Cal vs. UCLA Total Prediction
Two teams fighting for a bowl berth will square off on Friday night when the UCLA Bruins host the Cal Golden Bears at 10:30 p.m. ET. Will the two teams push the combined score over the total?
Matchup: Cal (5-6) at UCLA (5-6)
Line: UCLA -7
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 64 points after hitting the board at the exact same number. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 7-point home favorites versus the Golden Bears and just like the total, the spread has not moved off the original number either.
Who is the Public Backing?
As of Wednesday morning, 56% of betting tickets are on the Golden Bears to cover as a touchdown-sized underdog.
Key Betting Trends
The home team is 13-3-1 against the spread in the last 17 games between the these two teams while the Golden Bears are just 1-6-1 against the number in their last eight road games versus the Bruins. That said, the underdog is 14-6-1 in the last 21 meetings between these two teams.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and has cashed in four of the last five meetings when the Bruins are the host. The under is also 6-1-1 in the Golden Bears' last eight games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and despite the Bruins' defensive issues, I don't know if Cal will contribute enough to push the score over the total.
On the other side, the under is 9-3-1 in the Bruins' last 13 games in November, is 29-9 in their last 38 home games versus an opponent with a losing road record, and is 18-7-1 in their last 26 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 13 PICK: CAL/UCLA UNDER 64