California vs UCLA College Football Betting Tips 11/30/2019
Game: California Golden Bears vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA -2
Chase Garbers and the California Golden Bears travel to Rose Bowl on Saturday where they'll meet the UCLA Bruins. The spread on this contest has UCLA as 2-point favorites. The Golden Bears are 5-6-0 ATS and 4-7-0 when betting on the total. The Bruins are 5-5-1 when wagering on the over/under and 4-6-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the California Golden Bears played the Stanford Cardinal and earned the victory by a score of 24-20. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Bears was Chase Garbers who went 20/30 with 285 yards passing and added 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Chase Garbers paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 19 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 72 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he averaged 5.5 yards per run. Nikko Remigio was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 157 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 17.4 yards per reception for the game. The Golden Bears ran the ball a total of 36 times and earned 139 yards earning them an average of 3.9 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Golden Bears totaled 22 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 51 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they totaled 66 plays which added up to 424 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, California allowed 26 catches on 35 tries for a total of 283 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.3%. Against the run, the Golden Bears allowed 61 yards on 24 attempts which gave them an average of 2.5 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 344 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Golden Bears step onto the field holding a record of 6-5 for the 2019 season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 19.4 points per game, putting them 120th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 127.9 rushing yards per contest which is 8th in the Pac-12 Conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 12th in the conference and 123rd in Division 1 with 3,466 yards. The Golden Bears have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 22.5 points per contest which has them at 4th in the Pac-12 Conference. When it comes to rushing yards, California is giving up 128.9 yards per game which has them at 4th in the conference and 29th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per carry putting them 4th in the Pac-12 and 28th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,418 rushing yards through 11 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Bears have conceded 2,059 yards. Teams are completing 64.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per try.
In their last contest, the UCLA Bruins faced the USC Trojans and lost 52-35. Dorian Thompson-Robinson led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 26 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 64 yards by way of 16 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per carry. Devin Asiasi was the receiving yardage leader by earning 141 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 28.2 yards per catch for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Bruins was Dorian Thompson-Robinson who went 26/44 with 367 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Bruins ran the ball a total of 39 times and generated 157 yards giving them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 88 plays for 540 yards. In the game, the Bruins earned 27 1st downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 73 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the defensive side of the ball, UCLA allowed 37 completions on 47 throws totaling 515 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.7%. Overall, they allowed 658 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Bruins allowed 143 yards on 29 attempts which gave them an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Bruins step onto the field holding a record of 4-7. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Bruins have an offense that could be called mediocre in D-1. UCLA has made teams respect their running game by averaging 158.5 rushing yards per game, which has them at 70th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,744 yards rushing through 11 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Bruins average 406.1 yards per game overall putting them 67th in Division 1 and 7th in the Pac-12. The Bruins are giving up 35.4 points per game ranking them 11th in the Pac-12 Conference and 118th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the least effective groups in Division 1. They are giving up 318.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bruins sit in 12th in the conference. In discussing points given up, they have given up 389 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 143.5 yards per contest ranking them 49th in the country and 6th in the conference. This season, they have given up 1,579 yards rushing and 17.6 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bruins -2
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