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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - California Golden Bears Underdogs vs Bruins at UCLA

UCLA will look to improve on its 5-6 record this week when they host California in Week 13 action at Rose Bowl on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the UCLA Bruins sat as -7-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models picked a possible 31-28 win for the Bruins early in the week. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

California Golden Bears vs UCLA Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UCLA Bruins currently sport a record of 5-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-7 ATS. The California Golden Bears are 5-6 and 7-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UCLA Bruins post a 7-3-1 over under record this season, while the California Golden Bears have gone 5-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCLA vs California injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the UCLA Bruins at No. 71 and the California Golden Bears at No. 83 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the UCLA Bruins No. 31-ranked offense (34.09 PPG) against a California Golden Bears defense that ranks No. 82 at 28.27 PPG. The UCLA Bruins passing attack has averaged 341 yards per game, more than the California Golden Bears give up through the air (254.27 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the California Golden Bears own the league's No. 104-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 220.4 yards per game when on the road. UCLA, on the other hand, rates No. 112 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Patrick Laird tore up the turf for 153 rushing yards in the latest Golden Bears game, a 17-14 loss to the Cardinal at Stanford Stadium.

Josh Rosen handled the Trojans defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 421 yards, but UCLA still lost to USC 28-23.

Betting Trends
  • California is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • California is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • California is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • California is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • California-Los Angeles is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • California-Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • California-Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of California-Los Angeles's last 9 games at home