Washington State at California College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium to take on the California Golden Bears on Friday, October 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington State as 12.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54. The Cougars have an ATS record of 4-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The California Golden Bears are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
10/08/17 DB Darrien Molton Arm left last game, "?" Friday vs. California
10/08/17 LB Isaac Dotson Undisclosed left last game, "?" Friday vs. California
10/08/17 LB Nate DeRider Undisclosed left last game, "?" Friday vs. California
10/08/17 DL Nnamdi Oguayo Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. California
09/18/17 LB Peyton Pelluer Foot out for season
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
10/09/17 WR Kanawai Noa Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Washington State
10/09/17 S Luke Rubenzer Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Washington State
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 Washington State Cougars are 9th in Division 1 in points scored with 238. They have run 473 plays this season for 2,848 yards, which ranks them 1st in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 6 yards per play, which is 55th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 152 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington State has run for 496 yards as a team, which ranks 122nd in the country. They've run 157 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 33 times for 325 yards so far this season, which has them 68th in the nation in penalties. Luke Falk has thrown for 2,000 yards this season. He has completed 188 passes on 262 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 158.3. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Washington State is 36th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 111. They have surrendered a total of 1,657 yards on D, which is 23rd in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 92 passes on 163 attempts against the Washington State Cougars defense this season, placing them 46th and 48th in the country. The Washington State pass defense has also given up a total of 878 yards through the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 205 attempts for 779 yards this year, putting them in 57th place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 41 penalties for 365 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 97th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Washington State is ranked 42nd in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 33 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 110th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 176 yards on special teams, ranking 118th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 20 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,057. The Washington State Cougars have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 12, which is 8th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Washington State Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 970 yards on 26 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 121st in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Bears have run for 581 yards as a team, which ranks 115th in the nation. They've run 197 times, averaging 2.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Bears have been penalized on offense 36 times for 293 yards so far this year, which has them 48th in the country in penalties. They are 82nd in Division 1 in points scored with 146. They have run 432 plays this year for 2,071 yards, which ranks them 33rd in the nation in total offense. The California Golden Bears average 4.8 yards per play, which is 114th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 111 1st downs this season, ranking them 67th overall as an offensive unit. Ross Bowers has completed 124 throws while attempting 222 passes for a completion percentage of 55.9%. He has passed for 1,437 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 116.4.
The California Golden Bears rush defense has given up 244 attempts for 1,035 yards this season, putting them in 95th place in the country against the run. They have had 50 penalties for 416 yards on defense this year. That places them 119th in Division 1. California is 98th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 179. They have given up a total of 2,619 yards on D, which is 116th in the nation. The Golden Bears are 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 146 throws on 235 attempts against the California defense this season, ranking them 127th and 124th in the country. The California Golden Bears pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,584 yards in the air, which is 116th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The California Golden Bears have tried 12 field goals this year and made 7, which is 41st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 58%. California kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,347 yards on 32 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 58th in the NCAA in punting average. California is 122nd in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 10 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 109th in D-1. They have returned 27 kicks for 565 yards on special teams, which puts them 5th in kick return yardage. The Golden Bears average 21 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,647.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars -12.5
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