Colorado at California Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 9/24/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley
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California (2-1) has been putting some points on the board early in the season, averaging an impressive 43.7 per game. They look to continue that trend against a Colorado (2-2) squad that has allowed almost 30 PPG. The Golden Bears find themselves almost two TD favorites and look to avenge a 41-24 defeat by Colorado a year ago.
Colorado has had an up and down season already, rotating wins and losses through the first quarter of the year. They feature the nation's 14th rated passer in Sefo Liufau (1124 yards, 10TD) but have failed to put up significant points, ranking 90th in the country at 25.8 PPG. Liufau should be in for a big day against a California defense giving up 316.7 passing yards per game, 8th worst in the country. The Buffaloes will need to continue their strong pass defense as well against an equally potent Cal attack.
Leading the way for Cal's offense is Jared Goff, a sophomore who has 3 TD passes in each of the Golden Bears' first three games. Goff's 10TD against 2 INT numbers are impressive but Cal may look to run the ball more against a Colorado defense giving up 181.3 rushing YPG. The main benefactors could be Daniel Lasco and Khalfani Muhammad, Golden Bears running backs who each have 50-yard TD scampers in the past two games.
The Golden Bears are favored by two TD's and oddsmakers are expecting a high-scoring affair. Both teams should be able to move the ball against each other with a costly turnover or huge special teams play likely being the deciding factor.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
Colorado Buffaloes are 2-2-0 Against the Spread
Colorado Buffaloes are 1-3-0 against the Over/Under
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
California Golden Bears are 3-0-0 Against the Spread
California Golden Bears are 1-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
09/21/14 LB Markeis Reed Hernia "?" Saturday vs. California
09/20/14 WR Lee Walker Shoulder out indefinitely
09/19/14 TE Dylan Keeney Knee out indefinitely
09/11/14 OL Brad Cotner Concussion out indefinitely
08/21/14 DB Jered Bell ACL out for season
California Golden Bears
09/22/14 DB Stefan McClure Calf "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/06/14 LB Jason Gibson Personal has left the team
08/15/14 RB Jeffery Coprich Foot out indefinitely
08/15/14 DL Nathan Broussard Knee out for season
08/15/14 DB Quentin Tartabull Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Cal
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