UCLA Bruins (2-6) vs Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3)Date : 11/10/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
UCLA Bruins vs Arizona State Sun Devils
The UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Sate Sun Devils will have a Pac 12 showdown on Saturday night at 7:30 pm EST at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Bruins suffered the 42-21 defeat versus the Oregon Ducks last Saturday as they lost their second straight. The Sun Devils picked up a huge win in beating the Utah Utes at home in getting the 38-30 win as the defense collected three turnovers while the rushing attack racked up 251 yards for the game. The last time these teams met was on November 11, 2017 as the Bruins picked up the 44-37 home win as they covered as three-point favorites despite being hammered on the ground by the Sun Devils to the tune of 294 yards for the contest.
UCLA Bruins's Latest Performance :
Thompson Robinson has been without the team for the last four games as he continues to be bothered by a shoulder injury. This is just one piece of a long list of injuries for the Bruins while the losses continue to rack up as they lost their 7th game of the year in suffering a 42-21 road win over the Oregon Ducks. This was a game in which they turned the ball over three times in the contest en route to their second straight victory. Wilton Speight has taken the keys to the offense and passed for 147 yards along with one touchdown pass in the contest versus Oregon. The problem with Speight is that he has been deathly inaccurate lately in having a 51 percent passer rating in this last two games. Joshua Kelly continues to perform well as he ran for 161 yards along with a touchdown pass for an offense to where Dorian Thompson Robinson also had some time under center in throwing for 135 yards along with a TD and a pick in the game. The Bruins are 0-3 ATS in their last three games.
Arizona State Sun Devils 's Latest Performance :
The Sun Devils won their second straight game with their win over the Utah Utes this past weekend as they gave the Utes a taste of their own medicine in rushing for 251 yards, led by Eno Benjamin with 175 yards along with two TD’s, while the passing attack was led by Manny Wilkins (285 yards, three TD). Wilkins and N’Keal Harry hooked up for all three touchdown passes for the game as Harry led the receiving corps with 161 yards for the game.
Utah’s top ranked rushing attack only put up 178 yards for the game while Zack Moss had 128 yards along with a touchdown in the loss while Tyler Huntly threw two interceptions. Benjamin’s 175 yard day was the fifth in sixth matchups to where he put up 100 or more.
How UCLA Bruins & Arizona State Sun Devils Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
UCLA is 3-5 ATS while the OU is 4-4
Arizona State is 5-3 ATS while the OU is 4-4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be a game to where the Sun Devils will certainly need to win if they wish to qualify for a bowl this year. Of course, with USC and Stanford on the schedule to end the season, this may indeed be their best chance in which to become bowl eligible. The Bruins on the other hand, have nothing to play for at this point other than pride and finishing the season on the strong note. With that being said, look for the focus and intensity to be there as both teams will seek a win after a rough patch or, in the case of the Sun Devils, to continue their recent success.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils
My reason for the pick :
The Sun Devils will certainly come out with the win in this contest as they have garnered up huge momentum in the past few weeks. With that being said, the Bruins will continue to struggle in this matchup as the Sun Devils defense will put in a decent performance in containing Kelly and the offense from making this game harder than what it needs to be. As stated, the Sun Devils are much better at home so look for them to come out with fire and intensity.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
The over has been the play in three of five games for the Bruins while also being the result in three of the last five for the Sun Devils as well. Also, the over was the play in the last matchup amongst these teams and I expect this to be the case on Saturday as well. In all, look for the Sun Devils to utilize their momentum in which to blow this game open early, thus allowing the over to be the play.
Betting trends for UCLA Bruins:
- California-Los Angeles is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
- California-Los Angeles is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of California-Los Angeles’s last 8 games when playing Arizona State
Betting trends for Arizona State Sun Devils :
- Arizona State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State’s last 6 games at home
- Arizona State is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing California-Los Angeles