Arizona vs. UCLA - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (3-2) at Arizona Wildcats (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Arizona Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Arizona Stadium in Tucson on Saturday, the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats will be matching up in college football action.
The Bruins are sitting at 3-2 on the season, with losses to Memphis and Stanford along with wins over Texas A&M, Hawaii and Colorado. In that Colorado game, UCLA QB Josh Rosen managed 372 yards, one TD and one pick on 28-of-45 passing, while Soso Jamabo logged 21 carries, 70 yards and one TD to lead the rush.
USA TODAY Sports
So far this year, Rosen has 2135 yards, 17 touchdowns and five picks; Jamabo leads UCLA on 216 yards, three touchdowns and 40 carries. Darren Andrews is the Bruins’ top receiver with 40 catches, 553 yards and seven TDs.
Over on the Arizona side, they’re currently 3-2 as well, sandwiching losses to Houston and Utah between wins over Northern Arizona, UTEP and Colorado. In that Colorado game, Arizona QB Khalil Tate was the big star with 11-of-12 passing for 142 yards and a TD, and 14 carries for a record-setting 327 yards and four touchdowns.
On the season, Tate has 183 yards, one TD and one pick on 16-of-21 passing for the Wildcats, along with a team-high 413 yards and four scores on 24 carries. Tony Ellison is the top Arizona receiver with 242 yards and two scores on 15 receptions.
The Bruins are 3-8 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 8-25 ATS in their last 33 games in October. UCLA is also 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. Arizona is also 2-8 ATS in their last 10 conference games and 1-5 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
It might be anecdotal at this point, but it’s worth noting that all of the Bruins’ wins have come at home, and all of their losses were on the road. Offensively, things are humming pretty well for UCLA, as they’ve scored at least 27 points in every game and have hit 34 in four of five. As for Arizona, they’ve put up at least 45 points in each of their three wins. This should be a fun matchup, and it’s tough to decide upon a favorite. I like Arizona to eke out a cover here, and the over is probably a solid play.