Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 10/7/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Location: California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Bears (+8)
The California Golden Bears (3-2) will try to defeat the Oregon State Beavers (4-1) at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 7, 2023. California is 8-point dogs. The over/under is 53.5.
The Oregon State Beavers step onto the field holding a record of 4-1 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Beavers faced off with the Utah Utes and went home with a win by a final score of 21-7. D.J. Uiagalelei went 14/25 with 204 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 129.7 and ended the game with 1 interception. Damien Martinez was the leader on the ground for the Beavers with 16 totes for 65 yards (4.1 yards per carry). Overall, they tallied 62 plays which gave them 358 yards. The Oregon State Beavers ended up rushing 36 times and accounted for 131 yards, earning them an average of 3.6 yds per attempt. In the running game, the Beavers gave up 57 yds on 32 attempts, which is 1.8 yards per rush allowed. Oregon State conceded 13 completions on 31 tries for 141 yds, and a completion percentage of 41.9%.
The Beavers have attained 2,196 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Oregon State has totaled 9 touchdowns through the air and 14 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 4 times. Oregon State has a total of 110 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 31 penalties for 272 yds. Offensively they have an average of 206.0 yards on the ground ranking them 16th in the nation. When talking about scoring points, the Oregon State Beavers are averaging 35.8 points per game.
The Beavers are ranked 21st in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 15.6 points per game. They are giving up an average of 2.3 yards per rushing attempt and 67.2 rushing yards per game so far this season. During the season, they have conceded 336 yards via the ground game in 5 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Beavers are allowing 1,170 yds which puts them in 86th in college football. They are allowing 234.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 61.2%. For the year, they have given up 301.2 yards/game which puts them 22nd in the nation. They have conceded 7 touchdowns by air and 3 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Golden Bears come into this game with a record of 3-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Golden Bears took home the win by a final score of 24-21 when they played the Arizona State Sun Devils. Sam Jackson (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 130 yds on 12/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 90.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.5. Jaydn Ott carried the rock 29 times for 165 yards, finishing the contest with 5.7 yards per attempt for California. The Golden Bears finished the game with 326 yds while running 77 plays (4.2 yds per play). California rushed the ball for 4.1 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 196 yards on 48 carries. California gave up 29 rush attempts for 68 yds (2.3 yards per carry). The Golden Bears pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 62.8%, surrendering 362 yards on 27 out of 43 through the air.
The California Golden Bears average 430.4 yards per outing, which has them ranked 42nd in college football. The California offense has 216 yds of penalties on 27 violations, which has them sitting 78th in college football in terms of helping out the other team. They maintain an average of 212.6 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,063 yards in total. They have given away 6 interceptions while letting opponents recover 2 fumbles and they have been able to tally 119 1st downs. Regarding how much they score, the Golden Bears rank 58th in Division 1 holding an average of 31.0 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Golden Bears have compiled 1,089 passing yards as well as holding an average of 217.8 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 90th in college football.
The Golden Bears are allowing 26.4 PPG, which puts them 80th in college football. California has conceded a total of 492 yards rushing (98.4 yards per contest) and 6 touchdowns rushing on the season. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 132 points. They have allowed 9 touchdowns through the air and 259.6 yards per outing, which has them in 109th in college football. The Golden Bears defense has participated in 314 plays, which is 46th in D-1. They have totaled 6 fumbles recovered and 7 picks so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +8
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