California at Arizona College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The California Golden Bears travel to Arizona Stadium to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 2 point favorites. The Golden Bears have an ATS record of 1-2-1 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The California Golden Bears are 1-2-1 against the spread
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Wildcats are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
09/04/18 LB Cameron Goode Leg is out for season
08/29/18 RB Johnny Adams Jr. Lower Body is out for season
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The California Golden Bears are 90th in Division 1 in points scored with 114. They have run 301 plays this season for 1,586 yards, which ranks them 108th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Bears average 5.3 yards per play, which is 94th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 92 1st downs this year, placing them 85th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground California has run for 798 yards as a team, which ranks 73rd in the country. They've run 171 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Bears have been penalized on offense 28 times for 248 yards so far this season, which has them 72nd in the nation in penalties. Chase Garbers has thrown for 498 yards this season. He has completed 49 passes on 75 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.8. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw.
California is 44th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 100. They have surrendered a total of 1,392 yards on D, which is 24th in Division 1. The Golden Bears are ranked 38th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 68 passes on 121 attempts against the California Golden Bears defense this season, placing them 22nd and 22nd in the country. The California pass defense has also given up a total of 737 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 158 attempts for 655 yards this year, putting them in 57th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Bears have committed 30 penalties for 288 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 84th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
California is ranked 10th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 121 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 58th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 427 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Golden Bears average 25 yards per kick return and they are 79th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,134. The California Golden Bears have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 91st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. California Golden Bears kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 857 yards on 21 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats have run for 1,087 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the nation. They've run 211 times, averaging 5.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 37 times for 344 yards so far this year, which has them 28th in the country in penalties. They are 50th in Division 1 in points scored with 158. They have run 367 plays this year for 2,407 yards, which ranks them 30th in the nation in total offense. The Arizona Wildcats average 6.6 yards per play, which is 24th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 127 1st downs this season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Khalil Tate has completed 79 throws while attempting 149 passes for a completion percentage of 53%. He has passed for 1,271 yards this year. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 142.8.
The Arizona Wildcats rush defense has given up 228 attempts for 1,023 yards this season, putting them in 113th place in the country against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 461 yards on defense this year. That places them 128th in Division 1. Arizona is 89th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 142. They have given up a total of 2,094 yards on D, which is 107th in the nation. The Wildcats are 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 98 throws on 162 attempts against the Arizona defense this season, ranking them 93rd and 90th in the country. The Arizona Wildcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,071 yards in the air, which is 72nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Wildcats have tried 9 field goals this year and made 4, which is 68th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 44%. Arizona kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 18 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 878 yards on 21 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 60th in the NCAA in punting average. Arizona is 53rd in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 67 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 73rd in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 336 yards on special teams, which puts them 20th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 20 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,810.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats -2
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