UCLA at Stanford - 10/15/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (4-1) at Stanford Cardinal (4-1)
College Football: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Stanford Stadium)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -6.5 -- Over/Under: 54 See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins and Stanford Cardinal square off late Thursday night at Stanford Stadium.
The UCLA Bruins look for their third road win and rebound from their loss to Arizona State. Josh Rosen is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 1,243 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Rosen has four touchdown passes in his last four games. Jordan Payton and Thomas Duarte have combined for 666 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Devin Fuller has 11 receptions. The UCLA Bruins ground game is averaging 201.4 yards per contest, and Paul Perkins leads the way with 577 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, UCLA is allowing 22 points and 382.2 yards per game. Isaako Savaiinaea leads the Bruins with 41 tackles, Aaron Wallace has 1.5 sacks and Takkarist McKinley has four pass deflections. Jayon Brown and Poasi Moala are questionable.
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The Stanford Cardinal look to build on their four-game winning streak with their second win over a ranked team. Kevin Hogan is completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 1,155 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Hogan has two or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Michael Rector and Austin Hooper have combined for 418 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Devon Cajuste has 13 receptions. The Stanford Cardinal ground game is averaging 209.8 yards per contest, and Christian McCaffrey leads the way with 601 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 19 points and 327.6 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Cardinal with 63 tackles, Peter Kalambayi has 1.5 sacks and Ronnie Harris has seven pass deflections. Nate Lohn, Noor Davis and Kevin Anderson are questionable.
The Bruins are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week and 5-21 ATS in their last 26 games in October. The Cardinal are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 home games. The Bruins are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Stanford and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings overall.
Stanford has rebounded nicely from its opening week loss to Northwestern and is looking like the playoff team many thought the Cardinal were going to be this season. I just haven't been 100 percent sold on UCLA this season. The Bruins have a young QB and can be a little carless at times. Not to mention UCLA is banged up all over the defensive side of the ball.
At home, I like Stanford to win by a touchdown.