Arizona State Sun Devils vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-3.5)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1) are traveling to Rose Bowl on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the UCLA Bruins (3-1). Arizona State is 3.5-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 54.5.
The Arizona State Sun Devils step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 this year. In their last contest, the Sun Devils faced off with the Colorado Buffaloes and walked away with a win by a score of 35-13. Rachaad White led the offense in rushing for the Sun Devils with 11 attempts for 37 yds (3.4 yards per carry). Jayden Daniels finished 18/25 with 236 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 151.3 and finished the game with no interceptions. Against the run, the Sun Devils conceded 183 yds on 44 attempts, which is an average of 4.2 yards per rush allowed. Arizona State relinquished 7 pass completions on 17 attempts for a total of 67 yards, and a completion percentage of 41.2%. At the end of the game, they had 59 plays which totaled 439 yards. The Arizona State Sun Devils ran the ball 32 times and had 167 yds, earning them an average of 5.2 yards per carry.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 32.5 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 210.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 25th in D-1. The Sun Devils have earned 1,751 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Arizona State has compiled 3 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Arizona State has accumulated 95 first downs, and they have been called for 43 penalties for 409 yards. They have surrendered the ball 7 different times.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Sun Devils are conceding 497 yds which has them sitting in 19th in D-1. They have conceded 124.3 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 51.7%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 247.5 yards/outing which has them ranked 17th in Division 1. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per run and 123.3 rushing yards per game on the year. In total, they have allowed 493 rushing yards through 4 games. The Sun Devils are sitting in 32nd in Division 1 concerning team defense, allowing 16.0 points per contest.
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The Bruins come into this game with a record of 3-1 for this year. In their last game, the Bruins took home the win by a final score of 35-24 when they played the Stanford Cardinal. Zach Charbonnet ran the ball 23 times for 118 yards, finishing the contest with 5.1 yds per carry for UCLA. Dorian Thompson-Robinson (2 TDs) finished the game with 251 yds on 18/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 157.5. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.7. UCLA surrendered 22 rushing attempts for 67 yards (3.0 yards per rush). The Bruins pass defense conceded a completion rate of 59.4%, surrendering 293 yds on 19 out of 32 through the air. The Bruins finished the game with 467 yds while running 77 plays (6.1 yards per play). UCLA ran the football for 4.5 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 216 yds on 48 attempts.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Bruins currently rank 26th in the country by scoring 38.5 points per contest. For the year to this point, the Bruins have earned 937 passing yards together with an average of 234.3 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 65th in Division 1. The UCLA Bruins maintain an average of 434.3 yards per game, ranking them 44th in college football. The UCLA offense has compiled 292 penalty yards on 26 violations, which is good for 55th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
The Bruins are conceding 25.3 PPG, ranking them 90th in the nation. UCLA has given up a total of 256 yards rushing (64.0 yards per game) as well as 3 touchdowns on the ground for the year. This year, they have given up 101 total points. They have allowed 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 330.3 yards/outing, which has them in 139th in college football. The Bruins defense has taken the field for 289 plays, ranking them 116th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +3.5
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