California vs. Stanford - 12/1/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

California vs. Stanford - 12/1/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford Cardinal (7-4) at California Golden Bears (7-4)

College Football: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm (California Memorial Stadium)

The Line: California Golden Bears +2 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Stanford Cardinal take the field with the Cal Colden Bears in PAC-12 college football action on Saturday.

The Stanford Cardinal needed a huge effort from their offense in downing UCLA 49-42 to up their record to 7-4. Stanford was outgained 528-470 but won the turnover battle 2-1 although the Bruins scored on a 93 yard kick return.

KJ Costello carried the Cardinal pass happy offense connecting on 23-37 for 344 yards and five touchdowns and an interception while running twice for nine yards.

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Bryce Love gave Stanford some yardage on the ground with 85 yards on 22 carries but subtract a 22 yard run and he averaged just over three yards per touch.

JJ Arcega-Whiteside was the top Cardinal receiving option with seven catches for 106 yards and three touchdowns with Trent Irwin totaling 103 yards and a TD on seven catches while Osiris St. Brown caught a 52 yard scoring strike.

The Cal Golden Bears improved to 7-4 following a 33-21 victory versus visiting Colorado which denied the Buffaloes Bowl eligibility. Cal was outgained 318-211 but played mistake free football and took full advantage of five Colorado turnovers with a pair of interceptions returns for touchdowns.

Golden Bears quarterback Chase Garbers completed 14-26 for 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns while running for a team high 47 yards on 12 carries. 

Patrick Laird ran 18 times for only 45 yards but did catch three passes for six yards and a score for Cal. Vic Wharton III topped the Golden Bears receiving corps with 61 yards on six receptions while Maurice Ways caught three passes for 43 yards and a TD.

Over is 4-0 in Stanford Cardinal last 4 conference games and over is 4-0 in Stanford Cardinal last 4 games overall and over is 4-0 in Stanford Cardinal last 4 vs. a team with a winning record. Cal Golden Bears are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and Cal Golden Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf and Cal Golden Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. Stanford Cardinal are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in California and favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and Stanford Cardinal are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. 

Stanford has enjoyed the bulk of the success in this matchup and I’ll hope that trend continues in a toss up…

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Mark’s Pick Stanford -2 // will update

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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