It’s not every day that you see a college football betting matchup with two team with compound names but on Friday night fans get to view this rare treat being broadcast from the Biggest Little City in the World: Reno, Nevada.
The University of Nevada Wolf Pack will host the University of California Golden Bears in a WAC versus the Pac10 showdown.
Kickoff for this Friday matchup is set for 10:05 Eastern Time and sbg global opened with the Golden Bears as a 3-point favorite with an over/under total at 66.
Fans on the East Coast will likely be asleep before this thing finished on early Saturday morning, but for those that do stay awake to catch it; this should be a fun game to watch.
Expect a lot of points to be put on the board and don’t expect to see much defense. With an over/under approaching 70 points there’s bound to be some big plays and some explosive scoring drives.
Nevada has opened up the 2010 NCAA football betting action 2-0 with wins over Eastern Washington and Colorado State. The Wolf Pack offense is averaging a mindboggling 50 points per game and has already scored 13 TDS through 3 games. Its 592 yards per game average is among the best in the country and playing at home in Nevada’s second city, they should have plenty of fan support in the stands.
But all those gaudy numbers have come against lower tier opponents and Golden Bears will be the most difficult competition this team has seen so far. And as flashy as the Wolf Pack’s stats have been, Cal’s have been even better –and against better competition.
In season opening wins against UC Davis and Colorado the Golden Bears scored 52 against each opponent and have given up 10 points on defense all year. The offense is averaging a much more modest 436.5 yards per game but has been very efficient, in terms of scoring.
On offense both of these teams are high flying, high scoring units but defense is what separates the two. While Nevada is giving up 352 yards a game to tomato cans, Cal has held its opponents to an average of just 160 yards per game.
Cal’s defense will be the difference maker in this sports betting matchup and the Golden Bears will head into Pac10 play 3-0.