To beat the NCAA football odds, you have to put a heck of a lot of work into your craft. Our college football expert handicappers have done just that here at Cappers Info, and we think that we have the winning edge for the clash between the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. California Golden Bears.
Free Football Picks: Ohio State Buckeyes vs. California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, September 14th, 7:00 ET
Location: California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA
Week 3 Betting Odds: Ohio State -16 (66.5)
Ohio State vs. California Live TV Coverage: FOX
The X’s and the O’s of this game just aren’t adding up to us. The Buckeyes played against the Golden Bears last year and were nearly beaten SU as 17-point favorites. This year, they are going on the road, and they might not have QB Braxton Miller, and yet they are basically laying the same amount of points. The difference is that these Golden Bears know that they have some bite in them offensively, and they have absolutely nothing to lose by playing this out and out run all over the place and get as many snaps off as humanly possible style.
The Bucks did well last week against the San Diego State Aztecs without Miller, but their defense has at least shown a few cracks along the way. If there is even the slightest bit of hole in that unit, Head Coach Sonny Dykes is going to find it over the course of the quantity of plays that he’ll run in this game. Sure, Cal has allowed 74 points in two games this year, but this one is more about the offense to us. Can the Golden Bears manage to get 30 on the board in this one? That’s a big time number to try to reach, but we have to remember that with a significantly more conservative offense and a much better OSU defense sitting on the other side of the field last year, the team reached 28. Be very careful, Ohio State. This is definitely a game in which you could be sitting on upset alert.
Ohio State vs. California Pick: California Golden Bears +16
Ohio State @ California Score Prediction: Ohio State 38 – California 37