UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+17)
Arizona Stadium is where the Arizona Wildcats (0-4) will attempt to beat the UCLA Bruins (3-2) on Saturday. UCLA opens as 17-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 60.5.
The UCLA Bruins head into this matchup 3-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bruins played the Arizona State Sun Devils and went home with a loss by a final score of 42-23. Zach Charbonnet was the leader on the ground for the Bruins with 21 attempts for 89 yards (4.2 yds per carry). Dorian Thompson-Robinson finished 21/32 with 235 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 137.6 and ended the game without throwing an interception. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bruins conceded 181 yds on 31 tries, which is an average of 5.8 yds per run allowed. UCLA surrendered 13 pass completions on 19 tries for 286 yds, and a completion rate of 68.4%. In all, they tallied 83 plays which converted into 453 yds. The UCLA Bruins ran the ball a total of 51 different times and totaled 218 yards, which came out to an average of 4.3 yds per attempt.
The Bruins currently have 2,190 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, UCLA has compiled 10 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 different times. UCLA has accumulated 103 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 34 infractions for 381 yards. As a team they're maintaining an average of 203.6 yards in the run game which ranks them 28th in the nation. Regarding scoring, the UCLA Bruins are sitting at 35.4 PPG.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Bruins are giving up 1,607 yds which has them ranked 138th in D-1. They have conceded 321.4 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 61.6%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 408.8 yards per contest ranking them 103rd in college football. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 6 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 3.2 yards per tote and 87.4 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 437 yards via the running game in 5 games. The Bruins are ranked 107th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 28.6 points per game.
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The Wildcats head into this matchup 0-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats took a defeat with a final score of 41-19 when they faced the Oregon Ducks. Jordan McCloud (1 touchdown) finished the game with 233 yds on 21/35 through the air while his quarterback rating was 96.8. He had 5 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.7. Drake Anderson carried the ball 21 times for 67 yards, ending the contest with 3.2 yds per carry for Arizona. Arizona rushed for 3.8 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 202 yds on 53 attempts. The Wildcats finished the game with 435 yds on 88 plays (4.9 yds per play). The Wildcats pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 41.7%, relinquishing 206 yards on 10 out of 24 through the air. Arizona surrendered 31 running attempts for 187 yards (6.0 yds per rush).
The Arizona Wildcats hold an average of 363.5 yards per game, ranking them 94th in Division 1. The Arizona offense has racked up 220 yds of penalties on 28 violations, which is 85th in the nation in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign to this point, the Wildcats have thrown for a total of 1,014 passing yards as well as an average of 253.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 50th in the nation. Concerning putting points on the board, the Wildcats sit 123rd in the nation by scoring 17.0 points per game.
Arizona has given up a total of 767 yards on the ground (191.8 yards per game) in addition to 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the season. They have allowed 8 touchdowns through the air and 172.0 yards/game, which has them in 31st in the country. The Wildcats defense has taken part in 253 plays, which has them ranked 18th in the country. The Wildcats are relinquishing 31.0 PPG, ranking them 116th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 124 points.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bruins -17
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