UCLA vs. Cal Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 25, 2022

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Pac-12 foes will do battle when the No. 17 UCLA Bruins (8-3) meet the California Golden Bears (4-7) at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California.

UCLA vs. Cal Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with bookmakers listing UCLA as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UCLA has -409 odds to pick up the win, while Cal is listed at +307 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 62 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch UCLA vs. Cal Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Stadium: FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium

Betting Preview

UCLA

UCLA ranks 91st in total defense this season (403.4 yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with 504.9 total yards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, UCLA has been a top-25 unit, ranking fifth-best in the FBS by averaging 40.0 points per game. The Bruins rank 90th on defense (28.4 points allowed per game). With 274.0 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS, UCLA has been forced to rely on their 34th-ranked passing offense (268.1 passing yards per contest) to keep them in games. On offense, UCLA has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking sixth-best in the FBS by compiling 236.8 per game. The Bruins rank 36th on defense (129.4 rushing yards allowed per game). UCLA ranks 87th in third-down defense this year (41.1% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been thriving on offense, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with a 51.8% third-down percentage. UCLA has forced 15 total turnovers (71st in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 15 times (60th in the FBS) for an even turnover margin, 100th-ranked in college football.

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Cal

With 364.9 total yards per game on offense, Cal ranks 87th in the FBS in 2022. Defensively, it ranks 105th, giving up 419.2 total yards per contest. From an offensive angle, Cal is accumulating 23.5 points per contest (97th-ranked). It ranks 76th in the FBS on defense (27.2 points allowed per game). Cal has been struggling to stop the pass, ranking fifth-worst with 287.7 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been better offensively, putting up 265.7 passing yards per contest (36th-ranked). Cal’s rushing offense has been bottom-25 this season, registering 99.2 rushing yards per game, which ranks 11th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 40th with 131.5 rushing yards surrendered per contest. From an offensive perspective, Cal is putting up a 35.9% third-down conversion rate (97th-ranked). It ranks 67th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (38.8% third-down rate allowed). Cal has produced 17 forced turnovers this season and have turned it over 10 times, resulting in a +7 turnover margin, which ranks 17th-best in the FBS.

UCLA vs. Cal Betting Analysis

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UCLA Betting Insights

UCLA has registered a 6-5-0 record against the spread this season. UCLA is 4-3 ATS when playing as at least 10.5-point favorites. This season, eight UCLA games have gone over the point total. The Bruins have won five of the six games they were favored on the moneyline this season (83.3%). When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -409 or shorter, the Bruins have gone 2-1 (80%).

Golden Bears Betting Insights

Cal has gone 6-5-0 against the spread this season. Cal has a record of 2-2 ATS when playing as at least 10.5-point underdogs. Cal games have gone over the total six times this year. The Golden Bears have been the underdog in six games this season, and they have failed to win any of those contests. This season, the Golden Bears have been at least a +307 underdog on the moneyline four times, losing each of those contests.

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UCLA vs. Cal Against The Spread & Betting Records

UCLA

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 65.4 65.7 64.7
Implied Total AVG 40.7 41.3 39.3
ATS Record 6-5-0 4-4-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 8-3-0 5-3-0 3-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-1 3-1 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-2 2-1 0-1

Golden Bears

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 50.0 50.2 49.9
Implied Total AVG 30.8 30.2 31.6
ATS Record 6-5-0 4-2-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 6-4-1 4-2-0 2-2-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-1 4-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-6 0-2 0-4

Players to Watch

UCLA

  • Laiatu Latu has helped lead the Bruins’ defense with 30 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 9.5 sacks in 11 games.
  • With two interceptions to go with 55 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended in 11 games, Darius Muasau has been a big part of the Bruins’ defense in 2022.
  • The Bruins’ defense has been aided by the contributions of Stephan Blaylock, who has played 11 games and recorded one interception to go along with 47 tackles, 3.0 TFL, two sacks, and one pass defended.
  • A key part of the Bruins’ defense, Grayson Murphy has 27 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and five sacks in 11 games.

Golden Bears

  • Jackson Sirmon has totaled one interception to go with 87 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and two passes defended in 11 games for the Golden Bears.
  • On defense, Craig Woodson has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 64 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two interceptions in 11 games.
  • Daniel Scott has recorded 1.0 TFL, 67 tackles, and three interceptions in 11 games for the Golden Bears.
  • Femi M. Oladejo has delivered 2.0 TFL, 70 tackles, and one interception in 11 games for the Golden Bears.

UCLA vs. Cal Predictions and Pick

UCLA vs. Cal betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Golden Bears (+10.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (62)

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How to Bet on UCLA vs. Cal

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Our pick to win this contest is UCLA, and we expect that Cal will cover the spread (UCLA -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 62 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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