UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Stanford Stadium in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinal (+3.5)
The Stanford Cardinal (2-1) are welcoming the UCLA Bruins (2-1) at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. Stanford opens as 3.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 60.5.
The UCLA Bruins come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Bruins faced the Fresno State Bulldogs and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 40-37. Dorian Thompson-Robinson went 14/24 with 278 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 196.9 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Dorian Thompson-Robinson was the best rusher for the Bruins with 13 carries for 67 yds (5.2 yards per attempt). The UCLA Bruins ran the football 29 different times and compiled 117 yards, which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt. Overall, they had 53 plays which totaled 395 yds. UCLA relinquished 39 pass completions on 53 tries for 455 yds, and a completion rate of 73.6%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bruins gave up 114 yards on 37 tries, which calculates to 3.1 yards per run surrendered.
The Bruins have earned 1,270 yards in total for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, UCLA has earned 7 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 3 times. UCLA has recorded 56 first downs, and they have been flagged for 20 penalties for 187 yards. As a team they're holding an average of 194.7 yards on the ground which has them sitting 38th in Division 1. When talking about putting points on the board, the UCLA Bruins are sitting at 39.7 points per contest.
Regarding yards through the air, the Bruins have given up 1,028 yds which ranks them 135th in D-1. They have conceded 342.7 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 61.1%. Overall, they have given up 405.7 yards per outing which ranks them 102nd in Division 1. They are giving up 2.3 yards per rush on the ground and 63.0 rushing yards per game on the year. During the season, they have allowed 189 rushing yards through 3 contests. The Bruins rank 94th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 25.7 points per contest.
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The Cardinal come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for this season. In their last game, the Cardinal walked away with a victory by a final of 41-23 when they played the Vanderbilt Commodores. Austin Jones ran the football 7 times for 80 yards, finishing the contest with 11.4 yards per attempt for Stanford. Tanner McKee (2 TDs) finished the contest with 218 yards on 19/29 passing while his QB rate was 151.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 7.5. Stanford surrendered 44 rushing attempts for 247 yards (5.6 yds per rush). The Cardinal pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 45.0%, surrendering 151 yards on 18 out of 40 through the air. The Cardinal finished the game with 422 yards while running 56 plays (7.5 yds per play). Stanford ran the ball for 7.6 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 204 yards on 27 carries.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Cardinal are sitting 67th in Division 1 scoring 30.0 PPG. For the season thus far, the Cardinal currently have a total of 646 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 215.3 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 80th in college football. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 343.3 yards/outing, which is good for 103rd in D-1. The Stanford offense has totaled 145 yds of penalties on 22 infractions, which ranks them 29th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Cardinal are relinquishing 25.0 PPG, which has them ranked 88th in college football. Stanford has allowed a total of 632 yards rushing (210.7 yards per contest) in addition to 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 75 pts. They have given up 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 172.7 yards per outing, which has them sitting 39th in college football. The Cardinal defense has taken part in 204 plays, which has them ranked 83rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bruins -3.5
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