UCLA vs Colorado Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/28

UCLA vs Colorado Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/28

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NCAAF Predictions: Colorado Buffaloes vs. UCLA Bruins

An exciting matchup awaits as the Colorado Buffaloes take on the UCLA Bruins in a game that could offer some surprises. 

Game Information

The game is set for October 28, 2023, at 4:30 PM and will be played at the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. The game will be televised on ABC, and the weather forecast indicates a comfortable 76-degree temperature. UCLA is favored by 15 points, and the over/under stands at 61 points.

 

Colorado Buffaloes

Season Overview

The Colorado Buffaloes have performed decently this season, holding a 4-3 overall record and a 1-3 conference record. Quarterback S. Sanders has been impressive with 2,420 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and only 3 interceptions. Receiver X. Weaver has amassed 631 receiving yards, and the Buffaloes are known for their passing game.

Team Stats

Colorado averages 432.4 total yards per game, with 346.1 passing yards and 86.3 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 473.7 total yards per game, which means they can compete against strong opponents.

Recent Performance

Colorado's recent games have seen a mix of results, including a double-overtime loss to STAN and a close victory over ASU. Their versatility positions them as a team that can surprise their opponents.

 

UCLA Bruins

Season Overview

The UCLA Bruins are holding a 5-2 overall record with a 2-2 conference record. Quarterback D. Moore has thrown for 1,330 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions, while running back C. Steele has gained 599 rushing yards. The Bruins are balanced in both offense and defense.

Team Stats

UCLA averages 464.4 total yards per game, including 248.9 passing yards and 215.6 rushing yards. Their defense is sturdy, allowing an average of 282.6 total yards per game.

Recent Performance

UCLA's recent games have seen both victories and losses, with a convincing win against STAN and a loss to ORST. They are a strong team but may face a resilient Colorado side.

 

Prediction: 

While UCLA holds the advantage in this matchup, Colorado's ability to compete effectively, especially in the passing game, suggests they can cover the +15 points spread. With S. Sanders' strong arm and X. Weaver's reliable hands, Colorado has the potential to keep the game closer than the spread indicates.

Colorado has shown they can surprise strong opponents, and this game might be another example. The +15 points spread appears too generous for a team with a potent passing game like the Buffaloes.

Expect an intriguing clash at the Rose Bowl, with our prediction leaning towards Colorado's ability to cover the +15 points spread against UCLA.

Don't miss the excitement when the Colorado Buffaloes take on the UCLA Bruins on October 28, 2023, at the Rose Bowl. The +15 points spread might not be as comfortable for UCLA as it seems, thanks to Colorado's determined and effective passing game.

Pick: Colorado to Cover +15 Points Spread

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