Saturday, November 19, 2016
California Memorial Stadium
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The Stanford Cardinal take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at California Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 11 point favorites. This season the Cardinal are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 7-3-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Keller Chryst finished with 60 yards through the air for Stanford last week. He completed 10 passes out of 17 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Cardinal were led in rushing by Christian McCaffrey, who finished with 199 yards on 32 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Trenton Irwin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 31 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Stanford got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 425 yards for the game. The Cardinal ran for 365 yards on 58 attempts.
Davis Webb finished with 262 yards passing for California last week. He went 23 for 47, resulting in a 49% completion percentage. The Golden Bears were led on the ground by Khalfani Muhammad, who finished with 34 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Demetris Robertson led the team in receiving with 82 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. California had 18 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 74 total plays for 362 yards for the contest. The Golden Bears ran for 100 yards on 27 carries as a team.
Stanford scores 23.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 109th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.6 passes on 24.7 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 155 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 118th in college football. The Cardinal run for an average of 185 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 54th in the nation. They also run 63.2 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 340 yards per game, ranking their offense 116th overall this season. The Cardinal average 17.6 first downs per game which ranks them 119th in the country. They accumulate 51.3 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 79th in the nation.
Stanford allows 211 passing yards per game, ranking 42nd in D-1, and they allow 19.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 16.7 completions on 29.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57. The Cardinal allow 150.3 rushing yards per game on 35.7 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 47th in the country. Stanford allows 361.3 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 32nd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.1 penalties for 62.7 yards per game, ranking them 101st among D-1 teams.
California averages 37.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 21st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 31.7 passes per game on 51.6 attempts for a 61.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 361.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 3rd in Division 1. The Golden Bears run for an average of 156.7 yards per game on 33.6 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 86th on the ground. They also run 85.2 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 517.9 yards per game, ranking them 10th in the country on offense. The Golden Bears get an average of 27.4 first downs per game, which ranks 4th in the nation. They average 83.9 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, ranking them 1st in college football.
California allows an average of 257.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 94th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 45.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 128th in the nation. They give up 21.1 completions on 34.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.7 per game. The Golden Bears allow 283.4 rushing yards per contest on 45.8 carries for a 6.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 127th in the country. California allows 540.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.8 yards per play, which ranks 127th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 8.9 penalties for 77.6 yards in each contest, ranking 126th in the nation.
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford is 3-7-0 against the over/under this season
Stanford has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
California Betting Trends
California is 7-3-0 against the over/under this season
California has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 G Brandon Fanaika Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. California
11/13/16 T Casey Tucker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. California
10/26/16 CB Alijah Holder Shoulder out for season
11/13/16 WR Chad Hansen Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/13/16 CB Chibuzo Nwokocha Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/13/16 CB Darius Allensworth Groin "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/13/16 QB Davis Webb Shoulder injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Stanford
11/13/16 S Luke Rubenzer Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
10/26/16 LB Derron Brown Hand expected to redshirt
10/20/16 RB Vic Enwere Ankle out for season
10/19/16 DT Luc Bequette Knee out for season
10/06/16 S Evan Rambo ACL out for season
08/18/16 DB Damariay Drew Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take California +11
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