clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Arizona State Vs. California Odds: Despite Losing Record, Bears Favored By Two

Cal may have a 1-3 record, but they are favored by two over the 3-1 Arizona State Sun Devils.

Presswire

Don't let the records of the two schools fool you. This game could be more competitive than it seems. The Cal Bears enter Saturday's contest with a losing record of 1-3. Their opponent, the Arizona State Sun Devils, are the opposite with a 3-1 record. Naturally, Cal is favored by two?

It could be the home field advantage. It could be that Cal has had a more difficult schedule and managed not to get blown out. It could be that ASU hasn't really gone up against a challenge yet this season.

Cal has faced Nevada, Southern Utah, Ohio State, and USC this season. Their only win came against Southern Utah, 50-31. The fact that Cal has managed to hang on and not get completely blown out by their other three opponents, two of which are in the top 25, gives them a little favor on the line.

Arizona State has faced Northern Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, and Utah. Mizzou gave ASU its only loss, and it was a close one, 24-20. Their other three opponents were beaten handily, by a margin of at least 30 points.

Game time on Saturday is 1:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcasted on FX.

For more on your Arizona Sun Devils, head on over to House of Sparky or stick right here with SB Nation Arizona.