UCLA at Stanford College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Stanford Stadium to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 10 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 63. The Bruins have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-0-0. The Cardinal have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
09/17/17 DL Boss Tagaloa Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/17/17 LB Breland Brandt Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/17/17 DL Jaelan Phillips Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/17/17 LB Kenny Young Head missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/17/17 RB Nate Starks Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/17/17 DL Osa Odighizuwa Targeting Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Stanford
09/17/17 RB Soso Jamabo Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
08/24/17 OL Kenny Lacy Hip out for season
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
09/17/17 CB Terrence Alexander Forearm "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UCLA Bruins are 5th in Division 1 in points scored with 146. They have run 230 plays this season for 1,692 yards, which ranks them 1st in the nation in total offense. The Bruins average 7.4 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 85 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCLA has run for 365 yards as a team, which ranks 94th in the country. They've run 86 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bruins have been penalized on offense 27 times for 238 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the nation in penalties. Josh Rosen has thrown for 1,283 yards this season. He has completed 91 passes on 140 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating this year is 169.8. He averages 9.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.4 adjusted yards per throw.
UCLA is 120th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 115. They have surrendered a total of 1,546 yards on D, which is 119th in Division 1. The Bruins are ranked 108th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 56 passes on 108 attempts against the UCLA Bruins defense this season, placing them 70th and 95th in the country. The UCLA pass defense has also given up a total of 721 yards through the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 142 attempts for 825 yards this year, putting them in 122nd place in D-1 against the run. The Bruins have committed 24 penalties for 228 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 117th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UCLA has returned 18 kicks for 354 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Bruins average 20 yards per kick return and they are 3rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,045. The UCLA Bruins have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 85th in D-1. UCLA Bruins kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 475 yards on 11 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 49th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinal have run for 631 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in the nation. They've run 84 times, averaging 7.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinal have been penalized on offense 15 times for 90 yards so far this year, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 43rd in Division 1 in points scored with 103. They have run 169 plays this year for 1,236 yards, which ranks them 75th in the nation in total offense. The Stanford Cardinal average 7.3 yards per play, which is 13th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 52 1st downs this season, ranking them 91st overall as an offensive unit. Keller Chryst has completed 29 throws while attempting 52 passes for a completion percentage of 55.8%. He has passed for 425 yards this year. He averages 9.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 149.8.
The Stanford Cardinal rush defense has given up 134 attempts for 625 yards this season, putting them in 110th place in the country against the run. They have had 21 penalties for 216 yards on defense this year. That places them 108th in Division 1. Stanford is 71st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 69. They have given up a total of 1,223 yards on D, which is 89th in the nation. The Cardinal are 84th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 52 throws on 79 attempts against the Stanford defense this season, ranking them 57th and 42nd in the country. The Stanford Cardinal pass defense has also surrendered a total of 598 yards in the air, which is 56th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Stanford Cardinal have tried 4 field goals this year and made 4, which is 43rd in college football. Stanford kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 496 yards on 11 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 28th in the NCAA in punting average. Stanford is 27th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 66 punt return yards and average 9.4 yards per return, which is 44th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 192 yards on special teams, which puts them 39th in kick return yardage. The Cardinal average 24 yards per kick return and they are 52nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,494.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bruins +10
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