Colorado at UCLA College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Rose Bowl is the venue for the game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UCLA as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 69.5. The Bruins are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-0-0. The Buffaloes are 1-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-3-0.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
09/25/17 WR Jay MacIntyre Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
09/24/17 DE Frank Umu Suspension "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
09/14/17 OL Grant Polley Knee out for season
09/14/17 OL Jacob Moretti Ankle out for season
09/07/17 DB Anthony Julmisse Dismissed out for season
09/05/17 TE Dylan Keeney Back out indefinitely
08/23/17 DB Jaisen Sanchez Shoulder out for season
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
09/24/17 DB Adarius Pickett Targeting Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Colorado
09/24/17 LB Breland Brandt Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/24/17 DL Jaelan Phillips Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/17/17 RB Nate Starks MCL expected to miss 2-4 weeks
08/24/17 OL Kenny Lacy Hip out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado Buffaloes have run for 563 yards as a unit, which ranks 81st in the nation. They've run 159 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 29 times for 243 yards so far this year, which has them 25th in the country in penalties. They are 73rd in Division 1 in points scored with 105. They have run 295 plays this year for 1,652 yards, which ranks them 33rd in the nation in total offense. The Buffaloes average 5.6 yards per play, which is 78th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 91 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Steven Montez has completed 90 throws while attempting 128 passes for a completion percentage of 70.3%. He has passed for 1,029 yards this year. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 143.9.
The Buffaloes rush defense has given up 150 attempts for 569 yards this season, putting them in 75th place in the country against the run. They have had 22 penalties for 216 yards on defense this year. That places them 75th in Division 1. Colorado is 26th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 64. They have given up a total of 1,367 yards on D, which is 58th in the nation. The Buffaloes are 39th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 63 throws on 123 attempts against the Colorado Buffaloes defense this season, ranking them 48th and 65th in the country. The Colorado pass defense has also surrendered a total of 798 yards in the air, which is 61st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Colorado Buffaloes have tried 8 field goals this year and made 7, which is 14th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Colorado Buffaloes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 802 yards on 19 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 59th in the NCAA in punting average. Colorado is 26th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 121 punt return yards and average 15.1 yards per return, which is 17th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 111 yards on special teams, which puts them 113th in kick return yardage. The Buffaloes average 22 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,884.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bruins are 7th in Division 1 in points scored with 180. They have run 305 plays this season for 2,287 yards, which ranks them 1st in the nation in total offense. The UCLA Bruins average 7.5 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 112 1st downs this year, placing them 4th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCLA has run for 480 yards as a team, which ranks 98th in the country. They've run 101 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bruins have been penalized on offense 40 times for 370 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the nation in penalties. Josh Rosen has thrown for 1,763 yards this season. He has completed 131 passes on 200 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 161.9. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.5 adjusted yards per throw.
UCLA is 124th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 173. They have surrendered a total of 2,107 yards on D, which is 123rd in Division 1. The Bruins are ranked 119th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opposing offenses have completed 72 passes on 132 attempts against the UCLA defense this season, placing them 65th and 86th in the country. The UCLA Bruins pass defense has also given up a total of 869 yards through the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 186 attempts for 1,238 yards this year, putting them in 128th place in D-1 against the run. The Bruins have committed 36 penalties for 314 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 120th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UCLA is ranked 99th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 9 punt return yards and average 2.3 yards per return, which is 114th in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 444 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The UCLA Bruins average 19 yards per kick return and they are 1st in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,740. The Bruins have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 63rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. UCLA kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 537 yards on 13 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +5
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