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Northwestern Wildcats vs. California Golden Bears Preview 08/31/2013

California Memorial Stadium has a Week 1 contest on tap for Saturday as the Northwestern Wildcats and the California Golden Bears play their season openers.
Oddsmakers currently have the Wildcats listed as 8½-point favorites versus the Golden Bears, while the game's total is sitting at 55.

TEAM RECORDS:
Northwestern: 10-3 SU, 12-1 ATS
California: 3-9 SU, 3-9 ATS
NORTHWESTERN MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in August are 5-1
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

CALIFORNIA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in August are 3-1
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 7 games
California is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
California is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
California is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
California is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

NEXT UP:
Northwestern home to Syracuse, Saturday, September 7
California home to Portland State, Saturday, September 7