San Diego State at UCLA NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Rose Bowl is the site where Dorian Thompson-Robinson and the UCLA Bruins will take on the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday. UCLA opens this contest as 7.5-point dogs. The total opens at 46.
In their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs faced the Weber State Wildcats and took home the victory by a score of 6-0. Juwan Washington paced the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 18 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 55 yards via 22 carries which meant he averaged 2.5 yards per carry. Jesse Matthews was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 25 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 8.3 yards per catch in this contest. Leading the way at QB for the Aztecs was Ryan Agnew who went 16/30 with 108 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Aztecs head into this matchup 1-0 for this season. They are a low scoring offensive team in the MWC and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yardage, they rank 12th in the conference and 118th in Division 1 with 238 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Aztecs have compiled a total of 0 passing TDs and 0 rushing touchdowns. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 6 points per game, which has them at 125th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 130 rushing yards per game which is 11th in the conference.
The Aztecs have one of the best defenses in Division 1 giving up 0 points per game, which has them at 1st in the MWC and 5th in college football. When talking about rushing yards, San Diego State is allowing 35 yards per game which has them at 1st in the MWC and 13th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 1.8 yards per carry which has them at 2nd in the MWC and 20th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 35 rushing yards through 1 contest. When it comes to passing yards, the Aztecs have conceded 108 yards. Opponents are completing 65.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 3.7 yards per try. They have allowed 0 passing TDs and 0 rushing touchdowns.
In their last contest, the UCLA Bruins took on the Cincinnati Bearcats and left there with a loss by a score of 24-14. Running the show from under center for the Bruins was Dorian Thompson-Robinson who went 8/26 with 156 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions for this game. Demetric Felton led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 71 yards by way of 23 carries which meant he was running for 3.1 yards per run. Demetric Felton was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 91 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 45.5 yards per catch for that contest.
The Bruins step onto the field holding a record of 0-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Bruins have one of the worst offenses in college football. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bruins sit in 12th in the Pac-12 Conference and 113th out of all the teams in the nation averaging 14 points per contest. UCLA hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 62 yards per contest, putting them 121st in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 62 yards rushing through 1 game, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Bruins average 218 yards per game overall ranking them 122nd in Division 1 and 12th in the Pac-12.
The Bruins are conceding 24 points per game which puts them at 8th in the Pac-12 Conference and 71st in college football. In regard to points given up, they have given up 24 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 175 yards per contest ranking them 94th in college football and 9th in the Pac-12 Conference. For this year, they have given up 175 yards on the ground and 1 rushing touchdown. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are conceding 242 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bruins sit in 9th in the Pac-12 Conference. They have allowed 2 passing touchdowns this season.
Who will win tonight's Aztecs/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bruins +7.5
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