The Cal Golden Bears and the UCLA Bruins meet in Pac-12 conference college football action from the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.
The Cal Golden Bears will look to build on a 41-11 win over Stanford last time out. Chase Garbers has thrown for 2,229 yards, 16 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 63.9% passing while Damien Moore and Christopher Brooks have combined for 1,013 yards and 7 touchdowns. Trevon Clark has a team-high 604 yards while Kekoa Crawford has 449 receiving yards and Jeremiah Hunter has 388 receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Daniel Scott has a team-high 60 total tackles while Cameron Good has a team-high 6 sacks. Scott and Elijah Hicks each have a team-high 3 interceptions as well this season.
The UCLA Bruins will attempt to build on their 62-33 win over USC in their last game. Dorian Thompson-Robinson has thrown for 2,245 yards, 16 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 61.3% passing while Zach Charbonnet has a team-high 1,031 rushing yards with 12 TD and Brittain Brown has 616 rushing yards with 7 scores. DTR also has 507 rushing yards as well this season. Kyle Philips has a team-high 53 catches for 707 receiving yards with 8 catches while Greg Dulcich ahs 639 receiving yards as well for UCLA this season. On defense, Quwantrezz Knight has a team-high 60 total tackles while Datona Jackson ahs a team-high 3.5 sacks this season.
Cal is 12-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a road underdog and 4-0 Ats in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 15-7 in their last 22 road games. UCLA is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as a home favorite while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I get that this is a rivalry game, but as good as UCLA has been, there’s not much for the Bruins to really play for here as there’s no Pac 12 title game in their future and are already bowl eligible. Instead, I’m leaning towards Cal here as they need wins in the next two weeks to have a shot at a bowl game themselves. Look for Cal to take this game with the points as well as putting a bit on the ML with the Golden Bears as well.
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