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Cheez-It Bowl Betting Preview & Picks | TCU vs. California

Posted by: Mike Davis
Cheez-It Bowl Betting preview

College football betting players looking for a West Coast Bowl Game to bet on this week need look no further than this Wednesday’s Cheez-It Bowl matchup between the California Golden Bears and the TCU Horned Frogs. This matchup is bound to lighten up your after Christmas Day festivities. The Horned Frogs will turn to their third-stringer to carry this team to an upset win over California. Considering that the 3rd stringer will be going up against the No. 24  scoring defense in the nation, what kind of matchup will the Cheez-It bowl betting odds predict? Let’s check on the legal sportsbook betting odds to find out.

Cheez-It Bowl | TCU vs. California – Wednesday, December 26th  

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona


Stream: Watch ESPN

College Football Betting Odds:

TCU +1 (-110)38 (-110)  -102
California -1 (-110)38 (-110)-118
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TCU Horned Frogs     

The Horned Frogs leap into this Wednesday‘s contest sporting a 6-6 record that ranked them 5th overall in the Big 12. This season TCU managed to post a rather meager 4-5 record in Big 12 play. Considering that TCU finished 2017 with an 11-3 record, it’s safe to say that 2018 was a massive step down for the program. Nevertheless, they look to add one final victory to this year’s efforts by picking up a Cheez-It Bowl game win over California All in all TCU comes in with the better offense but their defense isn’t as sharp as California’s. Right now the Horned Frogs are scoring 24.7 per game and are giving up 24.4. For comparison California puts up 22.8 per matchup and are giving up 21.3.

Players to Watch: Shawn Robinson (1,334 passing yards, 9 TD, 8 INT), Darius Anderson (598 rushing yards, 3 TD, 4.8 AVG), and Jalen Reagor (1,061 receiving yards, 9 TD, 72 REC).

California Golden Bears           

The Golden Bears are coming off a 7-5 season that saw California post a 4-5 record in Pac-12 play. Naturally this meek record lead to a 5th place ranking in the North Division of the conference. The program didn’t make much improvement this season, seeing as how they finished last year’s action with a 7-5 record as well. And despite making the Cheez-It Bowl, the college football betting odds aren’t favoring California much here. But since Cal comes in with the better record and better defense, they should be a bettor’s choice this Wednesday.

Players to Watch: Chase Garbers (1,413 passing yards, 14 TD, 7 INT), Patrick Laird (932 rushing yards, 5 TD, 4.3 AVG), and Vic Wharton III (502 receiving yards, 1 TD, 50 REC).  

Cheez-It Bowl Betting Predictions | TCU vs. California


  • California is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • California is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of California’s last 8 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Christian’s last 6 games
  • Texas Christian is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • TCU is 4-6 SU in their last 10 Games
Cheez-It Bowl Betting Picks | TCU vs. California

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Cheez-It Bowl betting matchup? All in all California looks like the better pick. The money line is quite good here so they make a decent SU option. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 30-24 California.