UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears Odds
The 4-1 UCLA Bruins, coming off a win at Colorado, stay on the Pac-12 road when they visit Berkeley to take on the 1-4 Cal Bears Saturday night (10 pm ET).
The Bruins, off to a great start under new HC Jim Mora, were early two-point favorites over Cal for the Bears' Homecoming game.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 1-point favorites in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Golden Bears, currently No. 86 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Bruins, who rate No. 19 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 45-24 victory for the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 80-ranked offense (25.6 PPG) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 35 at 20.2 PPG. The Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 213.4 yards per game, less than the Bruins give up through the air (243.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bruins feature the league's No. 41-rated road run defense, allowing 128.5 yards per game. California, meanwhile, ranks No. 54 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, UCLA was a 42-14 winner on the road against Colorado. They covered the 17.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (56) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Johnathan Franklin went over the 100-yard mark (111) in his team's latest effort as UCLA defeated Colorado by a score of 42-14 on Saturday.
In their last action, California was a 27-17 loser at home against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Last time we saw the Golden Bears, they had no answer for $WinningRB as the Sun Devils rolled to a 27-17 victory at California Memorial Stadium.
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Bruins at Golden Bears trends to consider:
UCLA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of UCLA's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games when playing on the road against California
California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UCLA
California is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
California is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing UCLA
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 6 games when playing at home against UCLA
UCLA home to Utah, Saturday, October 13
California at Washington State, Saturday, October 13