California Golden Bears vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - 11/28/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (6-5) at California Golden Bears (6-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm (California Memorial Stadium)
The Line: California Golden Bears -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to play the California Golden Bears in a Pac-12 conference game.
The California Golden Bears are 6-5 and are coming off of a loss to Stanford by a score of 35-22. Cal moved the ball pretty well against Stanford, but settled for too many field goals. The Cal offense is averaging 35 points per game with 510.3 yards per game. Jared Goff leads the Cal offense with 3710 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. Khalfani Muhammad is the leading rusher for Cal with 524 yards and 1 touchdown, but is questionable for this game. The backup running back for Cal is Vic Enwere who has 486 yards and 7 touchdowns. Bryce Treggs is the leading receiver for Cal with 666 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Cal defense is giving up 28.8 points per game with 443.4 yards per game. Cal’s defense has 23 sacks, 10 fumble recoveries, and 14 interceptions. Cal has been very disappointing following their 5-0 start, as they have lost 5 out of 6 games since.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are 6-5 and are coming off of a win against Arizona by a score of 52-37. Arizona State was up 31-10 at halftime and they cruised to an easy 15-point victory. The Arizona State offense is averaging 32 points per game with 463.7 yards per game. Mike Bercovici leads the Arizona State offense with 3047 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Demario Richard is the leading rusher for Arizona State with 919 yards and 7 touchdowns, but he is questionable with an injury. The second leading rusher for ASU is Kalen Ballage who has 596 yards and 4 touchdowns. Devin Lucien is the leading receiver for Arizona State with 730 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Arizona State defense is giving up 31.3 points per game with 424.8 yards per game. Arizona State’s defense has 44 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, and 13 interceptions. Arizona State has a very good offense that will need to score plenty of points to keep up with Cal in this game.
Arizona State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. Arizona State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring 40 or more points. The under is 4-1 in Arizona State’s last 5 games of field turf. Cal is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Cal is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against teams with a winning record. The under is 7-1 in Cal’s last 8 games overall.
Both of these teams have underperformed their expectations this season and will be looking to finish with 7 wins on the year. Both of these teams have a pretty high scoring offense, so defense will be the key in this game. I think Cal will have the upper hand on their senior day and will get the job done here. I liked the way Cal’s offense looked against Stanford; they just stalled out in the redzone a few times. I am picking Cal in this one.