UCLA Bruins vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Sun Devils (+10)
The UCLA Bruins (7-1) are on their way to Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Arizona State Sun Devils (3-5). Arizona State opens this contest as 10-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 62.
The UCLA Bruins come into this matchup with a record of 7-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Bruins played against the Stanford Cardinal and walked away with a win by a score of 38-13. Dorian Thompson-Robinson finished 18/29 with 199 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 119.7 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. Zach Charbonnet led the offense in rushing for the Bruins with 21 carries for 198 yards (9.4 yards per attempt). In all, they tallied 74 plays for 523 yards. The UCLA Bruins ended up running the ball 45 times and accumulated 324 yds, earning them an average of 7.2 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Bruins gave up 145 yards on 34 attempts, which is 4.3 yards per run surrendered. UCLA allowed 15 completions on 31 tries for a total of 125 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.4%.
The Bruins have racked up 4,003 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, UCLA has compiled 19 passing touchdowns and 21 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 8 times. UCLA has earned 205 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 57 infractions for 459 yds. As a team they're maintaining an average of 222.1 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 13th in Division 1. Concerning putting points on the board, the UCLA Bruins have an average of 39.6 points per outing.
Concerning yards through the air, the Bruins are allowing 1,883 yards which has them ranked 69th in D-1. They have yielded 235.4 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.5%. For the year, they have relinquished 360.5 yards per game ranking them 49th in Division 1. They have granted 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 8 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt and 125.1 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Overall, they have conceded 1,001 running yards through 8 games. The Bruins are ranked 59th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 24.3 PPG.
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The Sun Devils come into this game with a record of 3-5 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Sun Devils got the victory with a final of 42-34 against the Colorado Buffaloes. Xazavian Valladay ran the football 23 times for 118 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yards per attempt for Arizona State. Trenton Bourguet (3 TDs) finished the game with 435 yds on 32/43 passing while his quarterback rate was 177.8. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 10.1. Arizona State relinquished 35 rush attempts for 137 yards (3.9 yards per carry). The Sun Devils secondary conceded a completion rate of 38.2%, relinquishing 222 yards on 13 out of 34 passing. The Sun Devils finished the game with a total of 557 yards while they ran 76 plays (7.3 yards per play). Arizona State ran the ball for 3.7 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 122 yds on 33 attempts.
When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Sun Devils rank 77th in the nation averaging 27.1 points per game. Over the course of the season thus far, the Sun Devils have compiled 1,964 passing yards as well as holding an average of 245.5 passing yards per game, ranking them 62nd in the country. The Arizona State Sun Devils average 379.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 81st in the nation. The Arizona State offense has 609 yds of penalties on 63 violations, which is good for 16th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Arizona State has conceded a total of 1,216 yards on the ground (152.0 yards per outing) in addition to 15 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have conceded 10 touchdowns through the air and 249.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 91st in the country. The Sun Devils defense has participated in 590 plays, which is 100th in college football. The Sun Devils are conceding 28.8 PPG, ranking them 83rd in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 230 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +10
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