California Golden Bears VS Illinois Fighting Illinis

College Football League 04:00 PM EST

Tuesday

12/30/2019

FOX

Spread: California Golden Bears -6.5

Over/Under: 43.5

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illinis 12/30/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illinis 12/30/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illinis 12/30/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The California Golden Bears (Pac 12 North) vs Illinois Fighting Illinis (Big 10 West) will be competing in the NCAAF postseason RedBox Bowl held annually in the San Francisco Bay Area. This year’s event will have a $3,600,000 payout sponsored by Redbox, a DVD and video game rental company. The California Golden Bears concluded its regular season with 2 games won in a row over the Stanford Cardinal(24-20) and against the UCLA Bruins with a score of 28-18 last November 30, 2019. The Golden Bears stand at 7-5 overall and 4-5 in the PAC12 North Division.

The University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears are on its second appearance in a Bowl Game. They lost to the TCU Horned Frogs at the Cheez-it Bowl last year. Golden Bears QB Chase Garbers connected 17 of his 29 throws for 230 yards with a passing touchdown but had one of his passes picked by the UCLA Bruins. RB Christopher Brown Jr. ran through the field for a total of 111 yards on 18 handles while WR Makai Polk got 4 passes for 78 yards to win over the Bruins in their last outing. UCalB had 15 of its last 20 matches that went under the totals and 1-6 ATS of its last 7 games slated in  the month of December.

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illinis Predictions 12/30/2019

The no. 22 Illinois Fighting Illini lost two straight games to close their season from the no.16 Iowa Hawkeyes (10-19) and to the Northwestern Wildcats to a score of 29-10 last November 30, 2019. The losses dropped the Fighting Illinis to 6-6 overall and 4-5 in the Big 10 Conference West Division. The matchup will be the first for both teams since 2005. This year, Illinois dramatically improved its defenses. The offense are also doing well with QB Brandon Peters, RBs Reggie Corbin, Dre Brown, and Ra’von Bonner with WRs Josh Imatorbhebhe Donny Navarro, and Ricky Smalling have a combined 4,402 yards and 47 touchdowns.

The offense line is why the Illini is 7th in the Big 10 in scoring at 27.3 ppg resulting from big explosive plays. The last outing against Illinois saw QB Matt Robinson accomplishing 8 of his 17 throws for 108 yards with RB Dre Brown dashed for 17 total yards on 5 totes with a rushing touchdown. WR Caleb Reams caught 5 passes for 57 yards in the lost cause of the Illini. Illinois is  is 4-2 SU in its last 6 matches and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the season.

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illinis. The NCAAF pick for this game is California Golden Bears -6.5. The Red BoxBowl will be as good as a hometown affair for the California Golden Bears, which is only 50 miles from the school’s campus. But the Illini is used to the rude and hostile environment from experiences with Purdue and Michigan State. The Illinois Fighting Illini is 7-3 over the Golden Bears in their past encounters. The meeting will be a close quarter battle that will yield a predicted score of 24-21 in favor of the Illini.

California Golden Bears key Player Injuries:

Ashtyn Davis S Knee is OUT Monday vs Illinois

Jordan Duncan WR Undisclosed is OUT Monday vs Illinois

Tevin Paul LB Undisclosed is OUT Monday vs Illinois

Will CraigOLLower Bodyis out for season

Chinedu Udeogu LB Lower Body is out for season

Illinois Fighting Illinis key Player Injuries:

Jake Hansen LB Undisclosed is “?” Monday vs California

Tony Adams DB Undisclosed is “?” Monday vs California

Marc Mondesir DL Undisclosed is “?” Monday vs California

Jamal Woods DL Undisclosed is “?” Monday vs California

Jakari Norwood RB Undisclosed is “?” Monday vs California

Dawson DeGroot LB Undisclosed is “?” Monday vs California

Josh Imatorbhebhe WR Undisclosed is “?” Monday vs California

Jordan Holmes WR Leg is “?” Monday vs California

Ricky Smalling WR Leg is out indefinitely

Brandon Peters QB Head is upgraded to probable Monday vs California

Trevon Sidney WR Leg is out for season

Mike Epstein RB Knee is out for season

Bobby Roundtree DL Back is out for season

James Knight DB Undisclosed is out for season

Edwin Carter WR Undisclosed is out for season

Dylan Wyatt DB Undisclosed is out for season

Marquez Beason DB Knee is out for season

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California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illinis 12/30/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAF Starting Time: 4:00 PM EST

Location: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California

Date: December 30, 2019

TV: FOX

NCAAF Odds: California Golden Bears -6.5

NCAAF Totals Odds: 43.5

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