Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Bears (+1.5)
The California Golden Bears (2-5) are hosting the Oregon State Beavers (5-2) at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday. California opens as 1.5-point underdogs. The total is 58.5.
The Oregon State Beavers head into this matchup 5-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Beavers took the field against the Utah Utes and took home the win by a score of 42-34. Chance Nolan went 14/19 with 208 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 200.4 and ended the game with no interceptions. B.J. Baylor was the leader on the ground for the Beavers with 19 carries for 152 yards (8.0 yards per attempt). For the game, they had 60 plays which converted into 468 yards. The Oregon State Beavers ran the football 41 different times and recorded 260 yds, which is an average of 6.3 yards per attempt. Against the run, the Beavers conceded 188 yds on 41 tries, which is 4.6 yards per run allowed. Oregon State surrendered 22 completions on 36 attempts for a total of 267 yds, and a completion rate of 61.1%.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Oregon State Beavers are averaging 35.1 PPG. As a team they have an average of 245.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 7th in college football. The Beavers have earned 3,119 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Oregon State has earned 11 touchdowns through the air and 21 touchdowns via the ground. Oregon State has accrued 163 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 50 penalties for 469 yards. They have surrendered the football 10 different times.
When talking about yards through the air, the Beavers are allowing 1,926 yds which ranks them 117th in college football. They have conceded 275.1 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 61.5%. Overall, they are surrendering 391.7 yards/contest ranking them 89th in college football. They have yielded 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt and 116.6 yards on the ground per contest this season. During the season, they have conceded 816 yards via the ground game in 7 games. The Beavers are ranked 74th in the nation regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 24.7 points per game.
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The Golden Bears head into this matchup 2-5 this year. In their last game, the Golden Bears got the win with a final of 26-3 against the Colorado Buffaloes. Chase Garbers (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 225 yds on 22/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 163.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.8. Christopher Brooks ran the football 12 times for 61 yards, ending the contest with 5.1 yards per attempt for California. California rushed the ball for 5.3 yards per tote, finishing with 213 yds on 40 attempts. The Golden Bears finished the game with a total of 438 yards while running 70 plays (6.3 yards per play). The Golden Bears secondary gave up a completion percentage of 50.0%, surrendering 69 yards on 9 out of 18 passing. California relinquished 28 running attempts for 35 yards (1.3 yds per rush).
Regarding their ability to score points, the Golden Bears are sitting 101st in college football by tallying 23.4 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Golden Bears have racked up 1,717 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 245.3 passing yards per outing, which ranks 55th in D-1. The California Golden Bears are averaging 410.9 yards per contest, which has them ranked 62nd in the nation. The California offense has 451 yards of penalties on 49 violations, ranking them 50th in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
California has allowed a total of 841 rushing yards (120.1 yards per game) as well as 8 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have given up 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 245.7 yards/game, which puts them in 106th in D-1. The Golden Bears defense has been on the field for 470 plays, which ranks them 53rd in Division 1. The Golden Bears are conceding 23.6 PPG, which has them ranked 67th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 165 total points.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +1.5
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