Oregon State vs California NCAA Football Picks and Tips
Saturday, October 19, 2019
California Memorial Stadium
Devon Modster and the California Golden Bears host the Oregon State Beavers at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Oregon State opens this matchup as 10.5-point underdogs. The Beavers are 4-2-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Bears are 1-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Oregon State Beavers took on the Utah Utes and were defeated 52-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Beavers was Jake Luton who went 17/34 with 131 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 1 interception on the day. Artavis Pierce led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 21 yards on 10 carries which meant he averaged 2.1 yards per run. Isaiah Hodgins was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 77 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 9.6 yards per reception for the game. The Beavers ran the ball 22 times and earned a total of 48 yards which gave them an average of 2.2 yards per attempt. Overall, the Beavers earned 16 first downs and they totaled 4 infractions for 26 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 64 plays which added up to 217 yards. In terms of defense, Oregon State gave up 14 catches on 18 throws totaling 247 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.8%. Against the run, the Beavers gave up 256 yards on 42 runs which means they had an average of 6.1 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 503 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Beavers come into this matchup with a record of 2-4 for the 2019 season. For total yardage, they currently sit at 6th in the Pac-12 and 47th in Division 1 with 2,595 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 32 points per game, which has them at 49th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 177.2 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the conference. The Beavers have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 34 points per game ranking them 11th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Beavers have conceded 1,532 yards. Opponents are completing 66.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.5 yards per attempt. In terms of yards on the ground, Oregon State is giving up 205.7 yards per game ranking them 12th in the Pac-12 and 110th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per carry ranking them 10th in the conference and 101st in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,234 yards rushing through 6 games.
In their last contest, the California Golden Bears faced the Oregon Ducks and were beaten 17-7. Christopher Brown Jr. paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 42 yards by way of 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.8 yards per tote. Trevon Clark was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 69 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 11.5 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Bears was Devon Modster who went 17/34 with 190 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 2 interceptions during the game. The Golden Bears ran the ball 30 times and racked up 66 yards giving them an average of 2.2 yards per run. On the day, the Golden Bears racked up a total of 12 first downs and they had 11 penalties for 98 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. For the game, they ran 64 plays which added up to 256 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, California gave up 20 completions on 33 attempts totaling 214 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.6%. On the day, they allowed a total of 404 yards and forced 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Golden Bears gave up 190 yards on 40 carries which is an average of 4.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Golden Bears head into this matchup 4-2. California is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 134.2 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 98th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 805 rushing yards through 6 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Golden Bears average 331 yards per game overall putting them 114th in D-1 and 12th in the Pac-12. The Golden Bears are giving up 18.3 points per game ranking them 4th in the Pac-12 and 18th in Division 1. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 110 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 157.7 yards per contest ranking them 66th in Division 1 and 7th in the conference. For 2019, they have conceded 946 yards rushing and 7.8 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in Division 1. They are allowing 214.8 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Golden Bears sit in 2nd in the Pac-12.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Beavers +10.5
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