California Golden Bears vs. UCLA Bruins - 11/26/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (4-7) at California Golden Bears (4-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (California Memorial Stadium)
The Line: California Golden Bears +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins will travel to play the California Golden Bears in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.
The California Golden Bears are 4-7 (2-6) this season after losing to Stanford by a score of 45-31 in their last game. California has lost their last 4 games and is tied for last place in the PAC-12 North standings. The Cal offense is averaging 37.2 points per game with 150.6 rushing yards and 364.1 passing yards per game. Davis Webb is completing 61.2% of his passes for 3994 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions for Cal. Khalfani Muhammad has rushed for 711 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Tre Watson has added 631 yards and 4 scores for the Golden Bears. Chad Hansen has caught 82 passes for 1093 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Demetris Robertson has caught 49 passes for 761 yards and 7 touchdowns for California. The California defense is giving up 45.5 points per game with 290.1 rushing yards and 251.7 passing yards per game. Devante Downs has led the Cal defense with 78 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks, while Raymon Davison has added 67 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception. Matt Anderson has gone 17-21 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.
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The UCLA Bruins are 4-7 (2-6) this season after losing to USC by a score of 36-14 in their last game. UCLA has lost 5 of their last 6 games and have completely fallen apart this season. The UCLA offense is averaging 26.3 points per game with 84.3 rushing yards and 306.5 passing yards per game. Mike Fafaul is completing 53.7% of his passes for 1426 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for UCLA. Soso Jamabo has rushed for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Bolu Olorunfunmi has added 274 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Bruins. Darren Andrews has caught 55 passes for 709 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Jordan Lasley has added 36 passes for 538 yards and 5 scores for UCLA. The UCLA defense is giving up 26.7 points per game with 169.4 rushing yards and 202.3 passing yards per game. Jayon Brown has led the UCLA defense with 105 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 3 interceptions, while Kenny Young has added 81 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, and 1 interception. JJ Molson has gone 11-19 on field goals, with a long of 49 yards.
UCLA is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on turf and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The under is 4-0-1 in UCLA’s last 5 road games. Cal is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 November games. The over is 6-1 in Cal’s last 7 home games. The under is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
UCLA has been disappointing since they lost their starting quarterback due to injury, but will be going up against one of the worst defenses in the nation. Cal has a high scoring offense but hasn’t been able to keep up with their poor defense. Both of these teams have been losing a lot lately, but I like California to finish out strong at home.