California at UCLA: 11/27/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

UCLA Bruins (7-4) vs California Golden Bears (4-6)

Game Info: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Rose Bowl)

Betting Odds: UCLA Bruins -6.5 -- Over/Under: 58 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The California Golden Bears and UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Rose Bowl. When these two teams faced off  last year it was UCLA that came away with the 34-10 victory. 

The California Golden Bears sit with a 4-6 record overall and they are coming off an impressive win in their last game. The offense was elite scoring 41 points against Stanford, and that led to the 30 point victory. Cal is averaging 24.7 points while their defense is giving up 21.1 points per game. Under center for Cal is Chase Garbers who has thrown for 2.229 yards, 16 touchdowns, and six interceptions. In this game if Cal wants to win this game, it’s going to need to be the offense that has a big game.

On the other side of this matchup is the UCLA Bruins who sit with a 7-4 record overall and in their last game against the offense put up 62 points and that led to a blowout victory. UCLA is averaging 36 points while their defense is giving up 27.91 points per game. Under center for UCLA is Dorian Thompson-Robinson and he has thrown for 2,245 yards, 18 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Running back Zach Charbonnet has had a big season rushing for 1,031 yards, and 12 touchdowns. In this game it’s going to be about the UCLA defense locking down the Cal offense. If they can do that, they are going to be in good shape. 

Cal is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against a team with a winning record. UCLA is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a losing record. The under is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings. The underdog is 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between the two teams. 

UCLA is the better team, and I think Cal is going to struggle to score again in this game. UCLA’s offense also has a ton of confidence heading into this game, and this one will get out of control early. Back UCLA against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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