UCLA Bruins vs. Utah Utes - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (6-1) at UCLA Bruins (3-4)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Rose Bowl)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes will travel to play the UCLA Bruins in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.
The UCLA Bruins are 3-4 (1-3) this season after losing to Washington State by a score of 27-21 in their last game. UCLA has lost 3 of their last 4 games and has struggled on offense this whole season. The UCLA offense is averaging 26 points per game with 91.1 rushing yards and 318.6 passing yards per game. Josh Rosen (Questionable) is completing 59.3% of his passes for 1915 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for UCLA. Soso Jamabo has rushed for 207 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Nate Starks has rushed for 181 yards and 1 score for the Bruins. Darren Andrews has caught 33 passes for 439 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Kenneth Walker III has caught 20 passes for 344 yards and 3 touchdowns for UCLA. The UCLA defense is giving up 23.1 points per game with 146.3 rushing yards and 198.1 passing yards per game. Jayon Brown has led the UCLA defense with 63 tackles, 2 sacks, and 1 interception, while Kenny Young has added 51 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, and 1 interception. JJ Molson has gone 9-14 on field goals, with a long of 39 yards.
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The Utah Utes are 6-1 (3-1) this season after beating Oregon State by a score of 19-14 in their last game. Utah was able to fore 2 turnovers and hold off a pesky Oregon State team for the win. The Utah offense is averaging 26.7 points per game with 193.6 rushing yards and 224.3 passing yards per game. Troy Williams is completing 56.6% of his passes for 1546 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Utah. Zack Moss has rushed for 309 yards and 2 scores, while Joe Williams has rushed for 254 yards and 1 touchdown for the Utes. Tim Patrick has caught 24 passes for 429 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Raelon Singleton has caught 18 passes for 296 yards and 1 touchdown for Utah. The Utah defense is giving up 18.3 points per game with 130.1 rushing yards and 211.9 passing yards per game. Chase Hansen has led the Utah defense with 43 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception, while Sunia Tauteoli has added 43 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Andy Phillips has gone 10-12 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.
Utah is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, while the over is 5-1 in Utah’s last 6 road games against a team with a losing home record. UCLA is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win, while the under is 6-1-1 in UCLA’s last 8 games against a team with a winning record. The road team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
UCLA comes into this game with a banged up quarterback and an offense that has struggled to find its feet this season. Utah has played better in recent weeks and has found a formula for success, starting the season with a 6-1 record. Both of these defenses have been strong, while Utah has the offensive advantage. UCLA is at home, but I like Utah to give them all they can handle and possibly come out with a win.