Fresno State at UCLA College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The Fresno State Bulldogs head to Rose Bowl to play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Bruins are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
09/09/18 QB Wilton Speight Back is questionable Saturday vs Fresno State
08/27/18 DL Boss Tagaloa Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 9/28 vs Colorado)
08/27/18 TE Devin Asiasi Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 9/28 vs Colorado)
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 Fresno State Bulldogs are 19th in the country in points scored with 93. They have run 129 plays this year for 787 yards, which ranks them 69th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.1 yards per play, which is 55th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 38 1st downs this season, ranking them 91st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Fresno State has run for 328 yards as a unit, which ranks 74th in college football. They've run 66 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 7 times for 67 yards so far this year, which has them 112th in the country in penalties. Marcus McMaryion has passed for 412 yards this year. He's completed 42 throws while attempting 58 passes for a completion percentage of 72.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 140. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Fresno State is 42nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 34. They have given up a total of 614 yards on D, which is 40th in D-1. The Bulldogs are 29th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 30 throws on 59 attempts against the Fresno State Bulldogs defense this season, ranking them 36th and 57th in the nation. The Fresno State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 380 yards in the air, which is 49th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 77 attempts for 234 yards this season, putting them in 41st place in the country against the run. The Bulldogs have had 7 penalties for 50 yards on defense this year. That places them 5th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Fresno State is 91st in the country in punt returns with 2. They have returned 4 kicks for 55 yards on special teams, which puts them 91st in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 14 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 845. The Fresno State Bulldogs have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 80th in college football. Fresno State Bulldogs kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 400 yards on 9 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 27th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bruins have run for 273 yards as a team, which ranks 96th in college football. They've run 81 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UCLA Bruins have been penalized on offense 12 times for 103 yards so far this season, which has them 74th in the country in penalties. They are 114th in the nation in points scored with 38. They have run 144 plays this season for 689 yards, which ranks them 78th in Division 1 in total offense. UCLA averages 4.8 yards per play, which is 110th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 35 1st downs this year, placing them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. Dorian Thompson-Robinson averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 31 passes on 51 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 128.4. He has thrown for 371 yards this season.
The UCLA Bruins rush defense has allowed 86 attempts for 373 yards this year, putting them in 96th place in D-1 against the run. UCLA has committed 13 penalties for 85 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 36th in college football. They are 111th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 75. They have surrendered a total of 789 yards on D, which is 86th in the country. The Bruins are ranked 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 33 passes on 61 attempts against the UCLA defense this season, placing them 55th and 66th in Division 1. The UCLA Bruins pass defense has also given up a total of 416 yards through the air, which is 65th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
UCLA kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 621 yards on 14 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 28th in Division 1 in punting average. UCLA is ranked 63rd in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 18 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 87th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 36 yards on special teams, ranking 109th in kick return yardage. The UCLA Bruins average 18 yards per kick return and they are 110th in the country in all-purpose yards with 743.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs
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