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    On Saturday at 6:30 PM ET, the California Golden Bears (4-6) will visit the Stanford Cardinal (3-7).

    The Cardinal are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6.5), versus the Golden Bears (with an over/under of 57.5 points).

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    Game Info for Cal vs. Stanford

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
    • Location: Stanford, California
    • Stadium: Stanford Stadium
    Cal vs Stanford Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Cal -6.5 -111 -109 57.5 -111 -109 -255 +206

    Cal Pick Insights

    • Cal has a 4-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Cal is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in seven of Cal’s nine games with a set total.

    Cal Stats & Insights

    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense that ranks 16th-worst in the FBS (432.2 yards allowed per game), Cal has played better offensively, ranking 55th in the FBS offensively totaling 398.2 yards per game.
    • Cal sports the 38th-ranked scoring offense this year (31.9 points per game), and has been worse defensively, ranking fourth-worst with 37 points allowed per game.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks fourth-worst in the FBS (290.3 passing yards allowed per game), Cal has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 87th in the FBS by putting up 209.3 passing yards per game.
    • Cal ranks 27th in run offense (188.9 rushing yards per game) and 53rd in run defense (141.9 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Cal is averaging a 38.9% third-down conversion rate offensively this year (68th in the FBS), and is giving up a 41.5% third-down conversion rate (94th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • With 21 forced turnovers (second in the FBS) against 21 turnovers committed (127th in the FBS), Cal (0) has the 67th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Cal’s Best Players

    • Fernando Mendoza has racked up 975 yards (97.5 ypg) on 88-of-144 passing with eight touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
    • Jaydn Ott has 1,015 rushing yards on 172 carries with 10 touchdowns.
    • Isaiah Ifanse has carried the ball 70 times for 365 yards (36.5 per game) and seven touchdowns.
    • Jeremiah Hunter has hauled in 47 catches for 544 yards (54.4 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
    • Trond Grizzell has put up a 362-yard season so far with three touchdowns, reeling in 26 passes on 52 targets.
    • Taj Davis has been the target of 45 passes and compiled 31 receptions for 345 yards, an average of 34.5 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone three times through the air this season.
    • David Reese has four sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Cal’s leading tackler, Craig Woodson, has 58 tackles, one TFL, and 0.5 sacks this year.
    • Nohl Williams has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 22 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.

    Stanford Betting Insights

    • Stanford has gone 5-5-0 ATS this season.
    • Stanford is a 4-4 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • Four of Stanford’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Stanford Pick Insights

    • Stanford has sputtering on defense, ranking third-worst with 456.4 total yards given up per game. It has been more productive offensively, regstering 357.3 total yards per contest (90th-ranked).
    • Stanford has lots of room to get better, as it ranks 24th-worst in points per game (20.9) this season and fifth-worst in points surrendered per game (36.9).
    • Stanford has been struggling to stop the pass, ranking worst with 314.2 passing yards allowed per game. It has been better offensively, generating 239.2 passing yards per contest (56th-ranked).
    • Stanford’s running game has been sputtering, ranking 25th-worst in the FBS with 118.1 rushing yards per game. It has been better on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering 142.2 rushing yards per contest (54th-ranked).
    • Stanford has been struggling on third down, ranking second-worst with a 49.6% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, putting up a 37.1% third-down rate (84th-ranked).
    • Stanford has forced six turnovers this season and have turned it over 12 times, resulting in a -6 turnover margin that is 21st-worst in the FBS.

    Stanford’s Best Players

    • Ashton Daniels has thrown for 1,907 yards on 158-of-267 passing with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 228 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
    • Justin Lamson is his team’s leading rusher with 108 carries for 246 yards, or 24.6 per game. He’s found paydirt four times on the ground, as well.
    • Elic Ayomanor has racked up 912 receiving yards on 52 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring six touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Tiger Bachmeier has put together a 368-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 35 passes on 53 targets.
    • Benjamin Yurosek’s 16 grabs (on 26 targets) have netted him 239 yards (23.9 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • David Bailey has five sacks to lead the team, and also has six TFL and 20 tackles.
    • Gaethan Bernadel, Stanford’s top tackler, has 52 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • Scotty Edwards has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 36 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
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