UNLV at UCLA - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (1-0) at UCLA Bruins (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Rose Bowl)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -26 -- Over/Under: 58 See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels and UCLA Bruins clash late Saturday night at the Rose Bowl on the Pac 12 Network.
The UNLV Rebels look for a big road win to add to their opening victory over the Jackson State Tigers. Johnny Stanton is completing 83.3 percent of his passes for 217 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Stanton now enters this game with 13 career pass attempts under his belt. Devonte Boyd and Darren Woods Jr. have combined for 170 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Brandon Presley has one reception. The UNLV Rebels ground game is averaging 280 yards per contest, and Charles Williams leads the way with 96 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, UNLV is allowing 13 points and 252 yards per game. Tau Lotulelei leads the Rebels with six tackles, Antonio Zepeda has one sack and Torry McTyer has one interception.
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The UCLA Bruins look for a bounce back performance after losing a heartbreaker to the Texas A&M Aggies. Josh Rosen is completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 343 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Rosen has thrown seven interceptions in his last three games. Kenneth Walker III and Austin Roberts have combined for 176 receiving yards and one touchdown while Eldridge Massington has four receptions. The UCLA Bruins ground game is averaging 125 yards per contest, and Soso Jamabo leads the way with 91 yards on 23 carries. Defensively, UCLA is allowing 31 points and 442 yards per game. Tahaan Goodman leads the Bruins with eight tackles, Jaleel Wadood has one tackle for loss and Adarius Pickett has one interception.
The Rebels are 20-46-4 ATS in their last 70 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bruins are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
I'm not sure UCLA is good enough right now to blow teams out. Rosen has been an interception machine his last few games and the defense allows big plays at times. Also, UNLV is a team that runs the ball a ton, chewing into the clock and making it hard to complete a blowout. I'll take a stab with the points here.