College football gambling anticipation continues to grow for the matchup between the Cal Bears of the Pac 10 and Nevada Woolpack of the WAC in ESPN2 college football betting action.
Kickoff is set for Friday night at 8:05 PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling opened with Cal as a 2.5–point favorite.
Cal is off to a strong start with a mark of 2-0 both straight up and against the spread. The Bears were Golden last week as the destroyed the Colorado Golden Buffaloes 52-7 as 10.5-point home chalks.
The Cal defense forced 5 turnovers and quarterback Kevin Riley threw for 197 yards and 4 touchdown passes in the win. Although Cal was not a preseason favorite to win the Pac 10 that perception is rapidly changing.
Nevada has a record of 2-0 straight up and 1-1 against the spread. The Wolfpack is coming off a highly impressive 51-6 payout over Colorado State with the NCAA betting odds as 24.5-point home favorites as quarterback Colin Kaepernick accumulated 402 yards of total offense while rushing for 2 touchdowns and passing for 2 more.
Nevada had 631 yards of total offense and scored on their first 9 possessions. The Wolfpack already has the top ranked offense in all of college football. Kaepernick was always known as a great runner but his improved passing touch makes him one of the top assets anywhere with the NCAA betting lines.
“He’s on the money,” said Nevada head coach Chris Ault. “He’s throwing balls out there that will make a difference for us this year.”
This is the first college football gambling matchup between these two teams since 1996. Cal has failed to cover 13 out of their last 20 road games and has just 1 payout in their last 6 games against the WAC. Nevada has gotten the money in 5 out of their last 7 home games with 5 of those games going under the total.
The Wolfpack has covered 4 out of their last 6 games against the Pac 10 but did fail to cover the last 2 times as both games went over the total. Nevada failed to cover 8 out of their last 10 non conference games.