Arizona State vs. Cal Betting Picks & Odds: Will Defenses Rule Pac-12 After Dark?

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Joe Camporeale, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Herm Edwards

Arizona State at California Picks & Odds

  • Spread: Cal -4.5
  • Over/Under: 42
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Berkeley, Calif.

All odds above via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).

Arizona State at California Line Movement

After opening as 5.5-point underdogs, Arizona State has taken some money and most bookmakers have adjusted this spread to Cal -4.5. The betting has evened out since then with 53% of the bets on Cal as of Thursday night.

The total for this Pac-12 After Dark soiree opened at 40 and has been bouncing between 40 and 42 points throughout the week. The market-split for the Over/Under is more dramatic than the spread, as 67% of the tickets are on the Over as of Thursday night.

Kyle Miller: Will Jaydon Daniels Be the Difference?

After a big upset of Michigan State, Arizona State lost outright as more than a touchdown underdog to Colorado. I was on the Sun Devils in that game despite the poor situational spot and they just didn’t come to play and I paid the price.

My big takeaway from that game was the play of true freshman quarterback Jaydon Daniels. He looked a lot better against Colorado than he did against Michigan State but his defense didn’t do him any favors. I expect Arizona State to try and run the ball more than they did last week which should help ease the pressure on Daniels.

Cal is the No. 15 team in the AP Poll but I have the Bears 44th in my power ratings. I make this line California -2, so I’m looking to take the points with the Sun Devils.