Cincinnati at UCLA College Football Picks and Predictions 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Rose Bowl to take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 14 point favorites. The Bearcats had an ATS record of 4-8-0 last season while their over/under record was 5-6-1. The Bruins had an over/under record of 8-5-0 and they were 4-9-0 against the spread.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats were 5-6-1 against the over/under last season
The Cincinnati Bearcats were 4-8-0 against the spread last year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins were 8-5-0 against the over/under last season
The UCLA Bruins were 4-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
08/20/18 TE Josh Whyle Collarbone is OUT 4-6 weeks
08/13/18 RB Gerrid Doaks Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs UCLA
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
08/25/18 DL Jaelan Phillips Personal is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
08/25/18 LB Je'Vari Anderson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
08/25/18 DL Marcus Moore Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
08/25/18 RB Soso Jamabo Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
08/24/18 DB Keyon Riley Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
08/20/18 LB Josh Woods Knee is out for season
08/16/18 DB Octavius Spencer Disciplinary is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bearcats were 110th in Division 1 in points scored with 251 last year. They ran 805 plays last season for 4,222 yards, which ranked them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Bearcats averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 100th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 236 1st downs last year, placing them 95th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati ran for 1,624 yards as a team, which ranked 103rd in the country. They ran 371 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bearcats were penalized on offense 94 times for 876 yards last season, which had them 15th in the nation in penalties. Hayden Moore threw for 2,562 yards last season. He completed 239 passes on 424 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.4%. His quarterback rating last year was 118.4. He averaged 6 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
Cincinnati was 88th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 382 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,142 yards on D, which was 81st in Division 1. The Bearcats were ranked 75th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses completed 220 passes on 353 attempts against the Cincinnati Bearcats defense last season, placing them 48th and 35th in the country. The Cincinnati pass defense also gave up a total of 2,833 yards through the air, which was 66th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 526 attempts for 2,309 yards last year, putting them in 87th place in D-1 against the run. The Bearcats committed 86 penalties for 802 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 110th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati was ranked 88th in the nation in punt returns with 14 last year. They accumulated 95 punt return yards and averaged 6.8 yards per return, which was 74th in college football. They returned 35 kicks for 724 yards on special teams, ranking 70th in kick return yardage. The Bearcats averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 114th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,040. The Cincinnati Bearcats attempted 17 field goals last season and made 10, which was 106th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 53%. Cincinnati Bearcats kickers made 89% of their extra points, going 24 for 28 last year. Their punters totaled 2,688 yards on 64 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That placed them 63rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bruins ran for 1,482 yards as a team last year, which ranked 113th in the nation. They ran 393 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The UCLA Bruins were penalized on offense 107 times for 978 yards last year, which had them 5th in the country in penalties. They were 35th in Division 1 in points scored with 423. They ran 930 plays last year for 5,961 yards, which ranked them 4th in the nation in total offense. The Bruins averaged 6.4 yards per play, which was 22nd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 306 1st downs last season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Devon Modster completed 51 throws while attempting 79 passes for a completion percentage of 64.6% last year. He passed for 671 yards. He averaged 9.5 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 152.6.
The UCLA Bruins rush defense gave up 649 attempts for 3,736 yards last season, putting them in 130th place in the country against the run. They had 98 penalties for 872 yards on defense last year. That placed them 119th in Division 1. UCLA was 121st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 476. They gave up a total of 6,288 yards on D, which was 126th in the nation. The Bruins were 108th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses completed 203 throws on 355 attempts against the UCLA defense last season, ranking them 32nd and 36th in the country. The UCLA Bruins pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,552 yards in the air, which was 35th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCLA Bruins tried 21 field goals last year and made 17, which was 39th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 81%. Bruins kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 49 for 49 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,404 yards on 57 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranked them 52nd in the NCAA in punting average. UCLA was 99th in the country in punt returns with 14 last season. They totaled 73 punt return yards and averaged 5.2 yards per return, which was 102nd in D-1. They returned 55 kicks for 1,039 yards on special teams, which put them 13th in kick return yardage. The UCLA Bruins averaged 19 yards per kick return and they were 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,072.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bruins -14
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