UCLA vs Cincinnati Expert NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 8/29/2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Nippert Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, August 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 4 point favorites. The Bruins had an ATS record of 5-6-1 last season while their over/under record was 7-5-0. The Bearcats had an over/under record of 6-7-0 and they were 7-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins were 7-5-0 against the over/under last season
The UCLA Bruins were 5-6-1 against the spread last year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Cincinnati Bearcats were 7-6-0 against the spread last year
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
08/25/19 LB Bo Calvert Suspension is out indefinitely
08/15/19 OL Alec Anderson Leg is out indefinitely
08/15/19 WR Michael Ezeike Lower Body is questionable Thursday vs Cincinnati U
08/08/19 LB Tyree Thompson Leg is out indefinitely
08/06/19 RB Joshua Kelley Knee is probable Thursday vs Cincinnati U
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UCLA Bruins were 99th in Division 1 in points scored with 295 last year. They ran 853 plays last season for 4,716 yards, which ranked them 74th in the nation in total offense. The Bruins averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 88th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 253 1st downs last year, placing them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCLA ran for 1,864 yards as a team, which ranked 95th in the country. They ran 450 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bruins were penalized on offense 82 times for 684 yards last season, which had them 51st in the nation in penalties.
UCLA was 98th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 409 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,347 yards on D, which was 88th in Division 1. The Bruins were ranked 98th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses completed 226 passes on 371 attempts against the UCLA Bruins defense last season, placing them 50th and 43rd in the country. The UCLA pass defense also gave up a total of 2,946 yards through the air, which was 71st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 515 attempts for 2,401 yards last year, putting them in 89th place in D-1 against the run. The Bruins committed 65 penalties for 570 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 20th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UCLA was ranked 114th in the nation in punt returns with 11 last year. They accumulated 100 punt return yards and averaged 9.1 yards per return, which was 63rd in college football. They returned 10 kicks for 248 yards on special teams, ranking 124th in kick return yardage. The Bruins averaged 28 yards per kick return and they were 109th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,064. The UCLA Bruins attempted 19 field goals last season and made 14, which was 61st in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 74%. UCLA Bruins kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 last year. Their punters totaled 2,674 yards on 59 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That placed them 9th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bearcats ran for 3,114 yards as a team last year, which ranked 15th in the nation. They ran 601 times, averaging 5.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Cincinnati Bearcats were penalized on offense 107 times for 958 yards last year, which had them 5th in the country in penalties. They were 24th in Division 1 in points scored with 454. They ran 974 plays last year for 5,961 yards, which ranked them 75th in the nation in total offense. The Bearcats averaged 6.1 yards per play, which was 36th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 306 1st downs last season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit.
The Cincinnati Bearcats rush defense gave up 436 attempts for 1,446 yards last season, putting them in 13th place in the country against the run. They had 81 penalties for 711 yards on defense last year. That placed them 74th in Division 1. Cincinnati was 7th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 224. They gave up a total of 3,922 yards on D, which was 9th in the nation. The Bearcats were 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses completed 198 throws on 404 attempts against the Cincinnati defense last season, ranking them 19th and 72nd in the country. The Cincinnati Bearcats pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,477 yards in the air, which was 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cincinnati Bearcats tried 12 field goals last year and made 5, which was 130th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 42%. Bearcats kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 59 for 61 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,750 yards on 59 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranked them 5th in the NCAA in punting average. Cincinnati was 24th in the country in punt returns with 26 last season. They totaled 137 punt return yards and averaged 5.3 yards per return, which was 108th in D-1. They returned 27 kicks for 486 yards on special teams, which put them 94th in kick return yardage. The Cincinnati Bearcats averaged 18 yards per kick return and they were 33rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,583.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bruins +4
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