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Stanford Cardinal vs. California Golden Bears - 11/21/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

California Golden Bears (6-4) at Stanford Cardinal (8-2)
Date & Time Saturday November 21, 2015, 10:30 PM (EST)
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The Line: Stanford Cardinal -12.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | California Golden Bears (6-4) at Stanford Cardinal (8-2)

The California Golden Bears will travel to play the Stanford Cardinal in a Pac-12 conference game on Saturday.

The Stanford Cardinal (8-2) are coming off of a loss to Oregon by a score of 38-36 last weekend. Stanford had a chance to tie the game late but was stopped on their two-point conversion attempt. The Stanford offense is averaging 37 points per game with 440.8 yards per game. Quarterback Kevin Hogan leads the Stanford offense with 2135 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Christian McCaffrey is the leading rusher for Stanford with 1354 yards and 7 touchdowns. Michael Rector is the leading receiver for Stanford with 416 yards and 4 touchdowns. Stanford’s defense is giving up 22 points per game with 348.4 yards per game. The Stanford defense has 21 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and 7 interceptions. Stanford is coming off of a disappointing loss but can still go to the Pac-12 championship game with a win.

The California Golden Bears (6-4) are coming off of a win against Oregon State by a score of 54-24 last weekend. California was able to snap their four game losing streak in impressive blowout fashion, where Cal dominated from beginning to end. The Cal offense is averaging 36 points per game with 511.3 yards per game. Quarterback Jared Goff leads the Cal offense with 3319 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. Khalfani Muhammad is the leading rusher for Cal with 524 yards and 1 touchdown. Bryce Treggs is the leading receiver for Cal with 564 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kenny Lawler is also a big play receiver for Cal with 562 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Cal defense is giving up 28.2 points per game with 452.2 yards per game. Cal’s defense has 23 sacks, 10 fumble recoveries, and 14 interceptions. Cal really let the season get away from them during their four game losing streak but will look to upset Stanford this weekend.

Cal is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring 40 or more points in their previous game. Cal is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against teams with a winning record. The under is 4-0 in Cal’s last 4 road games. Stanford is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a loss. Stanford is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Stanford’s last 7 games against a team with a winning record.

Stanford will be coming into this one trying to get back on track, while Cal tries to string together two wins for the first time since early October. Stanford’s offense has been very good this season and I expect another good performance against an average defense. I also think Stanford’s defense will come out fired up after allowing 38 points last week and have a good defensive game. I am picking Stanford in this one.

Stanford Cardinal -12

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