Arizona Wildcats vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-18)
Rose Bowl is where the UCLA Bruins (8-1) will compete against the Arizona Wildcats (3-6) on Saturday. Arizona opens this contest as 18-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 77.
The Arizona Wildcats come into this game with a record of 3-6 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Wildcats played the Utah Utes and went home with a loss by a final score of 45-20. Michael Wiley led the offense in rushing for the Wildcats with 6 attempts for 64 yards (10.7 yards per attempt). Jayden De Laura went 10/20 with 159 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 116.8 and finished the contest with no picks. Against the run, the Wildcats gave up 306 yds on 55 attempts, which averages out to 5.6 yds per rush allowed. Arizona surrendered 13 pass completions on 25 tries for 151 yds, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. When all was said and done, they ran 55 plays which gave them a total of 367 yds. The Arizona Wildcats ran the ball 25 times and accounted for 136 yards, which had them averaging 5.4 yards per carry.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Arizona Wildcats are averaging 30.9 points per game. As a team they are averaging 134.9 yards on the ground ranking them 89th in the country. The Wildcats have tallied 4,166 total yards for this campaign. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Arizona has totaled 23 passing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns via the ground. Arizona has tallied 230 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 47 infractions for 421 yards. They have surrendered the ball 16 different times.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Wildcats are giving up 2,289 yards which ranks them 96th in the nation. They have conceded 254.3 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 68.9%. Overall, they are surrendering 473.0 yards/game ranking them 126th in college football. They have given up 20 touchdowns by air and 26 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.8 yards per rush on the ground and 218.7 rushing yards per contest on the season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,968 rushing yards through 9 contests. The Wildcats are sitting in 128th in the nation in terms of team defense, allowing 38.2 points per game.
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The Bruins step onto the field holding a record of 8-1 for this year. In their last game, the Bruins went home victorious with a score of 50-36 when they played the Arizona State Sun Devils. Dorian Thompson-Robinson (2 TDs) ended the game with 169 yards on 13/20 passing while his quarterback rating was 159. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 8.5. Kazmeir Allen ran the ball 11 times for 137 yds, finishing the game with 12.5 yds per carry for UCLA. UCLA ran for 9.6 yards per carry, finishing with 402 yds on 42 attempts. The Bruins finished the game with 571 yards while they ran 62 plays (9.2 yards per play). The Bruins pass defense gave up a completion rate of 77.6%, relinquishing 349 yards on 38 out of 49 passing. UCLA relinquished 31 running attempts for 119 yds (3.8 yds per carry).
Regarding how much they score, the Bruins currently sit 8th in D-1 with an average of 40.8 points per game. During the season thus far, the Bruins have compiled 2,395 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 266.1 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 36th in the nation. The UCLA Bruins have an average of 508.4 yards per game, which is good for 5th in the nation. The UCLA offense has racked up 534 yards of penalties on 63 infractions, which is good for 35th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
The Bruins are allowing 25.6 points per game, which has them 64th in the country. UCLA has allowed a total of 1,120 rushing yards (124.4 yards per outing) and 10 touchdowns on the ground for the year. This year, they have relinquished 230 pts. They have yielded 16 touchdowns via the pass as well as 248.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 93rd in college football. The Bruins defense has participated in 643 plays, which is good for 93rd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats +18
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