Arizona at California College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium
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Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the Arizona Wildcats and the California Golden Bears on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has California as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 62. The Golden Bears are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-5-0. The Wildcats are 4-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-2-0.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Wildcats are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The California Golden Bears are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
10/15/17 DE Jalen Harris Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. California
10/15/17 DL Luca Bruno Concussion "?" Saturday vs. California
10/15/17 DL Parker Zellers Targeting Suspension OUT 1st half Saturday vs. California
10/15/17 S Scottie Young Jr. Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. California
10/03/17 WR Cam Denson Foot out for season
10/03/17 S Isaiah Hayes Shoulder out for season
09/14/17 LB Carrington Vaughn Knee out for season
09/12/17 LS Nick Reinhardt Knee out for season
09/05/17 T Bryson Cain Ankle out for season
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
10/15/17 LB Devante Downs Leg "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/15/17 S Luke Rubenzer Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/15/17 RB Patrick Laird Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/07/17 WR Melquise Stovall Undisclosed out for season
10/01/17 OL Cameron Saffle Lower Body out for season
10/01/17 WR Demetris Robertson Lower Body out for season
09/12/17 RB Tre Watson Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Wildcats have run for 2,061 yards as a unit, which ranks 4th in the nation. They've run 292 times, averaging 7.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 33 times for 319 yards so far this year, which has them 95th in the country in penalties. They are 13th in Division 1 in points scored with 257. They have run 435 plays this year for 3,094 yards, which ranks them 112th in the nation in total offense. The Wildcats average 7.1 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 150 1st downs this season, ranking them 25th overall as an offensive unit. Khalil Tate has completed 26 throws while attempting 35 passes for a completion percentage of 74.3%. He has passed for 343 yards this year. He averages 9.7 adjusted yards per throw and 9.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 169.7.
The Wildcats rush defense has given up 225 attempts for 1,003 yards this season, putting them in 65th place in the country against the run. They have had 51 penalties for 496 yards on defense this year. That places them 124th in Division 1. Arizona is 64th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 161. They have given up a total of 2,505 yards on D, which is 74th in the nation. The Wildcats are 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 126 throws on 215 attempts against the Arizona Wildcats defense this season, ranking them 86th and 89th in the country. The Arizona pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,502 yards in the air, which is 86th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Wildcats have tried 11 field goals this year and made 7, which is 55th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Arizona Wildcats kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 628 yards on 17 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 127th in the NCAA in punting average. Arizona is 95th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 146 punt return yards and average 20.9 yards per return, which is 3rd in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 231 yards on special teams, which puts them 109th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 26 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,471.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Bears are 61st in Division 1 in points scored with 183. They have run 502 plays this season for 2,436 yards, which ranks them 30th in the nation in total offense. The California Golden Bears average 4.9 yards per play, which is 114th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 129 1st downs this year, placing them 71st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground California has run for 687 yards as a team, which ranks 117th in the country. They've run 229 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Bears have been penalized on offense 44 times for 368 yards so far this season, which has them 40th in the nation in penalties. Ross Bowers has thrown for 1,696 yards this season. He has completed 145 passes on 260 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.1. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 5.9 adjusted yards per throw.
California is 78th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 182. They have surrendered a total of 2,956 yards on D, which is 110th in Division 1. The Golden Bears are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 178 passes on 283 attempts against the California defense this season, placing them 128th and 128th in the country. The California Golden Bears pass defense has also given up a total of 1,898 yards through the air, which is 121st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 270 attempts for 1,058 yards this year, putting them in 82nd place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Bears have committed 55 penalties for 466 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 116th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
California is ranked 112th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 41 punt return yards and average 8.2 yards per return, which is 52nd in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 601 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The California Golden Bears average 21 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,079. The Golden Bears have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 10, which is 28th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. California kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 21 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,640 yards on 39 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 65th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Bears -1.5
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