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UCLA vs California Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 13 (Bruins Bounce Back in Win Against Conference Rival)

Larry Rupp
UCLA vs California odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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UCLA vs California Week 12 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 16 UCLA Bruins (8-3, 5-3 Pac-12) vs. California Golden Bears (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12)
Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Venue: California Memorial Stadium — Berkeley, CA
Coverage: FOX

Week 13 of the 2022 college football season includes a Pac-12 battle between the No. 16 UCLA Bruins and California Golden Bears. UCLA has now dropped back-to-back games following a 48-45 loss to USC on Saturday. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson's led the offense with 6 total touchdowns.

Meanwhile, California snapped a five-game losing streak with a 27-20 win over Stanford in Week 12. Running back Jadyn Ott stole the show with 148 total yards and 1 touchdown on 21 touches. Safety Daniel Scott paved the way on defense by racking up 8 tackles and nabbing an interception as well.

UCLA vs California Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: UCLA: (-450) | CAL: (+340)
Spread: UCLA: -10.5 (-110) | CAL: +10.5 (-110)
Total: 60.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

UCLA enters this contest as a heavy road favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This Pac-12 clash also features a total of 60.5 points, which is above average compared to this week's college football projected totals.

UCLA vs California Prediction & Pick

UCLA is no longer in contention to play in the Pac-12 championship game, so securing a better bowl game would be a step in the right direction for this program. The Bruins should be motivated to beat an in-state rival that has proven to be a tough opponent when playing at California Memorial Stadium.

There's no way around it. The Golden Bears have looked dismal on offense. California is averaging just 22.5 points (No. 94 in FBS) on 359.9 yards per game (T-No. 85 in FBS). It won't be able to keep up against a UCLA offense averaging 39.5 points (No. 5 in FBS) on 506.9 yards per game (No. 3 in FBS).

Final Score Prediction: UCLA: 37 | California: 20

UCLA vs California Betting Trends

- UCLA is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against California.
- The total has hit the over in each of UCLA's last five away games.
- California is 7-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine home games.
- The total has hit the under in each of California's last nine games against UCLA.

UCLA vs California Best Bet

Head coach Chip Kelly knows how big of a blemish the loss to Arizona a few weeks ago is on UCLA's resume. He will have to keep his foot on the pedal in this one to show that his Bruins squad is not to be messed around with. After all, UCLA is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against California.

Over the last nine head-to-head matchups in this rivalry, UCLA has won the game by at least 11 points five different times. That includes a 42-14 victory in 2021 that saw Thompson-Robinson toss 3 TDs and rush for 103 yards. He'll be difference-maker and help the Bruins blow out the Golden Bears.

Bet: UCLA Bruins -10.5 (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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