California vs. UCLA Odds
UCLA is 4-0 overall, 1-0 in the Pac-12, 2-0 at home and 4-0 against the spread. California is 1-4 overall, 0-2 in the Pac-12, 0-1 on the road and 0-5 against the spread. The home team has won nine of its last 10 in this series.
Trends show that the home team is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 in this series and Cal is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 trips to UCLA. The Bruins have hit the over in 6 of their last 7 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, UCLA is the clear favorite at home, as the Bruins have odds of -24.5 points against Cal. The over/under total for the game has been set at 72 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had UCLA favored by 24 points. The spread hit a peak of 25.5 before falling back to 24.5 points. The over/under total opened at 73 points and hit a low of 71.5 and a high of 74 before settling in at 72 points.
UCLA is coming off a 34-27 win at Utah last Thursday. The Bruins are averaging 48 points per game on offense, which ranks fifth in the country. Defensively, UCLA hasn’t been too bad, as it is holding opponents to 20.3 points per game. Quarterback Brett Hundley has thrown for 1,059 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for 242 yards and three scores. Jordon James is leading the team on the ground with 463 yards and five touchdowns.
California has lost three straight entering this game following a 44-22 loss to Washington State. Cal’s other three losses have come against ranked opponents. The Cal defense is giving up 45 points per game, which ranks 125th in the country. Offensively, Cal is posting 27.8 points per game. Quarterback Jared Goff has thrown for 1,821 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the team while Chris Harper has caught 38 passes for 570 yards and four scores.
In terms of Injuries, UCLA receiver Darren Andrews (arm) and defensive tackle Brandon Tuliaupupu (knee) are both questionable for the game. Cal linebackers Brennan Scarlett (hand) and Nick Forbes (back) are both questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing UCLA, as the Bruins are getting 84% of the wagers with odds of -24.5 points against Cal on Saturday.