Oregon Ducks vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-2.5)
The UCLA Bruins (5-2) welcome the Oregon Ducks (5-1) at Rose Bowl on Saturday. Oregon opens as 2.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 59.
The Oregon Ducks step onto the field holding a record of 5-1 this year. In their last game, the Ducks played against the California Golden Bears and went home with a win by a final score of 24-17. Anthony Brown finished 20/28 with 244 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 156.4 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Travis Dye was the best rusher for the Ducks with 19 carries for 145 yds (7.6 yds per attempt). The Oregon Ducks ended up rushing 35 different times and recorded 210 yards, which came out to an average of 6.0 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 63 plays for 454 yards. Oregon allowed 25 pass completions on 44 attempts for a total of 247 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.8%. On the ground, the Ducks conceded 155 yards on 36 tries, which averages out to 4.3 yards per run allowed.
Concerning scoring points, the Oregon Ducks are sitting at 33.8 PPG. Offensively they are averaging 208.8 yards in the run game ranking this team at 23rd in D-1. The Ducks have earned 2,560 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Oregon has compiled 10 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. Oregon has amassed 134 first downs, and they have committed 46 penalties for 478 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 4 different times.
The Ducks rank 53rd in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 21.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per rush and 137.3 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have conceded 824 rushing yards through 6 contests. In terms of passing yards, the Ducks are conceding 1,623 yds which has them ranked 108th in college football. They are conceding 270.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 59.9%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 407.8 yards per contest which has them sitting 99th in Division 1. They have yielded 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 5 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Bruins head into this matchup 5-2 for this season. For their last game, the Bruins got the victory with a final of 24-17 when they played the Washington Huskies. Zach Charbonnet ran the ball 21 times for 131 yards, finishing the contest with 6.2 yards per carry for UCLA. Dorian Thompson-Robinson (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 183 yards on 21/26 passing while his quarterback rate was 165.3. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.0. UCLA allowed 30 run attempts for 108 yds (3.6 yards per carry). The Bruins passing defense gave up a completion rate of 66.7%, relinquishing 184 yards on 20 out of 30 through the air. The Bruins finished the game with 429 yds while running 63 plays (6.8 yds per play). UCLA ran for 6.6 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 246 yards on 37 attempts.
The UCLA Bruins hold an average of 432.9 yards/game, which is good for 49th in the nation. The UCLA offense has accrued 536 penalty yds on 48 violations, which has them sitting 30th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season thus far, the Bruins have compiled 1,437 yards through the air as well as an average of 205.3 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 93rd in the nation. In relation to their ability to score points, the Bruins are sitting 35th in college football averaging 33.6 points per game.
UCLA has allowed the opposition a total of 667 rushing yards (95.3 yards/game) in addition to 7 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have allowed 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 290.1 yards/game, which puts them in 134th in college football. The Bruins defense has been on the field for 479 plays, which has them sitting 112th in D-1. The Bruins are conceding 25.1 points per game, which puts them 82nd in the nation. This year, they have conceded 176 pts.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ducks +2.5
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