UCLA vs. Cal Odds
UCLA is 4-1 overall, 1-1 in the Pac-12 and 2-0 on the road while Cal is 1-4 overall, 0-2 in conference play and 1-2 at home. The Bruins are 4-1 against the spread this season while the Bears are 1-4 ATS. The Bears have won and covered in three of their last four against the Bruins.
Trends show that the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 games in this series while UCLA is 2-5 against the spread in its last 7 trips to Cal. The underdog has covered in 11 of the last 16 meetings in this series.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv UCLA is the favorite to win this game, as the Bruins have odds of -2.5 points at Cal. The over/under total for the game has been set at 56.5 points. (View Matchup) Opening odds had UCLA as a 2.5-point favorite as well. The spread climbed to 3 points during the week before settling back at 2.5 points.
UCLA is coming off a 42-14 win at Colorado last week. The lone loss for UCLA this season was by 7 points to Oregon State. The Bruins are scoring 36.8 points per game on offense this year while holding opponents to 20.2 points per game. UCLA is being led by running back Johnathan Franklin, who has rushed for 697 yards and 3 TDs.
Cal is on a three-game losing streak after a 27-17 loss to Arizona State at home last week. The Bears have lost three of their four games by just 10 points or less. Cal is giving up 30.2 points per game while scoring 25.6 points per game on offense. The Bears are being led by quarterback Zach Maynard, who has thrown for 1,053 yards and 5 TDs.
In terms of Injuries, Cal linebacker Brennan Scarlett is questionable with a hand injury while defensive lineman Aaron Tipoti is questionable with a knee injury. UCLA receiver Devin Lucien is out for this game with a collarbone injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing UCLA. The Bruins are getting 84% of the wagers with odds of -2.5 points against Cal on Saturday.