This week 13 college football matchup between the Bruins and Golden Bears takes place on Saturday, November 25th at 10:30 ET. The Bruins will host the Golden Bears at Rose Bowl with the game being televised on ESPN. The odds for this week 13 Pac-12 matchup have the Bruins as the 10.5 point favorites at home. Will the Bruins pull this one out? Find out how I see this game playing out on Saturday.
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS VS UCLA BRUINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UCLA Bruins -10.5
This game will be played at Rose Bowl at 10:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE UCLA BRUINS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 32-21 in favor of UCLA.
- Not only will UCLA pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -10.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 52 points, and we like the over with a projected 53 points.
Can the Golden Bears Offense Score Enough in Pasadena?
With a 5-6 record, the California Golden Bears take on UCLA. Their road record so far is (2-3) and at home (2-3).
Heading into this week’s matchup with UCLA, the Golden Bears have been favored in four games and the underdog in six. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 5-5.
So far this season, the average over/under line for California’s games has been 54.6 points. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 7-3 heading into this week’s game.
California’s offense is averaging 31.5 points per game, which ranks them 35th in the NCAA. Through the air, they’re at 217.9 passing yards on average, putting them at 78th in the nation. Their rushing attack is currently 27th in rushing yards, with an average of 430 rushing attempts per game this season.
The Golden Bears’ defense has given up 139.5 rushing yards per game this season, which is 153rd. Opponents are recording an average of 281 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks come in with a passer rating of 98.8 when playing against California. In terms of points allowed, they currently sit 11th in NCAA rankings.
Can the UCLA Offense Score Enough at Home?
With a 7-4 record, the UCLA Bruins take on California. Their road record so far is (3-3) and at home (4-1).
So far, UCLA has been favored eight times and the underdog in three games. This has led to an ATS record of 5-6 and an average scoring differential of +10.7.
Over 11 games, the average over/under line for UCLA’s games has been 55.5 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 44.2 points, resulting in an OU record of 2-9.
The Bruins’ offense is set to face California while averaging 202.7 rushing yards per game and 5 yards per attempt. In the national rankings, they currently stand at 15th for rushing yards and 71st for passing yards, with an average of 221.8 yards per matchup. Overall, UCLA is putting up 27.5 points per game, which is 58th nationally.
Ranked 95th in passing yards allowed per game, UCLA’s defense gets ready to take on California. Opponents have attempted an average of 36.1 passes per game against the Bruins. They’re allowing 16.7 points per contest, placing them 57th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 6th in the NCAA.