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Arizona vs Cal Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 4 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Arizona vs. Cal prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
Arizona vs. Cal prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photo/Lachlan Cunningham
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Arizona vs Cal Week 4 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Arizona Wildcats (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) vs. California Golden Bears (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Venue: California Memorial Stadium — Berkeley, CA
Coverage: PAC12

Week 4 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Pac-12 showdown between the Arizona Wildcats and California Golden Bears. The Wildcats are feeling good about themselves after a 31-28 win over North Dakota State, hoping for more success in their Pac-12 opener.

Meanwhile, California looks to bounce back following its 24-17 loss to Notre Dame last week. The Golden Bears actually led, 17-14, entering the fourth quarter, but both the offense and defense disappeared, allowing the Fighting Irish to score 10 unanswered points.

Arizona vs Cal Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ARIZ: (+146) | CAL: (-178)
Spread: ARIZ: +3.5 (-105) | CAL: -3.5 (-115)
Total: 50.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

California enters this contest as the favorite on the spread. This 5:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 50.5, which is on the average side compared to the rest of this week's college football projected totals.

Arizona vs Cal Prediction & Pick

While Arizona and California's 35-game rivalry has been fairly even over the years, it's been the Wildcats who've won each of the last six meetings since 2010. The most recent matchup took place just last season, resulting in a 10-3 victory for Jedd Fisch's team.

Having said that, the Wildcats haven't looked great this season. They barely beat an FCS school in North Dakota State and suffered an embarrassing home loss to Mississippi State just one week prior. It also doesn't help that Arizona has lost 19 of its last 20 Pac-12 matchups while also failing to cover the spread in each of its last five meetings with California.

I do expect this game to be a short one, but Arizona's underwhelming performances this year have me siding with the Golden Bears.

Final Score Prediction: California: 26 | Arizona: 21

Arizona vs Cal Betting Trends

- Arizona is 1-11 straight up in its last 12 road games.
- California is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last five home games against Arizona.
- The total has hit the under in five of Arizona's last seven games against California.
- The total has hit the under in six of California's last eight games against the Pac-12.

Arizona vs Cal Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

California's defense should give Arizona a tougher test compared to the other units it's faced so far. With the home crowd backing them, I expect the Golden Bears to take the lead and use their defense to close things out, preventing the game from escalating into a high-scoring affair.

Much like it has in the past with this rivalry, I predict that the total will finish with the under yet again.

Bet: Under 50.5 Points (-110)

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