Cal vs. Idaho: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – September 16, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 16, 2023

The California Golden Bears (1-1) host the FCS Idaho Vandals on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at California Memorial Stadium. The Golden Bears are favored, by 12 points. The over/under in this contest is 52.5 points.

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Cal vs. Idaho Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Cal -12 -110 -110 52.5 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Cal Idaho
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 34.0 (58) 33.0 (9)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 17.5 (41) 6.0 (1)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 5 (106) 1 (11)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 7 (3) 3 (8)

Cal vs. Idaho Betting Insights

Cal Stats and Trends

  • Cal has won all two of its games against the spread this season.
  • Games featuring Cal have gone over the point total once this season.
  • The average total in Cal’s outings this year is 54.5, 2.0 more than this matchup’s over/under.

Idaho Stats and Trends

  • Idaho has compiled a perfect 1-0-0 record against the spread this season.
  • So far this season, no Idaho game has hit the over.
  • Idaho has had an average of 50.5 points scored in their games so far this season, 2.0 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Cal Players to Watch

  • This season, Ben Finley has racked up 313 passing yards (156.5 yards per game) while connecting on 31 of 45 passes (68.9% completion percentage), with one touchdown and one interception.
  • Jaydn Ott has picked up a team-high 266 rushing yards (133.0 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns.
  • Ashton Stredick has 75 yards on 21 carries (37.5 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • This season Jeremiah Hunter has 11 receptions for a team-high 99 receiving yards (49.5 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Monroe Young has chipped in with 88 yards (on eight catches).
  • Taj Davis has caught seven passes for 72 yards and one touchdown, averaging 36.0 yards per game this year.

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