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California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12/30/2019 Game Analysis, Previews and Odds

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California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12-30-2019 Game Analysis Previews and Odds

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12/30/2019 – It will be a Pac-12 vs. Big Ten contest this Monday at the Levi’s Stadium. The California Golden Bears face the Illinois Fighting Illini with the former picked to win by football betting lines. The Redbox Bowl clash will see two teams meeting for the 11th time. The Bears are playing in their second bowl game while the Illini plays its first. It will also be essentially a home game for California, potentially the reason why they are tipped as favorites. Both teams are oozing with talent, making this matchup something to watch.

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12/30/2019

When: Monday, December 30, 4:00 PM ET
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
TV: FOX
Stream: SofaStream

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12/30/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bears -6.5 (-107) 42.5 o (-110) -244
Illini +6.5 (-107) 42.5 u (-110) +216
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California Golden Bears

The favored California Golden Bears are expected to go all-out offensively. California boasts of two reliable quarterbacks in Chase Garbers and Devon Modster. Both have been effective for the Bears this season, combining for 2,205 passing yards and 410 rushing yards. Cal averages 20.1 points and 323.0 yards per game, something that Illini will have to check. Defensively, the Bears are not doing that bad. However, they need to step it up and make life miserable for Illinois if they want to be victorious. 

Players to watch:

C. Garbers QB (109 CMP 184 ATT 1500 YDS 59.2 CMP% 8.2 AVG 60 LNG 10 TD 3 INT 21 SACK -109 SYL 142.4 RTG 79 ATT 242 YDS 3.1 AVG 19 LNG 2 TD), C. Brown Jr. RB (188 ATT 794 YDS 4.2 AVG 38 LNG 8 TD), M. Dancy RB (55 ATT 237 YDS 4.3 AVG 23 LNG 2 TD), N. Remigio WR (34 REC 477 YDS 14 AVG 43 LNG 2 TD), J. Duncan WR (25 REC 364 YDS 14.6 AVG 48 LNG 2 TD).

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is one of the surprising teams of the season. They are one of the team’s pundits that did not give much of a chance but Illini would not be denied. QB Brandon Peters will be at the helm offensively once more. This season, he has thrown for 1,611 passing yards and 17 passing touchdowns. Peters, however, needs to work on completing his passes. Defensively, Illinois has been doing a decent job. They are allowing opponents 25.4 points and 409.6 passing yards per game. Against the Bears, they need to do better and tighten up.  

Players to watch:

B. Peters QB (130 CMP 238 ATT 1611 YDS 54.6 CMP% 6.8 AVG 83 LNG 17 TD 7 INT 22 SACK -168 SYL 129.2 RTG), R. Corbin RB (129 ATT 634 YDS 4.9 AVG 66 LNG 6 TD), D. Brown RB (102 ATT 545 YDS 5.3 AVG 44 LNG 5 TD), J. Imatorbhebhe WR (33 REC 634 YDS 19.2 AVG 83 LNG 9 TD), D. Navarro WR (21 REC 268 YDS 12.8 AVG 48 LNG 2 TD).

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Numbers

Trends

California Golden Bears

The total has gone UNDER in 15 of California’s last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Bears’ last 12 games this season.
California is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played in December.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of California’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Big 10 conference.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Fighting Illini is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois’ last 6 games.
Illinois is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Fighting Illini is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific 12 conference.

California Golden Bears vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks

Betting on football games favor the California Golden Bears to top the Illinois Fighting Illini this coming Monday. The Golden Bears are forecasted to win via a score of 24.2-18.4 covering the spread and the total going under.