California Golden Bears vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+13)
Arizona Stadium is where the Arizona Wildcats (0-8) will try to beat the California Golden Bears (3-5) on Saturday. California opens this game as 13-point favorites. The total has been set at 50.5.
The California Golden Bears step onto the field holding a record of 3-5 this year. In their last matchup, the Golden Bears played the Oregon State Beavers and went home with a win by a final score of 39-25. Chase Garbers went 17/26 with 262 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 188.1 and finished the game with no picks. Christopher Brooks was the leader on the ground for the Golden Bears with 20 totes for 83 yds (4.2 yards per attempt). The California Golden Bears ended up running the ball 45 times and accounted for 258 yds, which earned them an average of 5.7 yards per tote. On the day, they had 71 plays which totaled 520 yards. California gave up 15 completions on 26 attempts for a total of 243 yds, and a completion rate of 57.7%. Against the rush, the Golden Bears gave up 159 yards on 31 attempts, which averages out to 5.1 yards per run surrendered.
The Golden Bears have earned 3,396 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to notching touchdowns, California has compiled 14 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 6 different times. California has accounted for 168 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 50 infractions for 466 yds. As a unit they're holding an average of 177.1 yards rushing ranking this team at 52nd in the country. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the California Golden Bears have an average of 25.4 PPG.
When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Bears have given up 1,963 yards which puts them in 98th in college football. They are allowing 245.4 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 57.5%. Overall, they have relinquished 370.4 yards/outing putting them at 68th in the country. They have relinquished 15 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 9 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing 3.9 yards per run and 125.0 rushing yards per game on the campaign. During the season, they have allowed 1,000 yards via the running game in 8 contests. The Golden Bears are ranked 66th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 23.8 points per game.
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The Wildcats head into this game 0-8 this season. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats walked away with a loss by a score of 41-34 against the USC Trojans. Jalen John carried the rock 9 times for 35 yards, ending the contest with 3.9 yards per attempt for Arizona. Will Plummer ended the game with 264 yds on 20/34 through the air while his quarterback rating was 124.0. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 7.8. Arizona gave up 43 run attempts for 235 yards (5.5 yards per carry). The Wildcats passing defense conceded a completion rate of 69.2%, surrendering 313 yds on 27 for 39 through the air. The Wildcats finished the game with 466 yards on 71 plays (6.6 yards per play). Arizona ran the ball for 4.0 yards per carry, finishing with 127 yards on 32 attempts.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Wildcats are 124th in the country by scoring 16.8 PPG. For the year to this point, the Wildcats have compiled 1,808 passing yards together with an average of 226.0 passing yards per contest, ranking them 75th in the country. The Arizona Wildcats average 355.3 yards per contest, which has them sitting 99th in college football. The Arizona offense has totaled 567 yards of penalties on 70 violations, which ranks 8th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
The Wildcats are allowing 31.8 points per game, which puts them 119th in D-1. Arizona has given up a total of 1,536 yards via the ground game (192.0 yards per game) in addition to 10 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 254 pts. They have allowed 17 touchdowns through the air and 193.5 yards/game, which puts them in 36th in D-1. The Wildcats defense has taken part in 519 plays, which is good for 48th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats +13
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