UCLA Bruins vs Oklahoma Sooners 9-8-2018

UCLA Bruins vs Oklahoma Sooners 9-8-2018

UCLA Bruins (0-1) vs Oklahoma Sooners (1-0)

Date : 09/08/2018
Time : 1:00 pm EST
Location : Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma,

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

UCLA Bruins vs Oklahoma Sooners

The Bruins, after their week 1 loss to the Bearcats, will have to travel to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, to battle the 7th Ranked Sooners on 9-8-2018 beginning at 1 pm EST.  The last time these two teams met was in 2005 when the Bruins would get the 41-24 home win as they would cover the spread (-6.5) while the over was the play with the total being set at 51 points for the game.  In their last outing, the Sooners would have their way with the Florida Atlantic in their home opener on 9-1-2018 by a score of 63-14 to where they would cover the spread (-19) while the over was the play with the total being set at 69 points.  The Bruins, as stated, would fall by a 26-17 score to the Cincinnati Bearcats in week 1 as they would not cover (-14.5) the spread while the under was the paly with the total being 63 points for the game.

UCLA Bruins's Latest Performance :

UCLA would garner up 144 yards rushing while also having 162 passing yards for the game while allowing 194 rushing yards for the Bearcats along with 110 passing yards for the game.  Dorian Thompson Robinson would lead the passing attack with 117 yards on 15 of 25 attempts and a TD while Kazimir Allen would rush 5 times for 103 yards and a TD.  Bolu Olorunfunmi would also have 13 yards on 9 rushes and a TD for the Bruins in the win.  Caleb Wilson would have 4 receptions for 36 yards total while Theo Howard would also have 52 yards on 5 receptions.  Finally, the Bruins would pick up 17 first downs for the game.

Oklahoma Sooners 's Latest Performance :

Oklahoma would post 27 first downs for this game on 316 yards rushing along with 334 passing yards while allowing 132 rushing yards total along with 192 passing yards for the Owls in the win.  Kyler Murray would go 9 of 11 for 209 yards and 2 scores while Austin Kendall would end with 88 yards and a TD on 8 for 10 attempts.  Marcelias Sutton would have 4 receptions for 38 yards and a TD while Kennedy Brooks (4 rushes, 51 yds, TD), Trey Sermon (9 rushes, 69 yds, TD), along with Rodney Anderson (5 rushes, 100 yds, 2 TD’s) would lead the rushing attack in the victory.  Finally, Marquise Brown would have 6 receptions for 133 yards and a TD along with Lee Morris (1 rec, 65 yds, TD) and A.D. Miller (2 rec, 18 yds, TD) would pace the receiving corps for the Sooners in the win.

How UCLA Bruins & Oklahoma Sooners Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Oklahoma is 1-0 ATS while the O/U is 1-0

UCLA is 0-1 ATS while the O/U is 0-1

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This will be an up and down matchup early, however, I expect the Sooners to maintain their focus in this game and do what they do best:  Pound the ball in which to open up their passing game.  Again, once the OU running game has been established, they will look to wear down the defensive front for the Bruins that had lots of trouble taming the O-Line for Cincy.  Also, UCLA will come out ready for battle, I simply do not feel as if they have the toughness to compete for 60 minutes against the Sooners on the road in what will be a tough, hostile environment.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -29.5

My reason for the pick :

I will ride with the Sooners in this instance, as I feel as if the Bruins will struggle, once again, in this matchup.  Besides, Norman is a tough place in which to attempt to pick up a victory, as the Sooners will certainly provide the Bruins a heavy dose of their run game that totally gashed the Owls of FAU last weekend while also allowing their playmakers on the outside to rack up some yards as well.  In all, I expect the Sooner to extend the current misery for UCLA in week 2 as they will cruise to victory while covering the spread late in the 2nd half.

Totals Selection: Pick: Over 67

My reason for the prediction :

With the playmakers that the Sooners possess along with their running game, I will pick the over to be the play in this contest as I see yet another long and frustrating game for UCLA who certainly would like to pick up a win after losing as huge favorites last week to Cincy.  Nonetheless, both offenses will likely come out strong as both will be looking to establish themselves up front, initially, while allowing the passing game to take over at a later point in the game.  Once the passing game opens, this will become and up and down game till the end.  Expect this one to be very exciting and interesting with the over being the strong play.

Betting trends for UCLA Bruins:

    • The Bruins are 2-5 in last 7 games
    • The bruins are 0-4 in last 4 road games
    • The Under is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 games

Betting trends for Oklahoma Sooners :

    • The Sooners are 6-1 in last 7 games
    • The Sooners are 5-0 in last 5 home games
    • The Over is 3-1 in Sooners last 4 games


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