Utah at UCLA College Football Picks and Predictions 10/26/2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
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The Utah Utes travel to Rose Bowl to take on the UCLA Bruins on Friday, October 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 10 point favorites. The Utes have an ATS record of 4-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Bruins have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Utah Utes Injuries
10/21/18 OL Lo Falemaka Leg is questionable Friday vs UCLA
10/21/18 WR Siaosi Mariner Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs UCLA
10/18/18 QB Jack Tuttle Transferred has left team
10/09/18 WR Bryan Thompson Redshirt is out for season
08/30/18 OL Johnny Capra Undisclosed is out for season
08/07/18 RB Devonta'e Henry-Cole Undisclosed is out for season
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
10/21/18 OL Andre James Personal is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/21/18 RB Bolu Olorunfunmi Concussion is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/21/18 QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/21/18 LB Mique Juarez Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/21/18 DB Nate Meadors Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/21/18 LB Je'Vari Anderson Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/21/18 TE Jordan Wilson Leg is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/21/18 OL Justin Murphy Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/21/18 DB Kenny Churchwell III Knee is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/21/18 WR Kyle Phillips Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Utah
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 Utah Utes are 63rd in Division 1 in points scored with 212. They have run 499 plays this season for 2,981 yards, which ranks them 68th in the nation in total offense. The Utes average 6 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 150 1st downs this year, placing them 67th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 1,341 yards as a team, which ranks 56th in the country. They've run 294 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 48 times for 439 yards so far this season, which has them 54th in the nation in penalties. Tyler Huntley has thrown for 1,536 yards this season. He has completed 129 passes on 197 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 146.4. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Utah is 15th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 124. They have surrendered a total of 2,020 yards on D, which is 10th in Division 1. The Utes are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 130 passes on 246 attempts against the Utah Utes defense this season, placing them 54th and 95th in the country. The Utah pass defense has also given up a total of 1,483 yards through the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 214 attempts for 537 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in D-1 against the run. The Utes have committed 32 penalties for 320 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 26th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Utah is ranked 17th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 97 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 102nd in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 62 yards on special teams, ranking 128th in kick return yardage. The Utes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 82nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,141. The Utah Utes have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 10, which is 33rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Utah Utes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,259 yards on 28 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 15th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bruins have run for 1,053 yards as a team, which ranks 94th in the nation. They've run 269 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Bruins have been penalized on offense 51 times for 444 yards so far this year, which has them 43rd in the country in penalties. They are 111th in Division 1 in points scored with 160. They have run 479 plays this year for 2,478 yards, which ranks them 94th in the nation in total offense. The UCLA Bruins average 5.2 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 127 1st downs this season, ranking them 111th overall as an offensive unit. Dorian Thompson-Robinson has completed 103 throws while attempting 171 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2%. He has passed for 1,176 yards this year. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 126.1.
The UCLA Bruins rush defense has given up 309 attempts for 1,355 yards this season, putting them in 96th place in the country against the run. They have had 37 penalties for 308 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in Division 1. UCLA is 91st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 219. They have given up a total of 2,984 yards on D, which is 89th in the nation. The Bruins are 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 134 throws on 223 attempts against the UCLA defense this season, ranking them 62nd and 63rd in the country. The UCLA Bruins pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,629 yards in the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCLA Bruins have tried 10 field goals this year and made 9, which is 43rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. UCLA kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,879 yards on 40 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NCAA in punting average. UCLA is 101st in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 99 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 33rd in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 82 yards on special teams, which puts them 125th in kick return yardage. The Bruins average 16 yards per kick return and they are 118th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,659.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Utes -10
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