Boise State vs UCLA Prediction NCAAF Bowls 12/16

Boise State vs UCLA Prediction NCAAF Bowls 12/16

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NCAAF Predictions: Starco Brands LA Bowl - UCLA vs. Boise State

Get ready for an electrifying showdown as the UCLA Bruins take on the Boise State Broncos in the Starco Brands LA Bowl on December 16, 2023, at 5:30 PM at SoFi Stadium. Let's dive into the comprehensive details of this exciting bowl game:

Game Information

The Starco Brands LA Bowl is set to kick off at 5:30 PM in SoFi Stadium, with a comfortable game-time temperature of 66 degrees in Inglewood, CA. ABC/ESPN+ will broadcast this thrilling matchup. UCLA, with a 7-5 overall record, will face off against Boise State, boasting an 8-5 overall record. UCLA is favored with a -4.0 points spread, and the Over/Under is set at 48.5 points.

 

Team Stats and Leaders

UCLA Bruins

Quarterback D. Moore has led the way with 1,610 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Running back C. Steele has contributed 847 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, while receiver L. Loya has been a key target with 650 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Boise State Broncos

Quarterback T. Green has thrown for 1,752 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. A. Jeanty has been a force in the ground game with 1,262 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. Watch out for receiver E. McAlister, who has recorded 873 yards and 5 touchdowns.

 

Recent Performance

UCLA Bruins

UCLA heads into the Starco Brands LA Bowl with a mixed recent performance, including notable wins against USC and Colorado. However, they faced challenges with losses to CAL, ASU, and ARIZ. The Bruins aim to finish the season on a high note with a victory against Boise State.

Boise State Broncos

Boise State enters the bowl game on a positive note with recent victories against UNLV, AFA, and USU. Despite a setback against FRES, the Broncos have shown resilience. They aim to build on their successes and cap off the season with a win against UCLA.

 

Prediction: 

Expect a thrilling contest in the Starco Brands LA Bowl with UCLA positioned to secure a victory and cover the -4.0 points spread. With quarterback D. Moore leading the charge and a competitive mix of rushing and receiving talent, the Bruins have the offensive firepower to outpace Boise State. Considering UCLA's recent successes and Boise State's vulnerabilities, the Bruins are poised to clinch the win by more than 4 points.

 

Pick: UCLA -4.0 -115

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