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    Jaydn Ott will lead the California Golden Bears (5-6) into their game against the UCLA Bruins (7-4) at Rose Bowl, on Saturday at 10:30 PM ET.

    The Golden Bears are expected to lose (currently +9) versus the Bruins (with an over/under of 52 points).

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    Game Info for UCLA vs. Cal

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 25, 2023
    • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Pasadena, California
    • Stadium: Rose Bowl
    UCLA vs Cal Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    UCLA -9 -110 -110 52 -110 -110 -346 +271

    UCLA Pick Insights

    • UCLA has posted a 4-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 9-point favorites this season, UCLA is 2-3 against the spread.
    • Out of UCLA’s 10 games with a set total, one has hit the over (10%).

    UCLA Stats & Insights

    • UCLA ranks 43rd in total offense this year (423.5 yards per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with 423.5 yards allowed per game.
    • Defensively, UCLA has been a top-25 unit, ranking 10th-best by surrendering only 16.7 points per game. The offense ranks 69th (27.5 points per game).
    • UCLA is totaling 221.8 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 72nd in the FBS. The defense ranks 85th, surrendering 234.1 passing yards per game.
    • UCLA has been a tough matchup for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (16th-best with 201.7 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (second-best with 64.6 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • UCLA is averaging a 44.8% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 27th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 36th, allowing a 34.6% third-down conversion rate.
    • UCLA owns the 41st-ranked turnover margin in college football at +3, forcing 21 turnovers (10th in the FBS) while turning it over 18 times (94th in the FBS).

    UCLA’s Best Players

    • Dante Moore has thrown for 1,344 yards (122.2 ypg) to lead UCLA, completing 52% of his passes and collecting 10 touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions this season.
    • Carson Steele has carried the ball 155 times for a team-high 793 yards on the ground and has found the end zone six times.
    • Tomarion Harden has been handed the ball 126 times this year and racked up 675 yards (61.4 per game) with six touchdowns.
    • Logan Loya has hauled in 49 receptions for 562 yards (51.1 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
    • J.Michael Sturdivant has grabbed 29 passes while averaging 39.8 yards per game and scoring three touchdowns.
    • Moliki Matavao has hauled in 10 receptions for 242 yards, an average of 22 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Laiatu Latu has 12 sacks to pace the team, and also has 12 TFL, 38 tackles, and one interception.
    • Darius Muasau, UCLA’s top tackler, has 49 tackles, six TFL, three sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Alex Johnson has a team-leading four interceptions to go along with 17 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

    Cal Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Cal has put together a 5-5-0 record against the spread.
    • In games they have played as at least 9-point underdogs this season, the Golden Bears are 1-3 against the spread.
    • Seven of Cal’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (70%).

    Cal Pick Insights

    • Cal’s defense has been bottom-25 in total defense this season, ceding 419.2 total yards per game, which ranks 19th-worst. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 54th with 403.4 total yards per contest.
    • Cal has been sputtering on defense, ranking ninth-worst with 35 points given up per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, regstering 31.5 points per contest (39th-ranked).
    • Cal’s defense has been bottom-25 in pass defense this season, ceding 281 passing yards per game, which ranks sixth-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 81st with 217 passing yards per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, Cal is putting up 186.4 rushing yards per contest (28th-ranked). It ranks 44th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (138.2 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Cal ranks 66th in the FBS with a 39.5% third-down conversion rate on offense, and 86th with a 40.5% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
    • At -1, Cal owns the 73rd-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 21 forced turnovers (10th in the FBS) and 22 turnovers committed (124th in the FBS).

    Cal’s Best Players

    • Fernando Mendoza has racked up 1,269 yards (115.4 yards per game) while completing 62.2% of his passes and tossing 11 touchdown passes with five interceptions this season.
    • Ott is his team’s leading rusher with 208 carries for 1,181 yards, or 107.4 per game. He’s found paydirt 11 times on the ground, as well.
    • Isaiah Ifanse has collected 365 yards (on 70 carries) with seven touchdowns.
    • Jeremiah Hunter has collected 51 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 574 (52.2 yards per game). He’s been targeted 84 times and has five touchdowns.
    • Trond Grizzell has caught 33 passes and compiled 498 receiving yards (45.3 per game) with five touchdowns.
    • Taj Davis has racked up 387 reciving yards (35.2 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
    • David Reese paces the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has two TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Craig Woodson is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 58 tackles, one TFL, and 0.5 sacks.
    • Nohl Williams leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 23 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.
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