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#15 Oregon State vs California Odds, and Picks (Oct 7)

By · October 7, 2023
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  • Oregon State overcame #10 Utah last week, winning by a score of 21-7.
  • California crept past Arizona State, winning 24-21, and improving to 3-2.
  • These two teams last met on November 12, 2022, in a game Oregon State won 38-10.

The college football season is in full swing! Let’s preview the upcoming Oregon State vs California game. The Beavers are aiming to remain in Pac-12 title contention, while the Golden Bears aim for bowl eligibility.


How to Watch

  • Pac-12 Network

Preview

Oregon State bounced back from their defeat in Week 4 with a trouncing of #10 Utah in Week 5. They dominated the Utes defensively, holding them to just 7 points. It was an encouraging bounce back for a top-ranked defense that had a very mediocre showing against Washington State in the week prior. The Beavers now enter a lighter part of their schedule, looking to accumulate wins before the final two weeks.

California continues to trade wins and losses each week. They won in Weeks 1, 3, and 5, but lost in Weeks 2 and 4. They’ll try to break that trend against Oregon State in Week 6, but face an uphill battle. Cal needs their offense to heat up to have a shot against a tough Beavers defense. They averaged just 2.3 ypc last week against Arizona State, and completed no passing touchdowns. They need a complete turnaround.


Prediction

The Golden Bears have the advantage of being at home in this game, but are otherwise outmatched by Oregon State. They’ll have to rely on their defense to keep the Beavers from scoring too many points. If they can’t do that, it’ll be tough for their struggling offense to keep up. I’m not expecting a massive blowout, but I see Oregon State winning this game pretty comfortably and covering the spread as well.

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Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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