UCLA Bruins vs. California Golden Bears - 10/22/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (5-1) at UCLA Bruins (4-2)
College Football: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Rose Bowl)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The California Golden Bears travel to play the UCLA Bruins in a Pac-12 conference game this Thursday night.
The UCLA Bruins are coming off of a 21-point loss to Stanford this past weekend. The UCLA offense is averaging 34.8 points per game with 463 yards per game. Quarterback Josh Rosen who has 1569 yards with 12 touchdowns and 7 interceptions leads the UCLA offense. The UCLA rushing attack is led by Paul Perkins who has 681 yards and 8 touchdowns. The UCLA receivers are led by Jordan Payton who has 486 yards and 4 touchdowns. UCLA’s defense has allowed 27.6 points per game with 392 yards per game. The UCLA defense has 9 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and 6 interceptions. UCLA had trouble stopping Stanford’s offense last week and will have their hands full with Cal and their offensive attack.
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The California Golden Bears are coming off of a bye week after losing to Utah in their last game. The Cal offense is averaging 40.2 points per game with 517.6 yards per game. Quarterback Jared Goff leads the Cal offense with 1970 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 9 touchdowns. Khalfani Muhammad leads the Cal rushing attack with 374 yards and 1 touchdown. Vic Enwere also runs the ball for Cal with 290 yards and 5 touchdowns. Kenny Lawler is the leading receiver for Cal with 465 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Cal defense has allowed 24.5 points per game with 394.8 yards per game. Cal’s defense has 19 sacks, 9 fumble recoveries, and 12 interceptions. Cal may be able to expose a weaker UCLA defense with their high-powered offense, but the more important key to watch will be how Cal’s defense handles UCLA’s offense.
Cal is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. Cal is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The under is 4-1 in Cal’s last 5 games overall. UCLA is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 7-1-1 in UCLA’s last 9 home games. The home team is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
This will be a very interesting matchup in the Pac-12. Cal needs a win to stay on pace with Stanford and UCLA needs a win to bounce back from the beating they took at Stanford. I think that the Cal offense will put up a lot of points against the UCLA defense and that Jared Goff will have a big day for Cal. Also, I think that Cal will force a few turnovers on defense and be right in the game at the end.