The UCLA Bruins (7-5) face off against the Boise State Broncos (8-5) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and televised on ABC. Boise State is coming off a win in their previous game, while UCLA is looking to get back on track from a loss to the California. Kickoff is set for 7:30 ET.
UCLA Bruins vs Boise State Broncos
The UCLA Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
After trailing by -7 at halftime, UCLA could not make a comeback and lost their most recent game 33-7 to California. In their most recent game, quarterback Dante Moore finished with 38 passing attempts against California. He ended the game with 266 passing yards, while completing 60.5% of his passes. Additionally, he threw two interceptions in the loss.
Leading up to the game, UCLA was favored to win by 9.5, handing them an ATS and straight-up defeat. The under ended up hitting as the line going into the game was 51.
So far, the UCLA Bruins are 7-5, including going 3-3 on the road and 4-2 at home.
UCLA’s average scoring differential for the season is +7.7 leading to an ATS mark of 5-7. The Bruins have been favored nine times and the underdog in three games So far in this season, UCLA has posted an over/under record of 2-10. On average, their matchups have yielded a combined score of 43.8 points, with the typical over/under line set at 55.1 points.
The Boise State Broncos Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, Boise State faced off with UNLV and picked up an easy 44-20 win. In Boise State’s most recent win, Taylen Green not only threw for two touchdowns but ran for two as well. For the game, he threw for a total of 226 yards while completing 80.0% of his passes.
When looking at how their game played out from a betting perspective, their combined 64 points resulting in the over hitting. The over/under line going into the game was 61.5. Boise State also covered the spread as 2-point favorites.
So far, the Boise State Broncos are 8-5, including going 3-4 on the road and 4-1 at home.
Boise State’s average scoring differential for the season is +8.1 leading to an ATS mark of 6-5-1. The Broncos have been favored eight times and the underdog in four games This season, Boise State has posted an over/under record of 8-4 through 13 games. On average their games have combined for 57.8 points.
UCLA Offense Breakdown
UCLA’s offense has put up an average of 25.8 points per game, placing them 65th in the NCAA rankings. Through the air, they’ve gained 229.1 passing yards on average, ranking 65th in the nation. On the ground, they’re holding the 26th position in rushing yards, with 482 rushing attempts per game this season.
Dante Moore has thrown for 1610 yards this season, with an average of 14.1 per completion. His completion percentage is 53.5%, and he’s recorded 11 touchdowns.
Boise State Offense Breakdown
Boise State’s offense is averaging 32.9 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the NCAA. Through the air, they’re at 229.3 passing yards on average, putting them at 52nd in the nation. Their rushing attack is currently 5th in rushing yards, with an average of 516 rushing attempts per game this season.
Taylen Green has thrown for 1752 yards this season, with an average of 14.5 per completion. His completion percentage is 57.1%, and he’s recorded 11 touchdowns.
UCLA Team Defense
The Bruins’ defense has allowed 72.9 rushing yards per game this season, ranking 210th. Opponents are averaging 229.4 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 81 against UCLA. They currently rank 96th in points allowed in the NCAA.
Boise State Team Defense
The Boise State defense, going into this week’s game, holds 104th place for points allowed, allowing 24.8 points per game. Opponents have been gaining an average of 251.9 passing yards each game against them (144th in the country). On the ground, they’re yielding 123.7 rushing yards, ranking them 43rd in college football.
UCLA vs Boise State Trends
- On the road, UCLA has gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
- Boise State is 2-1 ATS in their last home games.
- Boise State’s ATS record in their three most recent games as an underdog is 1-1-1.
- When favored, UCLA has gone 4-6 vs. the spread (last 10).
The UCLA offense has been good on third down this season, and should continue to move the chains against Boise State. My pick is to bet on UCLA at -2.5.
I’m going with the over as my pick, considering the over/under line at 50.5. Thus far, games featuring Boise State have averaged a combined score of 57.8 points, and I anticipate this game will go beyond 50.5.
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