Thursday Night NCAA FB this week the 22nd Of October 2015 we find the 5-1 Golden Bears of California (Pac-12 North 2-1) playing at the Conference rivals the 4-2 Bruins of UCLA (Pac-12 South 1-2) with the game being played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California with kick-off scheduled for 9:05 PM ET and seen on Fox TV.
The early odds at SBG Global for those that Bet on College football have the Bruins of UCLA the favorites at -3 -115 and the Over/under at 66 ½ and -160 on the Money Line, while the underdog Golden Bears of California are at +3 -105 and +140 on the Money Line.
In the last 2 weeks of College football both the Bruins and the Golden Bears have struggled with losses, but this week they get a chance in t his in state rivalry to redeem themselves, and return to winning ways with this Thursday night game in the Rose Bowl and expecting a huge fan base attendance from both schools.
If you’re a fan of the Golden Bears of California your QB J. Goff had probably his worst game of his career in their last game against Utah. The junior QB Goff had 5 interceptions in the game with 4 coming in the 1st half of the game in that 30-24 loss to the Utes of Utah. In that game Utah got an early lead, but the Bears defense in the 2nd half held the Utes to only 2 field goals and forced them to make 3 turnovers, which now gives the team some 21 forced turnovers for the season and that leads in the rankings.
In this game the Bears defense will seek opportunities to take advantage of mistakes by the freshman QB J. Rosen of UCLA who has thrown some 7 interceptions in his 1st 6 games this season.
Meanwhile the Bears QB Goff expects to make a comeback from his struggle against the Utah Utes as for the season to date he has averaged some 330 yards passing and has a 17 TD to 9 interception ratio. In 2014 QB Goff had a great game against the Bruins as he passed for 2 touchdowns with 1 interception and accumulated some 304 yards passing as he completed 25 of his 41 pass attempts but still lost that game to the Golden Bears 36-34. Since the Bears maintain a very explosive offense that this season has some 14 pass receptions that were for more than 30 yards, their opponents regardless will find it tough to beat these Bears that in their ultimate 7 games on the road they are 6 and 1 against the spread.
For the fans of the Bruins of UCLA your team has been struggling now with back to back losses to Arizona State and Stanford and in both game they lost at the offensive line of scrimmage as allowed those opponents some 504 yards rushing along with 6 touchdowns rushing .
The one thing the Bruins like in this game with California is they aren’t required to play another rushing team, as the Bear prefer the airway and to date the Bruins have played well against the passing games of their opponents to date. In the Bruins games this season they have passed for some 177 yards on average each game while allowing opponents and their QB’s to a 109 passing rating and in both cases that ranks good in the Pac-12 statistics.
In this game the Bruins likely will try and dominate in the running game as the Bears have not played well against the run this season. So the Bruins with their star RB P. Perkins has average an incredible 200 yards rushing each game this 2015 season. Yes the Bruins as history tells us, have had the best in this state rival games at the Rose Bowl as they in their ultimate 10 games at home against the Golden Bears are with 8 wins and 2 losses.
The sports betting prediction for the game sees the Bruins control the running game, while the Bears score a couple of late touchdowns via passing, but it’s not enough, as the Bruins beat the Bears 35-28.