Free Week 5 Prediction: Utes vs Golden Bears Odds
Looking for Utah Utes vs. California Golden Bears Frogs free picks? Week 5 College football betting sees the Utes taking on the Golden Bears Saturday October 1st at Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(4-0) Utah Utes vs. California Golden Bears (2-2)
Date: Saturday, October 1st
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California
NCAA Football Spread: Utah -1.5
NCAA Betting Total: 67
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Crucial PAC 12 action sees the Utah Utes head into California to take on the Golden Bears on Saturday night.
Utah currently sits 18th in the nation, looking to sneak up on the BCS Playoff while Cal sits 2-2 on the season.
Utah’s stubborn defense will face yet another tough test here when the visit Cal on Saturday.
Utah has conceded just 15.8 points per game and comes in off a classic against USC last week.
The Utes trailed for the entire game up until the final drive for their offense when they struck for a deep touchdown pass to secure a 31-27 victory.
The Utes certainly felt the presence of cornerback Dominique Hatfield in the win over USC. Hatfield missed the first 3 games of the season with a knee injury, but made a giant impact last week as he finished with 5 tackles.
Last season, he posted a pair of interceptions against California.
Look for Utah to try and use their run game to control the tempo here as they try to keep this high powered California offense off the field.
California Golden Bears
California has had no issues scoring this season. It’s been the defense that has been the biggest achilles heel for this team through their 2-2 start.
California put up 41 points last week against Arizona State, but a 51 spot doomed them and sent them back to the .500 mark.
QB Davis Webb continues to pick apart opposing defenses, but this will certainly be the toughest one he’s faced thus far.
Webb leads the nation in pass yards (1378) and touchdowns (18). He knows what he’s going into here this week as Utah as dominated the head to head series.
The Utes defense flustered Jared Goff last season, which was their 4th win in 5 tries against Cal. Look for Webb to try and use his legs here too, as he’ll certainly face a lot of pressure here.
Flushing the pocket and getting the edge will help pick up big chunks of yardage for Webb and the offense .
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Utes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Utes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
- Utes are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Golden Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Golden Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Golden Bears are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Prediction
Tempo will be the key to victory here.
Whoever can get the tempo in their favor, whether it be slower for Utah or faster for Cal, will succeed more offensively.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Utah -1.5
Back the Utes here. Their defense is a swarming one and will really fluster Webb here in this one.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Utah 33 – California 27
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