California Golden Bears vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-7)
Rose Bowl is the site where the UCLA Bruins (7-4) will meet the California Golden Bears (4-6) on Saturday. California opens this game as 7-point dogs. The over/under is 57.5.
The California Golden Bears step onto the field holding a record of 4-6 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Golden Bears took the field against the Stanford Cardinal and notched a win by a score of 41-11. Christopher Brooks was the best rusher for the Golden Bears with 13 carries for 131 yards (10.1 yards per carry). Chase Garbers connected on 17/26 with 246 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 162.6 and finished the game with 1 interception. Against the run, the Golden Bears conceded 43 yds on 26 tries, which is an average of 1.7 yards per run surrendered. California surrendered 27 pass completions on 44 attempts for a total of 247 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.4%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 63 plays which converted into 636 yds. The California Golden Bears ran the ball 34 different times and accrued 352 yards, which had them averaging 10.4 yards per carry.
The Golden Bears have racked up 4,154 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, California has compiled 16 touchdowns via the pass and 13 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 8 times. California has accounted for 199 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 66 penalties for 626 yards. Offensively they're averaging 179.7 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 50th in Division 1. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the California Golden Bears hold an average of 24.7 points per outing.
In terms of passing yards, the Golden Bears are giving up 2,339 yards which ranks them 57th in college football. They have conceded 233.9 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 57.7%. For the season, they are allowing 359.3 yards per game which puts them 60th in D-1. They have given up 15 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per tote and 125.4 rushing yards per contest so far this season. Overall, they have conceded 1,254 yards via the ground game in 10 games. The Golden Bears rank 42nd in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 21.1 points per contest.
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The Bruins come into this matchup with a record of 7-4 for this season. When they last played, the Bruins walked away with a victory by a final of 62-33 when they played the USC Trojans. Dorian Thompson-Robinson (4 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 349 yards on 16/22 through the air while his QB rating was 247.8. He had 2 picks and his Y/A was 15.9. Zach Charbonnet carried the football 28 times for 167 yards, finishing the contest with 6.0 yds per attempt for UCLA. UCLA ran for 5.9 yards per tote, totaling 260 yards on 44 carries. The Bruins finished the contest with 609 yds and they ran 66 plays (9.2 yds per play). The Bruins passing defense gave up a completion rate of 57.4%, surrendering 325 yds on 27 for 47 through the air. UCLA allowed 39 rushing attempts for 159 yards (4.1 yards per rush).
When discussing their ability to score points, the Bruins are sitting 19th in college football averaging 36.0 points per outing. During this campaign to this point, the Bruins have thrown for a total of 2,550 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 231.8 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 68th in Division 1. The UCLA Bruins maintain an average of 445.8 yards per outing, ranking them 27th in Division 1. The UCLA offense has racked up 772 penalty yds on 80 violations, which has them ranked 24th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Bruins are allowing 27.9 PPG, which has them sitting 96th in the country. UCLA has surrendered a total of 1,430 rushing yards (130.0 yards per contest) and 22 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. This year, they have allowed 307 total points. They have conceded 15 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 272.5 yards/outing, ranking them 130th in the country. The Bruins defense has taken the field for 776 plays, which is 106th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +7
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