The arrival of Week 12 of the college football season means a quick preview of rivalry week. Few rivalry games are bigger than the annual Big Game showdown between the Stanford Cardinal and California Golden Bears.
Here's everything you need to know about the Big Game on Saturday.
Where is Big Game 2022?
The 2022 Stanford vs Cal Big Game showdown will be played in Berkeley, CA at the Golden Bears' California Memorial Stadium. California Memorial Stadium holds a capacity of 62,467 seats and was built in 1923. California is 3-2 at home this season, while the 3-7 Cardinal are just 0-5 on the road.
Dating back to 2000, California is 4-7 when playing Big Game matchups in front of their home crowd.
When is Stanford vs Cal Big Game?
Big Game 2022 is officially scheduled for Week 12 of the college football season. The game will be played on Saturday, Nov. 19 with a kickoff time scheduled for 4:13 p.m. ET. The game airs live on the Pac-12 Network.
Big Game Stanford vs Cal Prediction and Odds 2022
Despite Stanford winning six straight Big Game matchups at Berkeley, California is the slightly better team this season. The Golden Bears score about two more points while allowing five fewer than the Cardinal, who happen to be winless in five road games this season.
Opponents have also averaged 44.0 points over Stanford's last three games, showing just how much the Cardinal have been struggling lately. Furthermore, they haven't even scored more than 16 points in a game since Week 6.
Even with the Golden Bears being far from perfect, California has actually been able to score the ball lately and should be good enough to win the 2022 Big Game.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: STAN: (+172) | CAL: (-210)
Spread: STAN: +4.5 (-110) | CAL: -4.5 (-112)
Total: 45.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Final Score Prediction: California: 24 | Stanford: 17
Big Game History
Stanford and Cal have faced off 101 times since their first meeting in 1918. This has been a fairly close rivalry, though, with the Cardinal notching 53 wins to California's 42. There have also been six ties in the series.
After losing 10 of 11 previous meetings, California got its revenge in last year's matchup with a 41-11 blowout win against Stanford. A big part of that victory was the Golden Bears outscoring the Cardinal 27-8 in the second half.
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