Stanford at UCLA College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The UCLA Bruins host the Stanford Cardinal at Rose Bowl on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 7 point favorites. The Bruins have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread. The Cardinal have an ATS record of 6-4-0 while their over/under record is 6-4-0.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 5-6-0 against the spread
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/14/18 OL Devery Hamilton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs California
11/14/18 C Drew Dalman Undisclosed is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs California
11/14/18 WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs California
11/14/18 LB Joey Alfieri Arm is upgraded to questionable Saturday vs California
11/14/18 OL Nate Herbig Undisclosed is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs California
11/11/18 K Jet Toner Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs California
11/11/18 LB Mustafa Branch Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs California
11/07/18 QB Davis Mills Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/27/18 S Ben Edwards Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/12/18 OL Foster Sarell Leg is out indefinitely
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/17/18 DB Colin Samuel Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs USC
11/17/18 RB Kazmeir Allen Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs USC
11/17/18 DB Kenny Churchwell III Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs USC
11/17/18 WR Kyle Phillips Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs USC
11/17/18 WR Michael Ezeike Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs USC
11/14/18 TE Moses Robinson-Carr Suspension is out indefinitely
11/08/18 RB Bolu Olorunfunmi Concussion is out for season
11/08/18 LB Je'Vari Anderson Concussion is out for season
11/08/18 LB Mique Juarez Concussion is out for season
11/05/18 LB Bo Calvert Undisclosed is out for season
10/25/18 OL Justin Murphy Knee is out for season
10/18/18 DL Marcus Moore Suspension is out indefinitely
10/16/18 DL Jaelan Phillips Head is out for season
10/15/18 RB Soso Jamabo Concussion is out for season
09/26/18 OL Zach Sweeney Shoulder is out for season
09/24/18 QB Devon Modster Transferred has left team
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 Stanford Cardinal have run for 1,082 yards as a team, which ranks 123rd in college football. They've run 285 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinal have been penalized on offense 54 times for 403 yards so far this season, which has them 101st in the country in penalties. They are 86th in the nation in points scored with 283. They have run 625 plays this season for 3,946 yards, which ranks them 28th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cardinal average 6.3 yards per play, which is 31st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 199 1st downs this year, placing them 110th overall as an offensive unit. K.J. Costello averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 222 passes on 330 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.9. He has thrown for 2,854 yards this season.
The Cardinal rush defense has allowed 362 attempts for 1,474 yards this year, putting them in 36th place in D-1 against the run. Stanford has committed 67 penalties for 663 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 95th in college football. They are 29th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 230. They have surrendered a total of 4,107 yards on D, which is 56th in the country. The Cardinal are ranked 78th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 221 passes on 351 attempts against the Stanford Cardinal defense this season, placing them 101st and 82nd in Division 1. The Stanford pass defense has also given up a total of 2,633 yards through the air, which is 86th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Stanford Cardinal have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 10, which is 79th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 91%. Stanford Cardinal kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,091 yards on 48 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 25th in Division 1 in punting average. Stanford is ranked 45th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 196 punt return yards and average 10.9 yards per return, which is 46th in college football. They have returned 27 kicks for 537 yards on special teams, ranking 59th in kick return yardage. The Cardinal average 20 yards per kick return and they are 94th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,679.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bruins are 110th in the country in points scored with 253. They have run 769 plays this year for 4,188 yards, which ranks them 78th in Division 1 in total offense. The UCLA Bruins average 5.4 yards per play, which is 91st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 222 1st downs this season, ranking them 81st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCLA has run for 1,801 yards as a unit, which ranks 68th in college football. They've run 413 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. UCLA has been penalized on offense 76 times for 622 yards so far this year, which has them 37th in the country in penalties. Dorian Thompson-Robinson has passed for 1,311 yards this year. He's completed 112 throws while attempting 194 passes for a completion percentage of 57.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 122.3. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
UCLA is 102nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 360. They have given up a total of 4,877 yards on D, which is 105th in D-1. The Bruins are 95th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 204 throws on 334 attempts against the UCLA defense this season, ranking them 72nd and 68th in the nation. The UCLA Bruins pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,602 yards in the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 485 attempts for 2,275 yards this season, putting them in 109th place in the country against the run. The Bruins have had 58 penalties for 506 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UCLA is 105th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 100 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 62nd in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 155 yards on special teams, which puts them 125th in kick return yardage. The UCLA Bruins average 19 yards per kick return and they are 106th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,443. The Bruins have tried 17 field goals this year and made 12, which is 59th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. UCLA kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,565 yards on 56 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinal -7
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