Arizona State at UCLA: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Arizona State at UCLA: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Predictions Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Bruins (3-1) vs Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1)

Game Info: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Rose Bowl)

Betting Odds: UCLA Bruins -3.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona State Sun Devils and UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday in a Pac 12 college football showdown at the Rose Bowl. When these two teams faced off in December, UCLA came away with the 25-18 victory. 

The Arizona State Sun Devils have gotten out to a fast start this season winning three of their first four games and the only loss came a few games ago against BYU. In the last game against Colorado, Arizona State’s defense locked down giving up only 13 points, and that led to the 35-13 victory. Arizona State is averaging 32.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 16 points. Under center for Arizona State is Jayden McDaniels who has thrown for 808 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. McDaniels has rushed for 248 yards and two touchdowns. The top rusher has been Rachaad White who sits with 256 yards and six touchdowns. 

On the other side of this matchup is the UCLA Bruins who have won three of their first games and the only loss was by three points against Fresno State. In the last game against Stanford, UCLA’s defense looked a lot better and they bounced back. UCLA is averaging 38.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 25.2 points. Under center for UCLA is Dorian Thompson-Robinson and he has thrown for 919 yards, nine touchdowns, and one interceptions. Zach Charbonnet is the top running back rushing for 360 yards and seven touchdowns. In this game, the defense is going to need to be good or they will be in trouble. 

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Arizona State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. UCLA is 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games overall. Arizona State is 0-4 against the spread in their last four meetings against UCLA. The underdog is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings. 

Arizona State hasn’t covered the spread in the last four games against UCLA and they aren’t going to get any better in this game. In the last game against Stanford UCLA scored 35 points and their offense is going to be good again in this game. Back UCLA to win this game and cover the spread.

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