California Golden Bears vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-8)
Rose Bowl is the location where the UCLA Bruins (7-4) will try to beat the California Golden Bears (5-6) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. UCLA opens as 8-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 52.
The California Golden Bears come into this game with a record of 5-6 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Golden Bears stepped onto the field against the Stanford Cardinal and notched a win by a score of 27-15. Fernando Mendoza finished 24/36 with 294 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 157.2 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Jaydn Ott led the offense in rushing for the Golden Bears with 36 totes for 166 yds (4.6 yards per attempt). The California Golden Bears ended up rushing 47 different times and accounted for 161 yards, which is an average of 3.4 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they ran 84 plays for 455 yds. California conceded 18 completions on 35 attempts for 188 yds, and a completion percentage of 51.4%. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Bears conceded 101 yards on 24 tries, which averages out to 4.2 yards per run surrendered.
When talking about putting points on the board, the California Golden Bears are averaging 31.5 points per contest. As a team they average 186.5 yards rushing ranking this team at 26th in Division 1. The Golden Bears have earned 4,448 total yards for the year. In terms of notching touchdowns, California has earned 19 touchdowns through the air and 25 rushing touchdowns. California has earned 248 first downs as a team, and they have committed 61 infractions for 483 yards. They have surrendered the football 22 different times.
Concerning yards through the air, the Golden Bears have conceded 3,081 yds which has them sitting in 128th in college football. They have conceded 280.1 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 63.0%. In total, they are surrendering 419.8 yards per outing putting them at 115th in Division 1. They have yielded 26 touchdowns by air and 22 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 139.7 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have conceded 1,537 yards on the ground through 11 games. The Golden Bears rank 125th in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 35.0 PPG.
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The Bruins come into this matchup with a record of 7-4 for this season. For their last game, the Bruins walked away with a victory by a final of 38-20 against the USC Trojans. Ethan Garbers (3 TDs) ended the game with 155 yards on 18/31 passing while his QB rating was 132. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 5.0. TJ Harden carried the football 22 times for 142 yards, finishing the contest with 6.5 yards per carry for UCLA. UCLA ended up running for 4.4 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 199 yards on 45 carries. The Bruins ended up finishing with 354 yds while running 76 plays (4.7 yards per play). The Bruins secondary conceded a completion percentage of 70.5%, relinquishing 384 yards on 31 out of 44 passing. UCLA allowed 22 run attempts for 3 yards (0.1 yards per rush).
The UCLA Bruins have an average of 423.9 yards per outing, which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. The UCLA offense has accrued 625 yds of penalties on 75 infractions, which ranks 31st in college football in terms of helping out the other team. They maintain an average of 202.1 rushing yards per game and have run for 2,223 yards overall. They have given away 12 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 6 fumbles and they have obtained 239 1st downs. When discussing their ability to score points, the Bruins sit 71st in Division 1 holding an average of 27.5 PPG. During the season to this point, the Bruins currently sit at 2,440 passing yards not to mention an average of 221.8 passing yards per outing, putting them at 72nd in the nation.
The Bruins are allowing 16.7 points per game, which has them sitting 11th in the country. UCLA has given up a total of 711 yards on the ground (64.6 yards per contest) and 3 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 184 points in total. They have given up 14 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 234.1 yards/outing, which has them sitting 84th in D-1. The Bruins defense has taken part in 726 plays, which ranks them 60th in the nation. They have compiled 9 fumbles recovered and 12 interceptions for the year.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bruins -8
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