California vs Stanford College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/23/2019
Game: California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Stanford Stadium in Stanford, CA
TV: Pac-12 Network
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford -3
Stanford Stadium is the site where Davis Mills and the Stanford Cardinal will take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday. The odds on this game have Stanford as 3-point favorites. The Golden Bears are 4-6-0 ATS and 3-7-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinal are 6-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-7-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the California Golden Bears faced the USC Trojans and lost 41-17. DeShawn Collins paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 34 yards and he added 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 103 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 6.9 yards per carry. Jordan Duncan was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 53 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 10.6 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Golden Bears was Devon Modster who went 11/22 with 95 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 2 picks in the game. The Golden Bears ran the football 29 times and racked up a total of 135 yards which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per attempt. Overall, the Golden Bears totaled 21 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 11 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. On the day, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 263 yards. In terms of defense, California gave up 29 completions on 35 throws for a total of 406 yards, and a completion percentage of 82.9%. Against the run, the Golden Bears gave up 56 yards on 27 runs which gave them an average of 2.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded 462 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Golden Bears come into this game with a record of 5-5 this season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation with an average of 18.9 points per game, ranking them 117th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 126.8 yards on the ground per contest which is 8th in the Pac-12 Conference. For total yards, they sit in 12th in the Pac-12 Conference and 124th in D-1 with 3,042 yards. The Golden Bears have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 22.7 points per contest putting them 4th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Bears have conceded 1,774 yards. Opponents are completing 63.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.0 yards per try. In regard to yards on the ground, California is allowing 135.7 yards per game putting them 4th in the Pac-12 Conference and 37th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per carry which has them at 4th in the Pac-12 Conference and 36th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,357 yards rushing through 10 games.
In their last contest, the Stanford Cardinal went up against the Washington State Cougars and ended up taking the loss by a score of 49-22. Osiris St. Brown paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 8 yards on 1 carries which gave him an average of 8.0 yards per carry. Connor Wedington led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 119 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 14.9 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cardinal was Davis Mills who went 33/50 with 504 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He gave away 2 picks on the day. The Cardinal ran the ball 11 times and added 16 yards which gave them an average of 1.5 yards per rush. For the contest, the Cardinal earned 23 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 46 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. Overall, they ran 60 plays which added up to 510 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Stanford allowed 44 catches on 60 throws totaling 520 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.3%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 630 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Cardinal allowed 110 yards on 19 tries which is an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cardinal head into this game 4-6. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cardinal have one of the worst offenses in college football. Stanford needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 110.9 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 124th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,109 rushing yards through 10 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Cardinal average 367.2 yards per game overall ranking them 99th in college football and 11th in the Pac-12. The Cardinal are allowing 28.9 points per game ranking them 7th in the Pac-12 Conference and 78th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in D-1. They are allowing 281.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinal sit in 9th in the Pac-12. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 289 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 148.6 yards per contest which puts them at 56th in the country and 7th in the conference. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,486 yards rushing and 14 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinal -3
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