Stanford at UCLA - 10/29/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

UCLA Bruins (6-1) vs Stanford Cardinal (3-4)

Game Info: Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Rose Bowl)

Betting Odds: UCLA Bruins -16.5 -- Over/Under: 66.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Stanford Cardinal and UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at the Rose Bowl. When these two teams faced off in 2021 it was UCLA that was able to secure the 35-24 victory. 

Stanford comes into this game with a 3-4 record overall and they have gone 2-5 against the spread. Stanford has won two games in a row and they are going to try to continue the success here. In the last game against Arizona State, Stanford scored 15 points, and that was enough to win by a point. Quarterback Tanner McKee completed 33 of his 57 passes for 320 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Overall this season Stanford is averaging 25.1 points while their defense is giving up 27.4 points per game. In this game, Stanford is going to need to score more than 15 points. 

On the other side of this matchup is UCLA who sits with a 6-1 record and they have gone 4-3 against the spread. UCLA’s only loss came in the last game when they gave up 45 points to Oregon. Quarterback Dorian-Thompson Robinson completed 27 of his 39 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Zach Charbonnet finished with 20 carries for 151 yards and one touchdown. UCLA is averaging 41.4 points while their defense is giving up 20.8 points per game. 

Stanford is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games. UCLA is 9-0 against the spread in their last nine games against a team with a losing record. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings played between Stanford and UCLA. The favorite is 9-4-1 against the spread in the last 14 meetings played between the two teams. The over is 5-2 in the Cardinal last seven games on grass. 

Stanford has won two games in a row, but they are going to pick up another blowout loss in this game. UCLA is averaging 41.4 points per game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. I expect UCLA to score at least 40 points here, while Stanford will have issues even reaching 20 points. Back UCLA against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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