Oregon Ducks vs. UCLA Bruins Pick-Odds-Prediction 10/26/13
UCLA Bruins (5-1) at Oregon Ducks (7-0)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Autzen Stadium)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and the UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday in a pivotal Pac-12 college football matchup.
The Oregon Ducks have looked unbeatable thus far this season but with the first BCS standings being released the Ducks know they need to keep winning as they aren’t going to get any breaks if they stumble. The Oregon offense has looked like a well oiled machine averaging 57.6 points and 643.1 yards per game and they have turned the ball over eight times. QB Marcus Mariota has completed 62.4 percent of his passes with 19 touchdowns and no interceptions and he has rushed for 493 yards and nine touchdowns. Byron Marshall leads the Ducks with 746 yards and nine touchdowns but DeAnthony Thomas is due to be back this week from his injury he suffered several weeks back. Josh Huff and Bralon Addison each have 32 catches and six touchdowns to pace the Oregon receivers. Oregon’s defense allows 17.3 points and 370.1 yards per game and they have 11 interceptions, 10 fumble recoveries, and 20 sacks. Derrick Malone has 59 tackles, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has 41 tackles, and Tony Washington has 6.5 sacks. The Ducks are out to prove they belong in the National Championship game.
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The UCLA Bruins tasted defeat for the first time this season last Saturday as they fell to Stanford but if they were able to pull the upset here all of that would be forgotten. UCLA is averaging 39.8 points per game and 500.2 yards and they have turned the ball over nine times. QB Brett Hundley has completed 66.8 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions and he has rushed for 287 yards and three touchdowns. Jordan James is UCLA’s leading rusher averaging .3 yards per carry with five touchdowns and Paul Perkins is averaging 4.9 yards per carry with three touchdowns and he has 114 receptions out of the backfield. The UCLA receivers are led by Devin Fuller with 27 catches and two touchdowns, Shaquell Evans with 24 catches and five touchdowns, and Jordan Payton has 18 catches and a touchdown. Defensively UCLA is allowing 19.2 points and 364.7 yards with nine interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and 13 sacks. Eric Kendricks has 56 tackles, Randal Goforth has 43 tackles, and Myles Jack has 41 tackles. UCLA will need to put last week’s loss in the rear view mirror in a hurry as it will take a perfect game to even have a chance in this one.
Oregon is 6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 games, and 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 Pac-12 games. UCLA is 7-1 against the spread following a game in which they didn’t cover the spread, 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record. The road team has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
At this time Oregon seems to be just too much and until another team even gives them a game it is tough to not be on the Ducks.