Arizona vs. UCLA - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (2-0) at Arizona Wildcats (3-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Arizona Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday at Arizona Stadium in Pac-12 college football action.
The Arizona Wildcats are off to a 3-0 start to the season and while at times they haven’t played any type of competition they have gotten it done where it counts most, on the scoreboard. The Arizona offense is averaging 54.3 points and 584.7 yards per game. Wildcats’ QB Anu Solomon has completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 10 touchdowns with no interceptions. Nick Wilson has shredded defenses on the ground for Arizona rushing for 434 yards and five touchdowns while David Richards leads the team in receptions with 14 and three touchdowns and Johnny Jackson has 13 catches and three touchdowns. The Arizona defense is allowing 21.7 points and 399.3 yards per game with six sacks, a fumble recovery, and five interceptions. With Scooby Wright out for the Wildcats their leading tackler is DaVonte Neal with 20, Will Parks has 19 tackles, and Jamar Allah has 18 tackles. This is a big step for Arizona compared to who they have played.
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The UCLA Bruins trailed most of the way in their game on Saturday against BYU but they led when it counted most, when the final gun sounded. The UCLA offense is averaging 31.7 points and 477 yards per game. Bruins QB Josh Rosen has completed 61 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and four interceptions. Paul Perkins anchors the UCLA rushing attack with 429 yards and three touchdowns and Jordan Payton leads in receptions with 12. The UCLA defense is allowing 14 points and 326 yards per game with six sacks, a fumble recovery, and three interceptions. Isaako Savallnaea leads the UCLA defense with 19 tackles, Jayon Brown has 16 tackles, and Myles Jack has 15 tackles. UCLA as played a tough schedule with their two tougher games coming at home.
Arizona is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 2-7 against the spread in their last nine home games, and 2-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. UCLA is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record. The favorite is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings of these two.
I haven’t been overly impressed with UCLA so giving points on the road in a Pac-12 conference game isn’t a place I am comfortable going.