Arizona State Sun Devils play the UCLA Bruins. See our predictions and choice for UCLA vs. Arizona State in our college football odds series.
With a position in the Pac-12 Championship Game on the line, the UCLA Bruins are on track to face their fiercest rival, the USC Trojans, in two weeks. Just two more games for the Bruins to ensure that the USC game meant everything it possibly can. The Bruins’ hopes of competing for the Pac-12 championship would be in jeopardy if they were to stumble before their match against USC on November 19.
They would lessen their chances of participating in a bowl game for the New Year’s Six. In their quest for a 10-win regular season, they would be in trouble. They would remain in the College Football Playoff race, the Pac-12 race, and the New Year’s Six race, and would have everything to play for going into late November, though, if they can avoid the upset bug. This year, coach Chip Kelly has revived his career, resuming his play-calling style and remembering the times when he guided Oregon to the pinnacle of college football.
The finest starting offensive backfield in the Pac-12 this season is comprised of Zach Charbonnet and UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Although Oregon and USC have strong pairings, UCLA’s is the best. Given that they require their offence to bear the majority of the weight in every game they play, the Bruins must rely on DTR and Charbonnet.
Despite having a poor season, Arizona State’s Sun Devils may have found a quarterback. A month ago, Emory Jones was hurt playing against Washington. Trenton Bourguet, a replacement, scored 45 points in a victory over the Huskies. Jones re-entered the game and Stanford defeated him 15-14. Last week when Colorado was the opponent, Bourguet was selected as the starting quarterback. To win on the road, the Sun Devils scored 42 points.
The starting for this game against UCLA is presently Bourguet. The Sun Devils are an upgraded club with a much superior offensive than the Bruins, who are a better team than Arizona State when Bourguet instead of Jones is the quarterback. This game can become challenging for UCLA. Its defence must be capable of containing Bourguet and the rest of the Shaun Aguano-led ASU offence.
Thanks to FanDuel, here are the UCLA-Arizona State NCAA football odds.
College Football Odds: UCLA-Arizona State Odds
Bruins at UCLA: -10.5 (-114)
Sun Devils of Arizona State: +10.5 (-106)
Over: 66.5 (-110) (-110)
Under: 66.5 (-110)
Why UCLA Could Cover the Spread
On the field, the quarterback and running back who are better are both with the Bruins. They have a stronger offensive and more talented athletes than Arizona State. Arizona State’s defence was poor as they gave up 34 points to Colorado. UCLA can score more than 50 points in this game if it executes offensively to the best of its ability.
Why Arizona State Could Cover the Spread
Although Arizona State is considerably better now that Trenton Bourguet has taken over as the Sun Devils’ starting quarterback in place of Emory Jones, the Bruins may still be the superior team. The UCLA defence is not very strong. Arizona State has a good chance of taking advantage of UCLA’s defence. ASU might lose by 10 and still cover the spread, so keep that in mind. Sun Devils ought should be able to score just enough points to keep this game tight.
Final UCLA-Arizona State Prediction & Pick
Arizona State will score enough points to keep the score close and cover, but UCLA will win.
UCLA vs. Arizona State final Pick and Prediction: Arizona State +10.5