California Golden Bears vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 10/15/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Location: Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (-13.5)
The California Golden Bears (1-4) are hitting the road to Autzen Stadium on Friday where they will go up against the Oregon Ducks (4-1). California opens this matchup as 13.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 55.
The California Golden Bears come into this matchup with a record of 1-4 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Golden Bears went up against the Washington State Cougars and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 21-6. Chase Garbers went 14/30 with 152 yds through the air. He had a QB rate of 82.6 and finished the game with 1 pick. Chris Street was the best rusher for the Golden Bears with 8 carries for 51 yards (6.4 yards per attempt). On the day, they ran 64 plays for 273 yds. The California Golden Bears ran the football 34 different times and accumulated 121 yards, which earned them an average of 3.6 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Golden Bears gave up 113 yards on 34 attempts, which is an average of 3.3 yds per rush allowed. California surrendered 25 completions on 42 attempts for 219 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.5%.
When talking about scoring, the California Golden Bears are averaging 24.2 PPG. As a team they maintain an average of 158.2 yards in the run game which is 76th in college football. The Golden Bears have earned 2,036 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, California has amassed 7 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground. California has earned 97 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 32 infractions for 299 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 different times.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Golden Bears have allowed 1,407 yards which has them ranked 102nd in Division 1. They have surrendered 281.4 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 56.3%. For the year, they are conceding 400.6 yards/game which puts them 93rd in the country. They have yielded 12 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 6 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 3.7 yards per run and 119.2 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 596 running yards through 5 games. The Golden Bears rank 97th in D-1 concerning team defense, conceding 27.6 points per game.
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The Ducks come into this matchup with a record of 4-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Ducks took a defeat with a final score of 31-24 against the Stanford Cardinal. Anthony Brown finished the contest with 186 yards on 14/26 through the air while his quarterback rate was 106.2. He had 1 interception and his Y/A was 7.2. Travis Dye carried the rock 19 times for 96 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yards per attempt for Oregon. Oregon ran for 4.2 yards per tote, finishing with 228 yds on 54 carries. The Ducks finished with 414 yards while running 80 plays (5.2 yds per play). The Ducks passing defense gave up a completion rate of 55.6%, surrendering 230 yards on 20 for 36 passing. Oregon conceded 35 rushing attempts for 124 yards (3.5 yards per rush).
In relation to their ability to score points, the Ducks rank 25th in college football averaging 35.8 points per game. During this campaign thus far, the Ducks currently have a total of 1,063 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 212.6 passing yards per game, ranking them 88th in the nation. The Oregon Ducks have an average of 421.2 yards per game, which is good for 54th in the country. The Oregon offense has 396 penalty yds on 37 violations, which is 55th in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
Oregon has given up a total of 669 rushing yards (133.8 yards per outing) as well as 5 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass and 275.2 yards per outing, ranking them 123rd in D-1. The Ducks defense has been on the field for 379 plays, which is good for 66th in college football. The Ducks are surrendering 21.8 PPG, which has them 51st in the country. This season, they have allowed 109 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Ducks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +13.5
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