California Golden Bears vs. Arizona Wildcats Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/2/13
Arizona Wildcats (5-2) at California Golden Bears (1-7)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm (California Memorial Stadium)
The Line: California Golden Bears +16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Cal Golden Bears and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Saturday on a Pac-12 matchup of teams on the opposite side of the conference standings.
The Cal Golden Bears have lost seven games in a row and they have given up points in bunches over that span as well. The Cal offense simply isn’t getting it done averaging 22.9 points and 468.4 yards per game and turning the ball over 23 times. Jared Goff has completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 2,592 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Brendan Bigelow has rushed for 280 yards and he has 22 receptions. Chris Harper has 58 receptions and five touchdowns to lead Cal and Bryce Treggs has 54 catches. Defensively Cal allows 44 points and 540 yards with four interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, and 12 sacks. Khairi Fortt has 54 tackles, Hardy Nickerson has 51 tackles, and Damariay Drew has 43 tackles. It is a long year for Cal and they could use a spark.
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The Arizona Wildcats are having a solid season and while they are still a work in progress they have things moving in the right direction. The Arizona offense is averaging 36.3 points and 465.3 yards per game and they have turned the ball over eight times. B.J. Denker has thrown for 1,241 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions and he has rushed for 519 yards and eight touchdowns. Ka’Deem Carey has rushed for 920 yards and 10 touchdowns and he has 18 receptions. Samajie Grant has 24 catches and touchdown and Nate Phillips has 17 catches and three touchdowns. The Arizona defense allows 19.9 points and 366.3 yards per game with 10 interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and nine sacks. Scooby Wright has 49 tackles, Jake Fischer has 47 tackles, and Marquis Flowers has 43 tackles. Arizona returns home to play UCLA next week.
Cal is 5-16 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 4-17 against the spread in their last 21 games, and 1-11 against the spread in their last 12 home games. Arizona is 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a losing home record, 4-1 against the spread after coring more than 40 points in their previous game, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games on field turf. The home team has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
Cal is just horrible this season and while they covered last week, it isn’t a place where I would want to be.