Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+3)
Rose Bowl is the location where the UCLA Bruins (5-0) will play the Utah Utes (4-1) on Saturday. UCLA is 3-point underdogs. The total is 64.
The Utah Utes head into this matchup 4-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Utes went up against the Oregon State Beavers and took home the win by a score of 42-16. Cameron Rising was the leader on the ground for the Utes with 7 carries for 73 yds (10.4 yards per attempt). Cameron Rising went 19/25 with 199 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 182.5 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Utes conceded 171 yds on 37 tries, which is an average of 4.6 yds per run allowed. Utah allowed 16 completions on 30 tries for a total of 246 yds, and a completion percentage of 53.3%. When all was said and done, they had 56 plays which converted into 361 yards. The Utah Utes rushed the ball a total of 31 times and compiled 162 yds, which came out to an average of 5.2 yds per carry.
The Utes have racked up 2,268 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting in the endzone, Utah has totaled 14 touchdowns through the air and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 4 different times. Utah has accounted for 124 first downs, and they have committed 28 infractions for 238 yards. As a team they're holding an average of 203.4 yards rushing ranking them 25th in the nation. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Utah Utes are sitting at 42.0 points per outing.
The Utes rank 12th in the country in terms of team defense, conceding 14.4 PPG. They are giving up 4.1 yards per run and 123.2 yards on the ground per contest this year. For the year, they have given up 616 yards on the ground through 5 contests. When talking about passing yardage, the Utes are giving up 777 yds which puts them in 13th in the nation. They are conceding 155.4 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 53.7%. During the season, they have surrendered 278.6 yards per outing ranking them 13th in the nation. They have allowed 2 touchdowns by air as well as 6 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Bruins head into this game 5-0 this season. When they last played, the Bruins got the win with a final of 40-32 when they faced the Washington Huskies. Dorian Thompson-Robinson (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 315 yds on 24/33 through the air while his quarterback rate was 182.9. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.5. Zach Charbonnet carried the ball 22 times for 124 yds, finishing the game with 5.6 yards per carry for UCLA. The Bruins finished with 499 yds and they ran 72 plays (6.9 yds per play). UCLA ended up running for 4.7 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 184 yds on 39 attempts. UCLA allowed 23 rushing attempts for 65 yards (2.8 yds per rush). The Bruins passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 67.3%, surrendering 345 yards on 33 out of 49 through the air.
The UCLA Bruins are averaging 506.4 yards/outing, which has them sitting 8th in the nation. The UCLA offense has totaled 276 yards of penalties on 34 violations, which is good for 48th in college football in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign thus far, the Bruins have compiled 1,466 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 293.2 throwing yards per outing, which is ranked 24th in college football. In relation to their ability to score points, the Bruins currently sit 14th in Division 1 by tallying 41.4 points per game.
UCLA has given up a total of 402 yards on the ground (80.4 yards per contest) in addition to 4 touchdowns on the ground on the season. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass and 237.6 yards per contest, ranking them 77th in Division 1. The Bruins defense has been on the field for 347 plays, which ranks 83rd in college football. The Bruins are allowing 20.8 points per game, which puts them 38th in college football. This year, they have allowed 104 points.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Utes -3
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