The California Golden Bears will take on the North Texas Mean Green at 4:15 p.m. ET on Saturday at California Memorial Stadium. The Golden Bears are coming off an upset victory over a ranked Washington squad, moving them to 2-0 on the season. North Texas, meanwhile, knocked off Abilene Christian in Week 1, but fell 49-27 to SMU in Week 2. The latest California vs. North Texas odds show the Golden Bears as 14-point favorites, with the over-under for total points expected set at 50.5, down half a point from the opening line. Before finalizing any California vs. North Texas picks of your own, be sure to see the college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven projection model.
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The model has taken Cal’s stunning win at Washington into account when evaluating this matchup. The Golden Bears were 13.5-point underdogs, but they got two touchdowns in the third quarter to erase a halftime deficit, eventually leading to the upset. Running back Christopher Brown Jr. kept the chains moving with 16 carries for 80 yards, but it was Marcel Dancy who scored twice on just seven carries. Washington won most statistical battles, but Cal did have a plus-2 edge in the turnover battle, a key factor in the win.
North Texas, meanwhile, is averaging 39 points per game through two weeks, but its defense will need to play better this week after giving up 49 points in a loss to SMU last week. North Texas does have a lot of experience at quarterback with Mason Fine entering his fourth year as the starter. He’s amassed 9,952 passing yards and 69 passing touchdowns in his career, compared to just 27 interceptions. If he can take care of the ball, he’ll give the Mean Green a great chance to stay within the two-score spread against their Pac-12 opponents.
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