California vs Utah NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Devon Modster and the California Golden Bears head to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Utah Utes. Utah opens this game as 17.5-point favorites. The Golden Bears are 3-4-0 ATS and 1-6-0 when betting on the total. The Utes are 1-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the California Golden Bears took on the Oregon State Beavers and were defeated 21-17. Devon Modster paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 37 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 76 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per tote. Nikko Remigio was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 51 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 12.8 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Golden Bears was Devon Modster who went 12/27 with 151 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Golden Bears rushed the ball a total of 43 times and added 107 yards giving them an average of 2.5 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 76 plays for a total of 282 yards. Overall, the Golden Bears racked up 20 1st downs and they totaled 2 penalties for 17 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. When discussing the defense, California gave up 18 completions on 34 tries totaling 174 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.9%. Overall, they conceded a total of 282 yards but didn't force any takeaways. Against the run, the Golden Bears gave up 108 yards on 41 attempts which means they had an average of 2.6 yards per carry allowed.
The Golden Bears come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 for this season. For total yards, they rank 12th in the Pac-12 and 114th in the nation with 2,268 yards. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation with an average of 19.9 points per game, ranking them 116th in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 130.3 yards on the ground per game which is 10th in the Pac-12. The Golden Bears have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 18.7 points per contest which has them at 4th in the Pac-12 Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Bears have allowed 1,356 yards. Teams are completing 56.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.9 yards per try. When it comes to yards on the ground, California is giving up 150.6 yards per contest ranking them 6th in the conference and 60th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per carry putting them 4th in the Pac-12 and 48th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 1,054 rushing yards through 7 games.
The last time they took the field, the Utah Utes played the Arizona State Sun Devils and ended up getting the victory by a score of 21-3. Leading the way at QB for the Utes was Tyler Huntley who went 12/19 with 171 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 1 pick during the game. Zack Moss paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 32 yards and he added 2 touchdowns in the game. He ran for a total of 99 yards by way of 25 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per carry. Zack Moss led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 78 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 26.0 yards per reception in the game. The Utes ran the ball a total of 43 times and racked up 151 yards which had them averaging 3.5 yards per attempt. In the game, the Utes totaled 20 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. Overall, they totaled 67 plays which gave them a total of 342 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Utah allowed 4 completions on 18 throws totaling 25 yards, and a completion percentage of 22.2%. On the day, they conceded a total of 136 yards and forced 2 turnovers. Against the run, the Utes allowed 111 yards on 33 tries which means they had an average of 3.4 yards per carry allowed.
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The Utes head into this game 6-1. Utah has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 217.7 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 24th in Division 1. As a team, they have a total of 1,524 yards rushing through 7 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Utes average 449.4 yards per game overall putting them 29th in the nation and 4th in the Pac-12. The Utes are giving up 11.7 points per contest ranking them 1st in the conference and 6th in college football. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 82 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are conceding 61.1 yards per game which puts them at 2nd in college football and 1st in the Pac-12 Conference. For this year, they have conceded 428 yards rushing and 2.8 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in the country. They are giving up 191 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Utes are currently ranked 2nd in the Pac-12 Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +17.5 and under the total points
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