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UCLA Bruins vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - 11/23/13

Arizona State Sun Devils (8-2) at UCLA Bruins (8-2)

College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Rose Bowl)

The Line: UCLA Bruins +2.5 -- Over/Under: 62 See the Latest Odds


The UCLA Bruins and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Saturday in Pasadena in a Pac-12 college football battle.

The UCLA Bruins control their own destiny as far as the Pac-12 Championship Game and the formula is simple, if they win they are in. The UCLA Offense is averaging 37 points and 457.8 yards per game. Brett Hundley has completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions and e has rushed for 502 yards and seven touchdowns. Paul Perkins has rushed for 476 yards and three touchdowns and Myles Jack has just 19 caries but five touchdowns. Devin Fuller has 40 receptions and four touchdowns and Shaquell Evans has 36 catches and seven touchdowns. The UCLA defense has allowed 23.7 points and 395.1 yards per game and they have 12 interceptions. Eric kendricks has 87 tackles, Anthony Barr has 7 sacks, and Ishmael Adams has 4 interceptions. UCLA’s only losses were to Oregon and Stanford and there is little shame in that.

UCLA Bruins vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - 11/23/13

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The Arizona State Sun Devils are playing like they have something to prove as since the debatable Wisconsin win and the loss to Notre Dame they have been winning games in bunches. The ASU offense is averaging 42.3 points and 475.3 yards per game. Taylor Kelly has completed 62.4 percent of his passes for 24 touchdowns with 10 interceptions and he has rushed for 312 yards with seven touchdowns. Marion Grice leads the Arizona State rush attack rushing for 901 yards and 14 touchdowns and he has 43 receptions and six receiving touchdowns. Arizona State’s leading receiver is Jaelen Strong who has 59 receptions and five touchdowns and D.J. Foster has 50 catches and three touchdowns. The ASU defense allows 24.4 points and 338.4 yards per game and they have 17 interceptions. Chris Young has 71 tackles with 8 of those being for a loss, Robert Nelson has six interceptions, and Carl Bradford has 5.5 sacks. There are few teams in the nation hotter than Arizona State right now.

UCLA is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 6-1 against the spread following a win, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games. Arizona State is 4-9 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover the spread, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games. The home team has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.

This should be back and forth soring action, Pac-12 football at it’s very best and I look for this one to go over the total and that is my free pick for this game. 

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