Washington State Cougars vs. California Golden Bears, the home advantage for the Cougars puts them tonight as big favorites to win this game, even though they lost last year against the Bears 37-3 on the road. But this year things are totally different for the Bears, they are not doing well in the PAC-12, the team is penultimate in the North Division and the record in the conference is negative.
Washington State Cougars: It’s time for revenge.
The Cougars can win this game easily as they have the best PAC-12 overall record with 7 wins and 1 loss, in the conference they have 4 wins and only one loss this season. They are the best team in PAC-12. No losses at home, four strong wins against SJSU 31-0, EWU 59-24, but the last two were the hardest one against UTAH 28-24 and OREGON STATE 34-20. The only defeat this season was in the fourth week against USC 39-36. So far the team has a winning streak of 4 weeks.
Gardner Minshew has done his best season so far with an average of 71.0% of completed passes, at home the average has been 75% against most teams, only against UTAH had a poor performance with 55% for 31-56. So far 26 touchdowns passes with only 6 interceptions, most of the interceptions were at home.
California Golden Bears: We have no defense.
The problems of the Golden Bears are not so serious, the team has no negative record, five wins and 3 losses is not a bad thing, in reality the problems are on the defensive, they have won games but the defense has let the opponent score many points and the offense has not been effective to win the games with a greater advantage in points. In the last two weeks the team won against Oregon State 49-7 and against Washington 12-10.
Ross Bowers is likely to be the starting quarterback tonight against the Cougars, but it is not yet confirmed. Bowers has an injury to his thumb. Last year Bowers had 12 games with the 59% ERA completed, this year has only been a starting quarterback in a single game against North Carolina to win the game with a poor ERA of only 47% in 8-17 completions.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Washington State Cougars vs. California Golden Bears 11/03/2018
is: take the Washington State Cougars -7.5 (RUNLINE).
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