Stanford Cardinal vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Rose Bowl
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (+5.5)
Dorian Thompson-Robinson and the UCLA Bruins (3-3) play the Stanford Cardinal (3-2) at Rose Bowl on Saturday, December 19, 2020. UCLA opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 58.5.
The last time they took the field, the Stanford Cardinal took on the Oregon State Beavers and added a win to their record by a score of 27-24. Davis Mills went 21/29 with 292 yards by way of the pass and threw 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Austin Jones led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 21 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for 126 yards on 22 carries which meant he was running for 5.7 yards per run. Simi Fehoko was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 110 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 18.3 yards per reception for that game.
The Cardinal have tallied 1,967 total yards this season. As a team they are averaging 135.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 94th in the nation. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Stanford has earned 4 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns. Concerning scoring, the Stanford Cardinal have an average of 25.6 points per contest. The Cardinal are sitting in 75th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 28.6 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.4 yards per run and 208.2 rushing yards per game on the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,041 rushing yards through 5 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Cardinal have conceded 1,108 yards which puts them in 33rd in Division 1. In their 5 games played, they are conceding 221.6 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.4%. Overall, they have given up 429.8 yards per outing which puts them 96th in D-1.
For his career, Mills has thrown for a total of 3,036 yards with 15 TD's and 5 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the football 55 times for a total of 74 rushing yards. His QB rating is 140.6 with a TD percentage of 3.8% and an interception percentage of 1.3%. He is throwing for 233.5 yards per game. Davis Mills has connected on 254 of his attempted career 390 throws for a completion percentage of 65.1%.
In their last outing, the UCLA Bruins went up against the USC Trojans and ended up taking the loss by a score of 43-38. Demetric Felton paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 40 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 90 yards on 21 carries which meant he was running for 4.3 yards per tote. Greg Dulcich led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 167 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 20.9 yards per catch for that contest. Dorian Thompson-Robinson went 30/36 with 364 yards by way of passing and tossed 4 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day.
In terms of how much they score, the Bruins are sitting 32nd in the nation with an average of 33.5 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Bruins have compiled 1,379 passing yards along with holding an average of 229.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 63rd in Division 1. They hold an average of 220.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,323 yards overall. The UCLA Bruins have an average of 450.3 yards per outing which is good for 25th in college football. The Bruins are allowing 27.8 points per game, which has them 69th in college football. In total, they have allowed 167 points in total. UCLA has conceded a total of 818 yards rushing (136.3 yards per game) in addition to 10 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 248.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 100th in college football.
Thompson-Robinson has thrown 40 touchdowns while giving up 20 picks in his career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 5.9% and his interception rate is 2.9%. He has rushed for 526 yds on 214 tries. He is averaging 211.1 yards per contest through the air with a 136.0 QB rating. During the 24 games in his college career, Dorian Thompson-Robinson has connected on 410 of 682 tries for 5,067 yds.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bruins -5.5
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