When the University of Nevada Wolf Pack hosts the University of California Golden Bears this week there are two certainties: 1) the Nevada fans will pack the Reno Stadium and the college rowdies should make the place crazy, 2) there’s going to be a lot of points scored in this NCAA football betting showdown.
Heading into this West Coast matchup the Golden Bears and the Wolf Pack are averaging a combined 102 points per game. Every game these teams have played in have been major league blowouts and neither team has lost a game yet as both are 2-0 heading into this matchup.
But the unfortunate truth for one of these teams is that after this weekend their perfect record will be blemished.
Kickoff for this Friday matchup is set for 10:05 Eastern Time and sbgglobal opened with the Golden Bears as a 3-point favorite with an over/under total at 66.
This college football betting contest has the second highest over/under of the weekend and for good reason. No opponent has been able to stop these two teams yet in the four combined games they’ve played. On paper the two teams are almost identical.
Nevada is led by talented QB Colin Kaepernick who is third in the country in total yards per game with a 384 yard average (110.5 rushing yards per game). His dual threat skills make this team very dangerous and the teams 13 TDs this season are testament to the team’s abilities.
But the biggest difference between Nevada and Cal is the fact that Cal has been hanging up gaudy stats on a much higher level of competition than Nevada who’s beaten up on D1-AA Easter Washington and a hapless Colorado State team.
Not that Cal has defeated any world beaters but UC Davis and Colorado provide a bit more challenge.
Still, that hardly makes Cal a lock to win this game. Even though the Golden Bears D has put up much better numbers than Nevada’s so far this season (160 yards allowed per game vs. 352 for Nevada) the Golden Bears have had major problems trying to stop dual threat QBs in the past. Cal is also playing its first road game of the season. Look for the Golden Bears to win this sports betting matchup but it could be interesting.