Stanford at California College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
California Memorial Stadium
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to California Memorial Stadium to take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 1.5 point favorites. The Cardinal have an ATS record of 6-4-0 while their over/under record is 6-4-0. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 2-8-0 and they are 5-4-1 against the spread.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 6-4-0 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 Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/11/18 K Jet Toner Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs California
11/11/18 WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside Ankle is questionable Saturday vs California
11/11/18 LB Mustafa Branch Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs California
11/11/18 OL Nate Herbig Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs California
11/10/18 LB Joey Alfieri Arm is out indefinitely
11/07/18 QB Davis Mills Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/27/18 S Ben Edwards Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/12/18 OL Foster Sarell Leg 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 Stanford Cardinal are 70th in Division 1 in points scored with 283. They have run 557 plays this season for 3,350 yards, which ranks them 44th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinal average 6 yards per play, which is 55th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 175 1st downs this year, placing them 113th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Stanford has run for 838 yards as a team, which ranks 126th in the country. They've run 255 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinal have been penalized on offense 46 times for 333 yards so far this season, which has them 115th in the nation in penalties. K.J. Costello has thrown for 2,854 yards this season. He has completed 222 passes on 330 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.9. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Stanford is 45th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 230. They have surrendered a total of 3,703 yards on D, which is 50th in Division 1. The Cardinal are ranked 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 204 passes on 316 attempts against the Stanford Cardinal defense this season, placing them 106th and 82nd in the country. The Stanford pass defense has also given up a total of 2,397 yards through the air, which is 87th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 329 attempts for 1,306 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in D-1 against the run. The Cardinal have committed 61 penalties for 629 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 99th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Stanford is ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 178 punt return yards and average 11.9 yards per return, which is 36th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 512 yards on special teams, ranking 49th in kick return yardage. The Cardinal average 20 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,040. The Stanford Cardinal have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 10, which is 71st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 91%. Stanford Cardinal kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 26 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,965 yards on 45 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 28th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Bears have run for 1,586 yards as a team, which ranks 73rd in the nation. They've run 353 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Bears have been penalized on offense 55 times for 491 yards so far this year, which has them 83rd in the country in penalties. They are 109th in Division 1 in points scored with 227. They have run 651 plays this year for 3,432 yards, which ranks them 103rd in the nation in total offense. The California Golden Bears average 5.3 yards per play, which is 94th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 196 1st downs this season, ranking them 83rd overall as an offensive unit. Chase Garbers has completed 111 throws while attempting 176 passes for a completion percentage of 63.1%. He has passed for 1,105 yards this year. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 130.8.
The California Golden Bears rush defense has given up 336 attempts for 1,251 yards this season, putting them in 27th place in the country against the run. They have had 60 penalties for 531 yards on defense this year. That places them 55th in Division 1. California is 30th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 211. They have given up a total of 2,909 yards on D, which is 12th in the nation. The Golden Bears are 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 160 throws on 270 attempts against the California defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 25th in the country. The California Golden Bears pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,658 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The California Golden Bears have tried 12 field goals this year and made 8, which is 93rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. California kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,717 yards on 42 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 79th in the NCAA in punting average. California is 23rd in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 143 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 88th in D-1. They have returned 27 kicks for 620 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The Golden Bears average 23 yards per kick return and they are 92nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,195.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinal -1.5
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