Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins
College Football Free Pick 10-22-16

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When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 22, 2016
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
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UTAH (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12):

The Utes enter this game tied with Colorado atop the Pac-12 South Division standings and two games ahead of USC. Scoring at least 25 points seems to their benchmark, as Utah is 9-1 over the past two seasons when scoring that many, while UCLA is 2-9 in that span when surrendering at least 25. One area Utah figures to dominate is special teams, as the Utes rank second in the nation in net punting average, have a four-year starter at place kicker who owns the school’s career field-goal record and even their long snapper has been on the field for every snap over the last four seasons.

Utah was a 19-14 winner in its last match on the road against Beavers. They failed to cover the -7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 33 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Utah:
Team record: 6-1 SU,3-4 ATS
Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Utah is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Utah is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah’s last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah’s last 5 games when playing UCLA

UCLA (3-4, 1-3):

The Bruins were the preseason pick to win the South Division this season, but instead have lost three of their first four in conference play for the first time in coach Jim Mora’s five-year tenure. UCLA will likely need to lean on its defense, as the run game is struggling and Rosen might be shaking off some rust, and the entire defensive unit has been solid so far, not allowing an opponent to amass 400 total yards in the last six games. Just one opponent has managed to complete at least 53 percent of its passes this season, and the secondary has accounted for eight interceptions on the year.

UCLA lost its last outing, a 27-21 result against Cougars on October 15. UCLA covered in that game as a +10-point underdog, while the 48 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

UCLA:
Team record: 3-4 SU,2-5 ATS
California-Los Angeles is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
California-Los Angeles is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California-Los Angeles’s last 5 games
UCLA is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
UCLA is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA’s last 5 games
UCLA is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
UCLA is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of UCLA’s last 14 games at home
UCLA is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA’s last 5 games when playing Utah

Utah vs UCLA Predictions

UCLA has lost its last two games, both on the road at ASU and WSU. Last week at WSU, they played with backup QB Mike Fafaul and he was sketchy moving the ball. Josh Rosen is back this week, but the offense has been sluggish all season. I can see UCLA as a 3 point favorite but not this many points. Take 7 points and cash in.

Utah vs UCLA Pick: Utah +7