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No. 8 Oregon vs. California picks and best bets for Week 9 Pac-12 matchup

The Ducks and Golden Bears meet in a Pac-12 North matchup.

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The No. 8 Oregon Ducks have been on a roll since their Week 1 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs. They continue PAC 12 play this weekend when they head down to California Memorial Stadium to take on the California Golden Bears at 3:3o p.m. EST on Saturday.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Oregon: 9 overall, 6 offense, 44 defense
California: 80 overall, 108 offense, 33 defense

Injury update


DL Sam ’Taki’ Taimani- Probable (ankle)


OL Matthew Cindric - Out (undisclosed)


Against The Spread

Oregon: 5-2 ATS
California: 4-2 ATS


Oregon: Over 5-2
California: Over 2-4-1

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Oregon: 72 overall, 78 offense, 57 defense
California: 110 overall, 127 offense, 78 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Oregon -17
Total: 58.5
Moneyline: Oregon -850, Cal +600

Opening line: Oregon-17
Opening total: 57


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The Pick

Oregon -17

The Ducks got trounced in their Week 1 game against Georgia on the national stage and we think that’s damaged some fans’ perceptions of them. Oregon is a really good team in a relatively weak PAC 12.

Since that Week 1 loss, they’ve only had one game that’s been decided by 10 points or less. Plus Cal is on a 3-game losing streak, including a loss to helpless Colorado. Hammer the Ducks here.