At 6:30 ET, the Cardinal and Golden Bears go head-to-head at Stanford Stadium in this week 12 NCAAF matchup. Catch the action on PACN with the game scheduled for Saturday, November 18th. This face-off between two Pac-12 opponents sees the Golden Bears as the 6.5 point favorites on the road. Can the California pull out a victory away from home and cover the spread?


The Pick: Stanford Cardinal +6.5

This game will be played at Stanford Stadium at 6:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 31-25 in favor of California.
  • Even though we have California winning straight-up, we like Stanford at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 55.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 56 points.

Can California Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

The California Golden Bears take on the Stanford with a 4-6 record, including 1-3 on the road and 2-3 at home.

California has gone into three games as the favorite this season and six games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 4-5.

This season, California has an over/under record of 7-2. Their games have, on average, produced a combined total of 68.9 points, with the typical over/under line being 54.7 points.

The Golden Bears’ offense is set to face Stanford while averaging 188 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. In the national rankings, they currently stand at 28th for rushing yards and 83rd for passing yards, with an average of 210.3 yards per matchup. Overall, California is putting up 31.9 points per game, which is 34th nationally.

On defense, California comes into the game ranked 34th in passing yards per game. Opponents are throwing the ball an average of 36 times per contest vs. the Golden Bears. Overall, they are giving up 37 points per game, which is 143rd in college football. Against the run, they are 71st in the NCAA in rushing yards allowed.

Will Stanford Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

The Stanford Cardinal take on the California with a 3-7 record, including 2-2 on the road and 0-4 at home.

Against the spread, Stanford has gone 4-4 this season. The Cardinal have been favored one time compared to seven games as the underdog.

This season, Stanford has an over/under record of 3-5. Their games have, on average, produced a combined total of 57.8 points, with the typical over/under line being 58.4 points.

On offense, the Cardinal come in with the 32nd ranked offense in terms of passing attempts and are averaging 239.2 passing yards per game. In the running game, they are 49th in terms of attempts.

The Cardinal defense heads into this week’s matchup with 21 sacks and sitting 1st in QB hurries. So far, they’ve allowed 36.9 points per game (142nd). In the pass defense department, they’re 180th nationally, giving up 314.2 passing yards per game. Additionally, when it comes to defending the run, Stanford’s defense is allowing 143.2 rushing yards per contest.