California at Colorado College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The California Golden Bears head to Folsom Field to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 54. The Golden Bears are 5-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Buffaloes are 2-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-5-0.
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Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The California Golden Bears are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-6-0 against the spread
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
10/22/17 S Luke Rubenzer Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
10/17/17 LB Devante Downs Leg is out for season
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
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
10/22/17 TE Derek Coleman Foot injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. California
10/22/17 DB Isaiah Oliver Leg injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. California
10/22/17 OL Jonathan Huckins Concussion injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. California
09/26/17 DE Frank Umu Suspension has been dismissed
09/14/17 OL Grant Polley Knee out for season
09/14/17 OL Jacob Moretti Ankle out for season
09/07/17 DB Anthony Julmisse Dismissed out for season
09/05/17 TE Dylan Keeney Back out indefinitely
08/23/17 DB Jaisen Sanchez Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The California Golden Bears are 45th in the country in points scored with 227. They have run 598 plays this year for 2,909 yards, which ranks them 24th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Bears average 4.9 yards per play, which is 113th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 160 1st downs this season, ranking them 44th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground California has run for 859 yards as a unit, which ranks 116th in college football. They've run 276 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Bears have been penalized on offense 51 times for 426 yards so far this year, which has them 34th in the country in penalties. Ross Bowers has passed for 1,997 yards this year. He's completed 174 throws while attempting 309 passes for a completion percentage of 56.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 116.9. He averages 5.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt.
California is 95th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 227. They have given up a total of 3,467 yards on D, which is 115th in D-1. The Golden Bears are 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 188 throws on 298 attempts against the California Golden Bears defense this season, ranking them 128th and 127th in the nation. The California pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,064 yards in the air, which is 121st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 316 attempts for 1,403 yards this season, putting them in 94th place in the country against the run. The Golden Bears have had 63 penalties for 554 yards on defense this year. That places them 122nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
California is 111th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 51 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 51st in D-1. They have returned 33 kicks for 686 yards on special teams, which puts them 7th in kick return yardage. The Golden Bears average 21 yards per kick return and they are 50th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,646. The California Golden Bears have tried 16 field goals this year and made 11, which is 31st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. California Golden Bears kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 26 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,737 yards on 42 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 76th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffaloes have run for 1,359 yards as a team, which ranks 42nd in college football. They've run 333 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colorado Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 55 times for 465 yards so far this season, which has them 25th in the country in penalties. They are 66th in the nation in points scored with 206. They have run 598 plays this season for 3,215 yards, which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 in total offense. Colorado averages 5.4 yards per play, which is 78th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 181 1st downs this year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Steven Montez averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 144 passes on 233 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.4. He has thrown for 1,712 yards this season.
The Colorado Buffaloes rush defense has allowed 306 attempts for 1,554 yards this year, putting them in 107th place in D-1 against the run. Colorado has committed 48 penalties for 460 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 92nd in college football. They are 70th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 197. They have surrendered a total of 3,379 yards on D, which is 110th in the country. The Buffaloes are ranked 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 143 passes on 262 attempts against the Colorado defense this season, placing them 89th and 112th in Division 1. The Colorado Buffaloes pass defense has also given up a total of 1,825 yards through the air, which is 96th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Colorado Buffaloes have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 39th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Colorado kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,663 yards on 41 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 87th in Division 1 in punting average. Colorado is ranked 63rd in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 126 punt return yards and average 12.6 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 365 yards on special teams, ranking 77th in kick return yardage. The Colorado Buffaloes average 20 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,706.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +3
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