UCLA vs. Oregon State - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA vs. Oregon State
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:01 PM (Rose Bowl)
UCLA -5.5 O/U 65.5
The Oregon State Beavers (1 - 3, 0 - 1 CONF) are on the road this week as they challenge the hometown UCLA Bruins (1 - 4, 1 - 1 CONF). UCLA will be hosting this game inside the loud confines of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Oregon State rolls into this game looking to rebound from a close loss to Stanford. UCLA will look to bounce back from their own nail-biting loss to Arizona. UCLA will be favored in what should be a hot, sweaty, and competitive game of smash-mouth football.
Oregon State rolls into town with a team that is scoring 34 PPG on offense. The Beavers look to QB Jake Luton (1,012 yards, 9 TDs) to carry the weight of the offense, and Luton should be able to respond accordingly. Oregon State is giving up 30 PPG to opposing teams on defense, so expect a ton of points to fly on the board in this matchup.
The UCLA Bruins come into this game scoring 25 PPG on offense while surrendering 36 PPG on defense. UCLA is paced by the play of their aerial attack with Dorian Thompson-Robinson (1,243 yards, 11 TDs) controlling the game. UCLA creates plenty of mistakes on offense, however, so the Bruins will have to tone it down to get a win here. UCLA has one of the worst defenses in the NCAA, so expect a scoring explosion no matter what.
The Bruins offense has been playing decent and is only a few points under what Oregon State is scoring. The Beavers defense has been able to play decent as well this year and compared to the Bruins defense is looking great. The difference is the Bruins are consistent and are playing at home in this game. We like UCLA to hold off Oregon State in a barn burner. Final Score Prediction, UCLA Bruins win and cover ATS 40 - 34.