-1-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 2-3-1 2-1-0 0-2-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-1 3-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2

Players to Watch


  • Jeremiah Martin has hit the gridiron for seven games, recording 5.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 22 tackles for the Huskies.
  • The Huskies’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Alphonzo Tuputala, who has played seven games and collected 3.0 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 31 tackles.
  • The Huskies’ defense has been aided by Alex Cook, who has suited up for seven games and registered 35 tackles and 2.0 TFL.
  • With 4.5 sacks to go along with 4.0 TFL and 14 tackles, Bralen Trice has helped propel the Huskies’ defense over seven games.

Golden Bears

  • In six games for the Golden Bears, Jackson Sirmon has delivered 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL, 51 tackles, and one interception.
  • In six games for the Golden Bears, Craig Woodson has collected two interceptions to go with 29 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and three passes defended.
  • In six games for the Golden Bears, Daniel Scott has collected 30 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two interceptions.
  • Collin Gamble has registered 4.0 TFL and 28 tackles in six games for the Golden Bears.

Washington vs. Cal Predictions and Pick

Washington vs. Cal betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Golden Bears (+7.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (54)

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How to Bet on Washington vs. Cal

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Our pick to win this game is Washington, and we predict that Cal will cover the spread (Washington -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 54 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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