Arizona Wildcats vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Bears (-4)
The California Golden Bears (2-1) are hosting the Arizona Wildcats (2-1) at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Arizona is 4-point dogs. The over/under is set at 47.5.
The Arizona Wildcats come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats played the North Dakota State Bison and notched a win by a score of 31-28. Jayden De Laura went 20/28 with 229 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 151.9 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. Jayden De Laura led the offense in rushing for the Wildcats with 10 totes for 50 yds (5.0 yards per carry). When all was said and done, they had 64 plays which converted into 394 yards. The Arizona Wildcats ran the football 36 times and recorded 165 yards, which is an average of 4.6 yds per carry. Against the run, the Wildcats gave up 283 yards on 45 tries, which is 6.3 yds per run allowed. Arizona allowed 10 completions on 12 tries for 124 yards, and a completion rate of 83.3%.
The Wildcats have earned 1,171 total yards for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Arizona has compiled 6 touchdowns via the pass and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 5 times. Arizona has compiled 67 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 11 penalties for 96 yds. As a team they hold an average of 122.3 yards in the run game which is 100th in college football. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Arizona Wildcats have an average of 28.7 points per game.
When talking about yards through the air, the Wildcats are giving up 506 yards which puts them in 21st in D-1. They have yielded 168.7 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 73.1%. During this campaign, they have given up 355.0 yards per game putting them 64th in Division 1. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns via the pass as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per rushing attempt and 186.3 yards on the ground per contest for the season. Overall, they have conceded 559 running yards through 3 contests. The Wildcats rank 91st in Division 1 in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 29.0 PPG.
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The Golden Bears come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Golden Bears took a defeat with a final score of 24-17 when they played the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Jaydn Ott carried the rock 13 times for 33 yds, walking away from the contest with 2.5 yards per carry for California. Jack Plummer (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 184 yards on 16/37 through the air while his quarterback rating was 93.9. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.0. California allowed 41 rush attempts for 147 yards (3.6 yards per rush). The Golden Bears pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 73.9%, surrendering 150 yds on 17 out of 23 passing. The Golden Bears finished the game with 296 yds and they ran 68 plays (4.4 yds per play). California ran the football for 3.6 yards per tote, totaling 112 yards on 31 attempts.
In relation to how much they score, the Golden Bears rank 103rd in Division 1 holding an average of 23.7 PPG. For the year to this point, the Golden Bears have thrown for a total of 730 yards via the pass as well as an average of 243.3 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 75th in the nation. The California Golden Bears maintain an average of 360.3 yards per contest, which is good for 95th in college football. The California offense has 154 penalty yds on 16 violations, which ranks them 98th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Golden Bears are surrendering 17.0 PPG, which puts them 34th in Division 1. California has given up a total of 395 yards via the ground game (131.7 yards/game) in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground on the season. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 51 pts. They have yielded 4 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 199.3 yards per contest, which has them sitting 48th in college football. The Golden Bears defense has taken the field for 205 plays, which has them ranked 69th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats +4
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