The Washington State Cougars and the California Golden Bears will face off in a Pac-12 clash at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at California Memorial Stadium. Both teams enter Saturday's matchup with a 1-3 record. California lost to the Washington Huskies last Saturday, 31-24. The Cougars fell to the Utah Utes, 24-13.
This will be the first meeting between the teams since 2019 after the 2020 matchup was canceled due to health and safety protocols. The Golden Bears are favored by 7.5-points in the latest California vs. Washington State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 52. Before entering any Washington State vs. California picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- California vs. Washington State spread: California -7.5
- California vs. Washington State over-under: 52 points
What you need to know about California
Chase Garbers passed for two TDs and 319 yards on 41 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 76 yards against Washington. Garbers ranks first in the Pac-12 in completions with 93, and he is second in passing yards at 1,093. He has also rushed for 177 yards and two TDs on 33 attempts. Garbers has two 300-yard passing outings so far this season.
Damien Moore fumbled at the one-yard line in overtime against Washington to end the loss. He rushed for 67 yards and had a 26-yard TD catch. Nikko Remigio is uncertain for this week's game because of an undisclosed injury.
What you need to know about Washington State
Jarrett Guarantano was sacked seven times in the loss to Utah. He was filling in for injured starter Jayden de Laura (leg). His status is uncertain for this week's game. Max Borghi, who suffered an arm injury vs. Utah, is also uncertain for the matchup with California.
The Cougars had just 106 yards in the second half vs. Utah. Washington State has scored 27 points in its last two games. The Cougars did force seven Utah fumbles, recovering three.
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