Colorado at California College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
California Memorial Stadium
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The California Golden Bears host the Colorado Buffaloes at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has California as 11 point favorites. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 2-8-0 and they are 5-4-1 against the spread. The Buffaloes have an ATS record of 5-6-0 while their over/under record is 3-8-0.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-6-0 against the spread
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The California Golden Bears are 5-4-1 against the spread
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/11/18 RB Beau Bisharat Ribs is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 PK Evan Price Illness is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 DB Evan Worthington Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 PK James Stefanou Hip is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 WR Jay MacIntyre Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Utah
11/11/18 WR K.D. Nixon Hip is questionable Saturday vs Utah
10/30/18 TE Chris Bounds Personal is out indefinitely
10/23/18 DB Chris Miller Wrist is out for season
10/15/18 DL Jase Franke Knee is out for season
10/07/18 LB Jacob Callier Shoulder is out for season
09/26/18 P Alex Kinney Collarbone is out indefinitely
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
11/11/18 WR Brandon Singleton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Stanford
11/11/18 RB Derrick Clark Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Stanford
11/11/18 LB Derron Brown Personal is questionable Saturday vs Stanford
11/11/18 OL Henry Bazakas Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Stanford
11/11/18 QB Ross Bowers Thumb is questionable Saturday vs Stanford
11/11/18 DE Rusty Becker Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Stanford
10/24/18 OL Michael Saffell Leg is out for season
10/20/18 WR Jordan Duncan Hand is out indefinitely
10/13/18 LB Gerran Brown Lower Body is out for season
09/04/18 LB Cameron Goode Leg is out for season
08/29/18 RB Johnny Adams Jr. Lower Body is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado Buffaloes have run for 1,568 yards as a team, which ranks 92nd in college football. They've run 409 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 64 times for 611 yards so far this season, which has them 73rd in the country in penalties. They are 75th in the nation in points scored with 304. They have run 796 plays this season for 4,393 yards, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Buffaloes average 5.5 yards per play, which is 79th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 229 1st downs this year, placing them 61st overall as an offensive unit. Steven Montez averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 242 passes on 366 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 139.7. He has thrown for 2,679 yards this season.
The Buffaloes rush defense has allowed 430 attempts for 1,663 yards this year, putting them in 53rd place in D-1 against the run. Colorado has committed 77 penalties for 700 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 103rd in college football. They are 64th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 294. They have surrendered a total of 4,352 yards on D, which is 69th in the country. The Buffaloes are ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 215 passes on 377 attempts against the Colorado Buffaloes defense this season, placing them 88th and 104th in Division 1. The Colorado pass defense has also given up a total of 2,690 yards through the air, which is 94th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Colorado Buffaloes have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 11, which is 66th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Colorado Buffaloes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 37 for 37 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,317 yards on 59 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 104th in Division 1 in punting average. Colorado is ranked 5th in the nation in punt returns with 29. They've accumulated 266 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 60th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 374 yards on special teams, ranking 97th in kick return yardage. The Buffaloes average 20 yards per kick return and they are 74th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,034.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Bears are 118th in the country in points scored with 227. They have run 709 plays this year for 3,639 yards, which ranks them 108th in Division 1 in total offense. The California Golden Bears average 5.1 yards per play, which is 110th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 207 1st downs this season, ranking them 100th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground California has run for 1,700 yards as a unit, which ranks 80th in college football. They've run 385 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. California has been penalized on offense 59 times for 526 yards so far this year, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. Chase Garbers has passed for 1,105 yards this year. He's completed 111 throws while attempting 176 passes for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 130.8. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
California is 22nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 211. They have given up a total of 3,186 yards on D, which is 13th in D-1. The Golden Bears are 14th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 181 throws on 304 attempts against the California defense this season, ranking them 30th and 30th in the nation. The California Golden Bears pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,838 yards in the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 374 attempts for 1,348 yards this season, putting them in 24th place in the country against the run. The Golden Bears have had 65 penalties for 586 yards on defense this year. That places them 62nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
California is 19th in the country in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 158 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 88th in D-1. They have returned 31 kicks for 710 yards on special teams, which puts them 24th in kick return yardage. The California Golden Bears average 23 yards per kick return and they are 101st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,507. The Golden Bears have tried 12 field goals this year and made 8, which is 107th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. California kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,068 yards on 50 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 66th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +11
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