Texas A&M at UCLA College Football Picks & Predictions 9/3/2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
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The Texas A&M Aggies travel to Rose Bowl to take on the UCLA Bruins on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58. The Aggies had an ATS record of 4-9-0 last season while their over/under record was 5-7-1. The Bruins had an over/under record of 4-7-1 and they were 4-8-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies were 5-7-1 against the over/under last season
The Texas A&M Aggies were 4-9-0 against the spread last year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins were 4-7-1 against the over/under last season
The UCLA Bruins were 4-8-0 against the spread last year
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
08/17/17 QB Josh Rosen None has been named the starter
08/16/17 DB DeChaun Holiday Shoulder doubtful Sunday vs. Texas A&M
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas A&M Aggies were 33rd in Division 1 in points scored with 452 last year. They ran 953 plays last season for 3,318 yards, which ranked them 42nd in the nation in total offense. The Aggies averaged 6.4 yards per play, which was 28th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 281 1st downs last year, placing them 57th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas A&M ran for 2,753 yards as a team, which ranked 32nd in the country. They ran 484 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aggies were penalized on offense 81 times for 685 yards last season, which had them 53rd in the nation in penalties. Jake Hubenak threw for 884 yards last season. He completed 61 passes on 104 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7%. His quarterback rating last year was 145.2. He averaged 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Texas A&M was 40th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 319 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,743 yards on D, which was 105th in Division 1. The Aggies were ranked 54th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses completed 272 passes on 462 attempts against the Texas A&M Aggies defense last season, placing them 104th and 101st in the country. The Texas A&M pass defense also gave up a total of 3,250 yards through the air, which was 96th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 573 attempts for 2,493 yards last year, putting them in 85th place in D-1 against the run. The Aggies committed 82 penalties for 575 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 25th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Texas A&M was ranked 107th in the nation in punt returns with 14 last year. They accumulated 355 punt return yards and averaged 25.4 yards per return, which was 1st in college football. They returned 42 kicks for 967 yards on special teams, ranking 27th in kick return yardage. The Aggies averaged 24 yards per kick return and they were 19th in the country in all-purpose yards with 7,393. The Texas A&M Aggies attempted 23 field goals last season and made 17, which was 39th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 71%. Texas A&M Aggies kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 55 for 55 last year. Their punters totaled 3,056 yards on 72 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That placed them 29th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bruins ran for 1,012 yards as a team last year, which ranked 125th in the nation. They ran 346 times, averaging 2.9 yards per rush as a unit. The UCLA Bruins were penalized on offense 79 times for 716 yards last year, which had them 57th in the country in penalties. They were 99th in Division 1 in points scored with 299. They ran 839 plays last year for 3,547 yards, which ranked them 30th in the nation in total offense. The Bruins averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 89th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 238 1st downs last season, ranking them 101st overall as an offensive unit. Josh Rosen completed 137 throws while attempting 231 passes for a completion percentage of 59.3% last year. He passed for 1,915 yards. He averaged 8.2 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 138.9.
The UCLA Bruins rush defense gave up 503 attempts for 2,058 yards last season, putting them in 52nd place in the country against the run. They had 82 penalties for 766 yards on defense last year. That placed them 93rd in Division 1. UCLA was 49th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 330. They gave up a total of 4,584 yards on D, which was 26th in the nation. The Bruins were 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses completed 245 throws on 442 attempts against the UCLA defense last season, ranking them 77th and 90th in the country. The UCLA Bruins pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,526 yards in the air, which was 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCLA Bruins tried 22 field goals last year and made 13, which was 68th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 59%. Bruins kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,861 yards on 73 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranked them 98th in the NCAA in punting average. UCLA was 14th in the country in punt returns with 28 last season. They totaled 160 punt return yards and averaged 5.7 yards per return, which was 101st in D-1. They returned 40 kicks for 844 yards on special teams, which put them 59th in kick return yardage. The UCLA Bruins averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 94th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,561.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aggies +3
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