California has proven to be road warriors during the past two seasons, with the Golden Bears posting a 7-1 ATS record when travelling. Cal will take that sterling road record with them when they visit the UCLA Bruins Thursday.
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- California is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against UCLA.
- The UNDER is 5-0 in UCLA’s past five home games.
- In two career games against UCLA, quarterback Jared Goff has two touchdowns and two picks.
Cal is coming off a bye week following their first loss of the season to Utah. The Golden Bears struggled with ball security in that game turning the ball over six times, which included five interceptions from starting quarterback Jared Goff.
UCLA was rolling after their first four games going 4-0 with a +78 scoring differential, but have dropped their past two and have been outscored by 36 points. The Bruins defense has been falling apart in those losses, as they have allowed 38 and 56 points.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The UCLA Bruins were sitting as -6.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bodog. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 31-25 result in favor of the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The UCLA Bruins currently sport a record of 4-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3 ATS. The California Golden Bears are 5-1 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UCLA Bruins post a 2-4 over under record this season, while the California Golden Bears have gone 2-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCLA vs California injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 34 (UCLA Bruins) and the No. 60 (California Golden Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds – VSB .
The game also pits UCLA’s No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 34.83 PPG, against a California defense that ranks No. 56 this week at 24.5 PPG. The UCLA aerial game is averaging 266.5 yards per game, more than the California Golden Bears secondary allows through the air, 236.33 YPG per game.
Defensively, the California Golden Bears feature the league’s No. 100-rated road run defense, allowing 219.33 yards per game. UCLA, meanwhile, ranks No. 78 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Devontae Booker ran through the Utah defense for 222 yards in California’s last game, but the Golden Bears still lost a 30-24 decision at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Christian McCaffrey went over the 100-yard mark (243) in his team’s latest effort, but Stanford still defeated UCLA by a score of 56-35.
- California is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- California is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California’s last 5 games
- California is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- UCLA is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA’s last 6 games
- UCLA is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- UCLA is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
California home to Southern Cal, Saturday, October 31st
UCLA home to Colorado, Saturday, October 31st
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