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BYU Cougars Visit the California Golden Bears in Week 14 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

BYU Cougars


California Golden Bears
Saturday, November 29, 2014 3:33 PM ET
California Memorial Stadium


BYU is 3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS in its last three games, as backup quarterback Christian Stewart improves.

The Cougars shoot for a fourth straight victory, on their way to a bowl, when they take on the 5-6 Cal Bears Saturday afternoon in Berkeley.

Stewart just threw four touchdown passes, without an interception, in BYU's 64-0 victory over Savannah State, giving him a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 10/0 over his last three games, all Cougar victories. Cal, meanwhile, has a nice young quarterback of its own, sophomore Jared Goff, who's thrown 31 touchdown passes this season against six interceptions, getting the Bears to within one victory of bowl eligibility.

BYU Cougars vs California Golden Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting BYU Cougars opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. The total was 72 over at MyBookie.

Computer Prediction: BYU Cougars vs California Golden Bears Pick

A 30-27 result in favor of the Golden Bears is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The California Golden Bears sport a record of 5-6 and 7-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the BYU Cougars sit at 7-4 and 4-7 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 6-5 for the Golden Bears and 6-4-1 for the Cougars. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and California vs BYU injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the California Golden Bears at No. 87 and the BYU Cougars at No. 40 heading into this contest.

How BYU Cougars vs California Golden Bears Stats Matchup

The game also pits California's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 38.55 PPG, against a BYU defense that ranks No. 49 this week at 24.36 PPG. The California aerial game is averaging 340.91 yards per game, more than the BYU Cougars secondary allows through the air, 255.18 YPG per game.

Defensively, the BYU Cougars feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 110.4 yards per game. California, meanwhile, ranks No. 98 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nate Carter ran through the Savannah St defense for 116 yards in BYU's last game, handing the Tigers a 64-0 setback on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium.


In their last game, California got a 103-yard performance from Daniel Lasco, but Stanford prevailed 38-17.

BYU Cougars vs California Golden Bears Betting Odds Trends

BYU is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
BYU is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of BYU's last 8 games
BYU is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
California is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 6 games
California is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games at home
California is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home