UCLA Bruins (4-1) at Stanford Cardinal (4-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 15, 2015, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -5 -- Over/Under: 56
The UCLA Bruins are on the road to play the Stanford Cardinal in a Pac-12 top 25 showdown.
The Stanford Cardinal are coming off of a bye week after beating up on Arizona two weeks ago. The Stanford offense is averaging 35 points per game with 452.6 yards per game. The Stanford offense is led by quarterback Kevin Hogan who has 1155 yards with 9 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The Stanford rushing attack is led by Christian McCaffrey who has 601 yards and 1 touchdown. The Stanford receivers are led by Michael Rector who has 233 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Stanford defense is allowing 19 points per game with 327.6 yards per game. The Cardinal defense has 6 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and 1 interception. This is a huge home game for Stanford who can show they are real contenders this year.
The UCLA Bruins are also coming off of a bye week after losing to Arizona State two weeks ago. The UCLA offense is averaging 34.8 points per game with 454.4 yards per game. The UCLA offense is led by quarterback Josh Rosen who has 1244 yards with 9 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. The UCLA ground game is led by Paul Perkins who has 577 yards and 7 touchdowns. The UCLA receivers are led by Jordan Payton who has 392 yards and 3 touchdowns. The UCLA defense is giving up 22 points per game with 396.4 yards per game. The UCLA defense has 9 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and 5 interceptions. UCLA will look to bounce back on the road after a disappointing loss their last time out.
UCLA is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week. UCLA is 5-21 in their last 26 games in October. The under is 4-1 in UCLA’s last 5 games. Stanford is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Stanford is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 18-8 in Stanford’s last 26 games.
This should be a great game between two teams that really need a big win to convince people that they are teams to contend with. I think that Stanford will be able to control the line of scrimmage and do just enough on offense to get past UCLA. I am taking Stanford to win this one.