UCLA at Arizona State - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (3-2) at Arizona State Sun Devils (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Sun Devil Stadium)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +10 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins and Arizona State Sun Devils clash late Saturday night in a Pac-12 showdown at Sun Devil Stadium on ESPN2.
The UCLA Bruins look for their second road win of the season to build on their decent 3-2 start. The UCLA Bruins have won 10 of their last 13 road games overall. Josh Rosen is completing 60.1 percent of his passes for 1,515 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Rosen has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last six games. Darren Andrews and Kenneth Walker III have combined for 600 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Nate Iese has nine receptions. The UCLA Bruins ground game is averaging 119.2 yards per contest, and Soso Jamabo leads the way with 186 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, UCLA is allowing 22.4 points and 356 yards per game. Jayon Brown leads the UCLA Bruins with 44 tackles, Kenny Young has three sacks and Randall Goforth has two interceptions.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils look to remain unbeaten at home and build on their impressive 4-1 start. The Arizona State Sun Devils have won their last five home games overall. Manny Wilkins is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 1,233 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Wilkins has moved the chains through the air 56 times this season. Tim White and N'Keal Harry have combined for 520 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jalen Harvey has 12 receptions. The Arizona State Sun Devils ground game is averaging 204.2 yards per contest, and Demario Richard leads the way with 374 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Arizona State is allowing 35.6 points and 503.8 yards per game. Armand Perry leads the Arizona State Sun Devils with 33 tackles, Koron Crump has three sacks and De'Chavon Hayes has two interceptions.
The Bruins are 7-23 ATS in their last 30 games in October and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sun Devils are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bruins are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The one thing that made Arizona State dangerous was it's offense, but now that's in question with Wilkins doubtful due to a leg injury. The Sun Devils don't play much defense, and UCLA knows that considering the Bruins have scored a combined 85 points the last two matchups against ASU. It also should be mentioned that the last four meetings between these teams have been won by the road team. UCLA is also a road tested team that plays well on the road with victories in 10 of its last 13 tries. I don't like Arizona State's chances with a backup quarterback.
Give me UCLA by double digits.