UCLA Vs. Cal: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 27, 2021

Written By Staff on November 22, 2021

The UCLA Bruins (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) bring college football’s 19th-ranked rushing attack into a matchup with the California Golden Bears (4-6, 3-4 Pac-12), who have the No. 25 rushing defense. The Golden Bears, +200 on the moneyline to win, visit the Bruins, listed at -6 on the spread, on November 27, 2021 at 10:30 PM ET. The total for the game is set at 58.5 points.

In this article we provide key metrics, betting trends, top players and up-to-date odds — everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game.

The betting insights in what follows reference odds valid as of November 27, 2021 at 10:01 PM ET. Head to the table below for the latest lines for this outing and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at BetMGM today!

UCLA Vs. Cal Betting Odds

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UCLA Offense Vs. Cal Defense

Bruins Offense Stats (Rank) Golden Bears Defense
36.0 (17) Points/Gm 21.1 (29)
440.5 (25) Yards/Gm 355.7 (52)
231.5 (63) Pass Yards/Gm 233.5 (81)
209.0 (19) Rush Yards/Gm 122.2 (25)
8.3 (33) Yards/Pass 6.7 (24)
4.9 (35) Yards/Rush 3.7 (33)
43.6% (35) 3rd Down % 43.8% (107)
11 (61) Turnovers 12 (34)
9 (76) Sacks 3 (118)

Cal Offense Vs. UCLA Defense

Cal Offense Stats (Rank) UCLA Defense
24.7 (96) Points/Gm 27.9 (82)
415.8 (52) Yards/Gm 399.2 (89)
236.3 (57) Pass Yards/Gm 272.5 (122)
179.5 (44) Rush Yards/Gm 126.7 (31)
7.2 (80) Yards/Pass 7.3 (62)
5.3 (12) Yards/Rush 3.8 (43)
43.1% (42) 3rd Down % 44.7% (114)
7 (17) Turnovers 14 (13)
5 (29) Sacks 12 (20)

When UCLA Has The Ball

  • The Bruins convert 43.6% of their third downs (35th in college football), while the Golden Bears’ defense ranks 107th in that category (43.8%)
  • Cal’s defense has three sacks (10th-fewest in the FBS). UCLA has given up nine sacks to rank 76th in college football.
  • The Golden Bears have forced 12 turnovers (34th-most in the FBS), and the Bruins have committed 11 turnovers (61st-fewest in college football).
  • Cal’s defense ranks 52nd in yards conceded per game (355.7), while UCLA’s offense is 25th in college football at 440.5 yards per game.

When Cal Has The Ball

  • The Bruins allow third-down conversions on 44.7% of their opponents’ attempts (114th in the FBS). The Golden Bears have a 43.1% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 42nd in college football.
  • The 236.3 passing yards per game Cal averages ranks 57th in the FBS, while the 272.5 UCLA gives up ranks 122nd in college football.
  • The Golden Bears have the 52nd-ranked offense in the FBS in yards per game (415.8). They face a Bruins defense ranked 89th, giving up 399.2 yards per game.
  • Cal ranks 12th with 5.3 yards per carry, compared to the 3.8 per rush UCLA allows (43rd in the FBS).
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UCLA Betting Trends And Insights

  • UCLA has put together a 7-4-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • When playing as at least 6-point favorites this season, the Bruins have an ATS record of 3-1.
  • A total of six out of UCLA’s 11 games this season have gone over the point total.
  • In eight of 11 games this season, UCLA and its opponents have combined to score more than 58.5 points.
  • The Bruins have won five of the eight games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (62.5%).

Cal Betting Trends And Insights

  • Cal is 6-4-0 ATS this season.
  • When playing as at least 6-point underdogs this year, the Golden Bears have an ATS record of 3-0.
  • Cal and its opponents have combined to go over the point total five out of 10 times this year.
  • Cal has combined with its opponent to score more than 58.5 points in three of 10 games this season.
  • This season, the Golden Bears have been the underdog four times and won one of those games.

UCLA Players To Watch

  • Dorian Thompson-Robinson has passed for 1,963 yards while completing 61.6% of his throws (143-of-232), with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions (218.1 yards per game). He’s also rushed 103 times for 439 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 48.8 yards per game.
  • Zach Charbonnet has run for a team-leading 1,012 yards on 174 carries (101.2 yards per game) while scoring 10 touchdowns. He also averages 15.6 receiving yards per game, grabbing 18 passes for 156 yards.
  • So far this year Brittain Brown has run for 593 yards on 93 carries (65.9 ypg), with seven rushing touchdowns.
  • Greg Dulcich has 36 catches, leading his team with 635 yards (63.5 ypg) while scoring four touchdowns this season.
  • Kyle Philips has tacked on 46 catches for 594 yards and six touchdowns this year. He puts up 66.0 receiving yards per game.
  • Kazmeir Allen is averaging 27.7 yards per game, racking up 16 receptions for 249 yards and four touchdowns.

Cal Players To Watch

  • Chase Garbers leads the team with 2,030 passing yards (225.6 yards per game) and has a 65.4% completion percentage this year (170-of-260) while throwing 15 touchdowns with six interceptions. He also has 420 rushing yards on 72 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 46.7 yards per game.
  • Damien Moore has rushed for a team-leading 495 yards on 91 attempts (49.5 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Christopher Brown Jr. has run for 440 yards on 79 carries (44.0 yards per game), with one touchdown on the ground this year.
  • Trevon Clark has 29 catches and paces his team with 604 receiving yards (67.1 ypg) while scoring four touchdowns.
  • Kekoa Crawford has contributed with 26 catches for 409 yards this year. He averages 45.4 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Jeremiah Hunter has caught 21 passes for 388 yards and one touchdown, averaging 48.5 receiving yards per game.

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