California Golden Bears (4-6) vs. Stanford Cardinal (3-7)
California Golden Bears vs. Stanford Cardinal 11/17/23 – California Golden Bears, with an overall record of 4-6, will face Stanford Cardinal’s 3-7 record on Saturday for an NCAAF Week 12 matchup that will make headlines around NCAAF matchup picks. Stanford Stadium will play host to this enticing clash featuring two teams with distinct win/loss records that should guarantee an exciting and competitive encounter on the field.
California Golden Bears head into this game armed with Jaydn Ott, an impressive running back who has amassed 1014 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns while providing a dominant ground game. Additionally, wide receiver Jeremiah Hunter (538 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns) is an integral piece in their aerial attack and provides a versatile threat to their offense.
Stanford Cardinal counter with Justin Lamson, their running back who has amassed 246 rushing yards and four touchdowns while facing challenges this season. Elic Ayomanor has proven his worth as an instrumental threat in their passing game with 912 receiving yards and six touchdowns to his credit.
California Golden Bears vs. Stanford Cardinal 11/17/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET|
Fernando Mendoza QB vs. Ashton Daniels QB
Fernando Mendoza has led California Golden Bears’ quarterbacking success this season with consistency and growth. His current stats include 975 passing yards, 8 touchdown passes, and a 130.8 passer rating that demonstrate his significant role on offense. Mendoza excels in short to mid range passing as well as reading defense quickly; his strong suit lies in accuracy on short-to-mid range passes with quick release rates under pressure – something 7 sacks highlight as potential areas of concern; nevertheless his style of play favoring quick releases and decision making under pressure will determine this game’s outcome.
Ashton Daniels has proven to be an impressive quarterback for Stanford during this season. With 1907 passing yards and 10 touchdowns combined with an impressive passer rating of 127.2, Daniels’ performance as leader on the field is evident by 1907 yards passing and 10 touchdowns. Daniels possesses both a powerful arm and mobility to extend plays; his 22 sacks demonstrate some room for improvement regarding pocket awareness; however Daniels’ style involving taking risks to make big plays while managing game tempo will play an essential part of Stanford’s strategy.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: California Golden Bears -255, Total Odds: 55.5
The current betting odds favor the California Golden Bears with a -255 moneyline, reflecting their slightly stronger season performance. The total odds set at 55.5 points suggest expectations of a moderately high-scoring game.
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The Bears have had difficulty covering the spread, going 2-6 in their last 8 games indicating difficulties covering it consistently. Yet their recent five total OVER games suggest their games tend to be high scoring affairs with their total going OVER each time! Even with a disappointing 1-4 record against Stanford on an ATS basis over these six matches (5-1), this must not be overlooked as evidence of strength against this rivalry.
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
Stanford has displayed an alarming pattern over its last 16 games, posting an at-the-book (ATS) record of 5-11 despite meeting expectations consistently. Their last nine total scores have gone UNDER in six instances – perhaps due to offensive ineptitude; similarly, home game records remain worrisome with an at-the-field disadvantage of 0-7 for last seven matches played on home turf.
California Golden Bears vs. Stanford Cardinal 11/18/23 Betting Picks
According to analysis and betting trends, California appears to hold an advantage in this matchup. Their dominant offensive lineup led by Mendoza and Ott may prove successful against Stanford’s defense; though Daniels and Ayomanor may surprise with their strong performances. Key for Stanford will be their defensive strategy and ability to contain California’s offensive threats.
In terms of betting, the better pick seems to be the California Golden Bears, given their recent ATS advantage over Stanford and their overall more consistent performance. This insight aligns with our premium game day predictions, emphasizing the importance of recent performance trends in making informed betting decisions. Furthermore, considering the total trends, betting on the OVER might be a wise choice, expecting a game driven by offensive plays. For prop bets, focusing on individual performances like Ott’s rushing yards or Ayomanor’s receiving yards could offer additional value, aligning with our premium game day predictions.
Free Pick and Prediction: California Golden Bears 32, Stanford Cardinal 24