California at UCLA College Football Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The California Golden Bears head to Rose Bowl to play the UCLA Bruins on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 7 point favorites. The Golden Bears are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Bruins are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-2-0.
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Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The California Golden Bears are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 8-2-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
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 UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/12/17 LB Breland Brandt Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. USC
11/12/17 QB Devon Modster Thumb is "?" Saturday vs. USC
11/12/17 DL Jaelan Phillips Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. USC
11/05/17 DL Ainuu Taua Knee is out for season
11/05/17 WR Darren Andrews Knee is out for season
11/02/17 DL Matt Dickerson Collarbone is out indefinitely
10/29/17 LB Josh Woods Shoulder is out for season
10/01/17 TE Caleb Wilson Foot out for season
08/24/17 OL Kenny Lacy Hip out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The California Golden Bears are 67th in the country in points scored with 306. They have run 809 plays this year for 4,156 yards, which ranks them 37th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Bears average 5.1 yards per play, which is 107th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 239 1st downs this season, ranking them 41st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground California has run for 1,291 yards as a unit, which ranks 114th in college football. They've run 374 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Bears have been penalized on offense 67 times for 574 yards so far this year, which has them 61st in the country in penalties. Ross Bowers has passed for 2,797 yards this year. He's completed 247 throws while attempting 420 passes for a completion percentage of 58.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 122.4. He averages 6.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
California is 80th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 311. They have given up a total of 4,697 yards on D, which is 94th in D-1. The Golden Bears are 75th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 240 throws on 377 attempts against the California Golden Bears defense this season, ranking them 120th and 107th in the nation. The California pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,797 yards in the air, which is 105th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 438 attempts for 1,900 yards this season, putting them in 72nd place in the country against the run. The Golden Bears have had 84 penalties for 751 yards on defense this year. That places them 115th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
California is 115th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 75 punt return yards and average 9.4 yards per return, which is 36th in D-1. They have returned 41 kicks for 834 yards on special teams, which puts them 23rd in kick return yardage. The Golden Bears average 20 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,064. The California Golden Bears have tried 22 field goals this year and made 17, which is 20th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. California Golden Bears kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,093 yards on 50 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 60th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bruins have run for 1,375 yards as a team, which ranks 108th in college football. They've run 336 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UCLA Bruins have been penalized on offense 91 times for 840 yards so far this season, which has them 4th in the country in penalties. They are 30th in the nation in points scored with 375. They have run 800 plays this season for 5,126 yards, which ranks them 5th in Division 1 in total offense. UCLA averages 6.4 yards per play, which is 26th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 267 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Rosen averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 269 passes on 433 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 144. He has thrown for 3,515 yards this season.
The UCLA Bruins rush defense has allowed 558 attempts for 3,176 yards this year, putting them in 128th place in D-1 against the run. UCLA has committed 85 penalties for 768 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 119th in college football. They are 122nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 414. They have surrendered a total of 5,407 yards on D, which is 124th in the country. The Bruins are ranked 108th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 168 passes on 297 attempts against the UCLA defense this season, placing them 22nd and 21st in Division 1. The UCLA Bruins pass defense has also given up a total of 2,231 yards through the air, which is 44th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCLA Bruins have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 13, which is 57th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. UCLA kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 44 for 45 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,966 yards on 47 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 69th in Division 1 in punting average. UCLA is ranked 97th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 69 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 90th in college football. They have returned 45 kicks for 895 yards on special teams, ranking 14th in kick return yardage. The UCLA Bruins average 20 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,091.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bruins -7
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