UCLA at Arizona NCAA Football Picks and Tips 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Khalil Tate and the Arizona Wildcats play the UCLA Bruins at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The spread on this game has Arizona as 7.5-point favorites. The Bruins are 1-3-0 ATS and 1-3-0 when betting on the total. The Wildcats are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
09/07/19 RB Kazmeir Allen Academics is out indefinitely
08/25/19 LB Bo Calvert Suspension is out indefinitely
08/08/19 LB Tyree Thompson Leg is out indefinitely
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
In the last game they played, the UCLA Bruins took on the Washington State Cougars and ended up getting the victory by a score of 67-63. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bruins was Dorian Thompson-Robinson who went 25/38 with 507 yards through the air and added 5 TD's. He gave away 1 interception on the day. Joshua Kelley paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 90 yards on 20 carries which had him averaging 4.5 yards per run. Demetric Felton was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 150 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 21.4 yards per catch for the game. The UCLA Bruins ran the ball a total of 37 times and racked up a total of 150 yards which had them averaging 4.1 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 75 plays for a total of 657 yards. On the day, the Bruins racked up 28 1st downs and they had 10 penalties for 105 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In terms of defense, UCLA conceded 41 catches on 61 attempts totaling 570 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.2%. Overall, they allowed 720 yards and earned 6 takeaways. On the ground, the Bruins conceded 150 yards on 21 attempts which gave the opponent an average of 7.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Bruins head into this game 0-3 in 2019. For total yards, they rank 12th in the Pac-12 and 130th in Division 1 with 790 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 27.3 points per contest, which has them at 87th in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 58.5 rushing yards per contest which is 12th in the conference. The Bruins have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, giving up 39.5 points per contest ranking them 12th in the Pac-12 Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Bruins have allowed 556 yards. Opponents are completing 71.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 10.5 yards per attempt. In terms of yards on the ground, UCLA is allowing 141 yards per game putting them 8th in the Pac-12 and 63rd in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per carry which has them at 8th in the Pac-12 and 80th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 564 rushing yards through 4 games.
In their last game, the Arizona Wildcats took on the Texas Tech Red Raiders and ended up getting the victory by a score of 28-14. Khalil Tate led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 84 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He ran for 129 yards via 17 carries which gave him an average of 7.6 yards per run. Cedric Peterson led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 47 yards on 1 reception. He had an average of 47.0 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Wildcats was Khalil Tate who went 14/23 with 185 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He tossed 2 interceptions in the game. The Arizona Wildcats rushed the ball a total of 61 times and added 314 yards which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt. In the game, the Wildcats earned 23 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 37 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they finished with a total of 84 plays for 499 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona gave up 30 catches on 55 tries totaling 311 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.5%. For this contest, they gave up 415 yards and forced 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Wildcats gave up 104 yards on 25 carries which means they allowed 4.2 yards per run allowed.
The Wildcats head into this matchup 2-1. Arizona is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 307.7 rushing yards per game, putting them 5th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 923 yards rushing through 3 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Wildcats average 586 yards per contest overall which has them at 2nd in the country and 1st in the Pac-12. The Wildcats are giving up 33.3 points per contest ranking them 11th in the conference and 105th in the nation. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 100 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 110.7 yards per game ranking them 38th in D-1 and 4th in the Pac-12 Conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 332 yards rushing and 5.1 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the worst units in the nation. They are giving up 373.3 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Wildcats currently sit at 12th in the Pac-12.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bruins +7.5
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