Cal vs. Arizona State - 9/27/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Cal vs. Arizona State

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 9:30 PM (California Memorial Stadium)

Cal Golden Bears -5 -- O/U: 40.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Cal Golden Bears meet in a week 5 Pac-12 college football matchup from California Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

The Arizona State Sun Devils will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season coming in the form of a 34-31 loss to Colorado at home in their last outing. Jayden Daniels has thrown for 1,073 yards, 5 touchdowns and an interception on 61.2% passing while Eno Benjamin leads the Sun Devils on the ground with 292 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Brandon Aiyuk leads Arizona State with 22 grabs for 424 yards and 2 touchdowns while Frank Darby, the aforementioned Benjamin and Kyle Williams each are in the 100-yard receiving club as well this season. Defensively, Evan Field leads ASU with 32 total tackles, including 20 solo tackles while Cam Phillips has 27 total tackles including a team-high 21 solo tackles this season. As a team, Arizona State is averaging 379.8 yards of total offense and 22.5 points per game while allowing 346 yards of total defense and 13.8 points per game against this season.

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The Cal Golden Bears will look to remain unbeaten, sitting at 4-0 on the year after a 28-20 win at Ole Miss in their last outing. Chase Garbers has thrown for 835 yards, 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 57.3% passing while Christopher Brown Jr. leads Cal in rushing with 335 rushing yards with a pair of touchdowns and Marcel Dancy has 179 rushing yards with a pair of scores of his own this season. Kekoa Crawford leads the Golden Bears in receiving with 10 grabs for 185 yards with a pair of receiving TDs while Nikko Remigio, Jordan Duncan and Jake Tonges each have 100+ receiving yards this season. Defensively, Evan Weaver has a whopping 62 tackles through the first 4 games of the season, including 40 solo tackles, while Kuony Deng and Luc Bequette each have 2.5 sacks with Deng adding 36 total tackles this season. As a team, Cal is averaging 371.2 yards of total offense and 24.5 points per game while allowing 366.5 yards of total defense and 17.2 points per game against this season.

Arizona State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a loss while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Cal is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 home games. Arizona State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 trips to Cal.

I was all over Arizona State against Colorado after the shock win against Michigan State, but the dreaded letdown came and the Sun Devils were upset at home. Cal on the other hand was another team I was on, and that defense that has been solid all season so far came through on the road against Ole Miss. I just really like the way Cal is playing right now, and they’ve had the upper hand on ASU at home for quite a while now, so I’ll lay the points with the Golden Bears at home in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Cal -5

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