NCAAF Betting

Cal vs Colorado Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 7

Devon Platana
Cal vs Colorado prediction, including college football odds and best bets for Week 7.
Cal vs Colorado prediction, including college football odds and best bets for Week 7. / AP Photo/Lachlan Cunningham

Conference play is rolling along in Week 7 of the 2022 NCAA college football season. The Pac-12 is buzzing with some intriguing matchups, including a tilt between the California Golden Bears and Colorado Buffaloes. This marks the Buffaloes' first game under interim head coach Mike Sanford, so it remains to be seen if they can overcome the rival Golden Bears.

Cal vs Colorado Odds

According to FanDuel Sportsbook's college football odds, Cal is a clear -750 favorite on the moneyline (15.5-point spread) in a game with a 48.5-point over/under.

What should college football fans expect in this matchup, and where can bettors find value?

Cal vs Colorado Prediction and Best Bet

Though there have been highs and lows this season, California's campaign has been solid for the most part. The Golden Bears' two losses came against solid Notre Dame and Washington State teams, so there isn't too much to be ashamed of.

The same can't be said for the Buffaloes. Not only is Colorado winless on the season, but each of its losses has been by at least 23 points. Said loss actually came in a 43-20 defeat to Arizona — the same Wildcats squad that California beat, 49-31, one week before that.

California has also scored nearly twice as many points (23.8 PPG) compared to Colorado (13.4 PPG) while also allowing nearly half as many (24.3 PPG vs. 43.2 PPG). Throw in the fact that this is Sanford's first game behind the Buffaloes bench and it makes it incredibly tough to see a positive outcome for Colorado here.

I'm confident enough to take California as the 15.5-point favorite and the total hitting over 48.5 points.

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