Alamo Bowl: Kansas State vs. UCLA Free Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/29/2014
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The Kansas State Wildcats (9-3) will be taking on the UCLA Bruins (9-3) in the Alamo Bowl on Friday night in a battle between two very good passing teams. The Wildcats and the Bruins both finished the regular season in third place in their conferences.
In their final regular season game, Kansas State was beaten 38-27 by Baylor on the road. Their defense played one of their worst games of the year in that one, allowing Baylor to pass for 412 yards against them.
The Wildcats have thrown for 283.2 yards per game this season and are 24th in the country in scoring with 35.8 points per game. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett has had a great season by catching 93 passes for 1,351 yards and nine scores.
UCLA had their five-game winning streak snapped when Stanford beat them 31-10 in their final regular season game. The Bruins had just 262 yards of offense in that loss and only converted on five of their 14 third down opportunities.
The Bruins are currently in the top 40 in most offensive categories, but their defense has given up 27.5 points per game. Junior quarterback Brett Hundley has completed 70.4 percent of his passes this season for 3,019 yards, 21 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Hundley has also rushed for 548 yards and leads the team with eight rushing scores.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
UCLA Bruins are 4-8-0 Against the Spread
UCLA Bruins are 4-8-0 against the Over/Under
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
Kansas State Wildcats are 8-4-0 Against the Spread
Kansas State Wildcats are 7-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/13/14 QB Brett Hundley Finger probable Friday vs. Kansas State
12/07/14 FB Nate Iese Shoulder "?" Friday vs Kansas State
11/25/14 WR Sam Handler Knee out for season
10/01/14 LB Kenny Orjioke Knee out for season
09/22/14 DB Randall Goforth Shoulder out for season
09/03/14 RB Steven Manfro Knee out for season
08/02/14 WR Austin Roberts Knee out for season
Kansas State Wildcats
12/24/14 FS Dylan Schellenberg Leg expected to miss Friday vs. UCLA
12/24/14 DT Terrell Clinkscales Legal problems probable Friday vs. UCLA
12/23/14 DL Travis Britz Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. UCLA
10/29/14 LB Charmeachealle Moore Undisclosed out for season
10/15/14 FS Travis Green Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State
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