California Golden Bears vs. Stanford Cardinal - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (7-3) at California Golden Bears (4-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm (California Memorial Stadium)
The Line: California Golden Bears +10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Stanford Cardinal will travel to play the California Golden Bears in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.
The California Golden Bears are 4-6 (2-5) this season after losing to Washington State by a score of 56-21 in their last game. California has lost 3 straight games and needs to win their last two games to get to a bowl game. The California offense is averaging 37.8 points per game with 156.7 rushing yards and 361.2 passing yards per game. Davis Webb is completing 61.4% of his passes for 3601 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions for Cal. Khalfani Muhammad has rushed for 676 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Tre Watson has added 571 yards and 2 scores for the Golden Bears. Chad Hansen has caught 75 passes for 979 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Demetris Robertson has added 44 catches for 692 yards and 7 touchdowns for Cal. The Cal defense is giving up 45.6 points per game with 283.4 rushing yards and 257.1 passing yards per game. Khari Vanderbilt has led the Cal defense with 69 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, and 1 interception, while Cameron Saffle has added 51 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks. Matt Anderson has gone 16-19 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.
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The Stanford Cardinal are 7-3 (5-3) this season after beating Oregon by a score of 52-27 in their last game. Stanford has won 3 straight games and is 3rd in the PAC-12 North standings. The Stanford offense is averaging 23.1 points per game with 185.7 rushing yards and 154.3 passing yards per game. Keller Chryst is completing 54.9% of his passes for 485 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Stanford. Christian McCaffrey has rushed for 1115 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Bryce Love has added 510 yards and 2 scores for the Cardinal. Trenton Irwin has caught 34 passes for 395 yards, while Christian McCaffrey has added 31 catches for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns for Stanford. The Stanford defense is giving up 19.4 points per game with 150.3 rushing yards and 211 passing yards per game. Solomon Thomas has led the Stanford defense with 46 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks, while Dallas Lloyd has added 43 tackles and 3 interceptions. Conrad Ukropina has gone 15-19 on field goals, with a long of 52 yards.
Stanford is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Stanford’s last 5 games. Cal is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 10-21 ATS in their last 31 home games. The over is 5-1 in Cal’s last 6 home games. Stanford is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Stanford has been playing a lot better in their recent games, while California has taken a step back in their last 3 games. Stanford has found success against California ATS in their last few matchups, but will be on the road here. Cal has been able to move the ball on offense, but has one of the worst defenses in the country. Stanford was able to capitalize and win big against Oregon last week and I expect more of the same here.