Free Week 1 Prediction: Bruins vs Aggies Odds
Looking for #24 UCLA Bruins vs. Texas A&M Aggies free picks? Week 1 College football betting sees the #24 Bruins taking on the Aggies Saturday September 3rd at Kyle Field, College Station, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(0-0) #24 UCLA Bruins vs. Texas A&M Aggies (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue:Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Texas A&M -3
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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A non conference game that could come in handy later in the season for both teams takes shape in Week 1 as the #24 UCLA Bruins get set to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday afternoon.
The Bruins enter the season 24th in the nation and while the Aggies are unranked, both teams could be a dark horse to crash the BCS party.
#24 UCLA Bruins
The Bruins are the team to beat in the PAC 12 this season.
UCLA returns 12 starters and has one of the most uprising QBs in the nation as they get set for an all important non conference game here in Week 1. While it’s early in the season, a win here could end up being a marquee one to add to their resume come BCS Playoff time.
The Bruins will look to QB Josh Rosen, who earned Pac 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year honors last season.
Last season, Rosen racked up 3,669 yards and 23 touchdowns to his credit. However, the freshman endured a lot of growing pains on his way to 11 interceptions.
While the offense is fine, the defense has many questions that could lead to some struggles here against the Aggies.
The run game was the biggest problem for them, as they allowed opponents to run wild. Three times they gave up 300 yards on the ground and also saw Nebraska run for 326 yards in their bowl game loss.
Expect their run defense to get tested significantly early here in this one.
Texas A&M Aggies
The Aggies enter play here in 2016 with a new QB, along with a new offensive coordinator that will try to answer many of the questions looming about this offense.
Texas A&M will get Oklahoma transfer Trevor Knight this season, who offers a dual threat. Knight can heave it with the best of them, but can also beat teams with his legs. With how bad this run defense is for UCLA, he has the ability to cause a lot of problems.
They’ll also have another Oklahoma transfer in the backfield with Knight in RB Keith Ford. The transfer RB will be asked to do a lot, as the Aggies have lacked a big play tailback for some years now.
The Aggies defense will be asked to do a lot here in Week 1, as the offense tries to get themselves into rhythm with the new personnel.
Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall return and will look to repeat their 19.5 sacks from last season. The duo was constantly in the backfield causing problems for the opposing QBs and RBs on a regular basis.
They’ll try to put the pressure on Rosen early and get him unsettled in the tough environment of Kyle Field.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Bruins are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. SEC.
- Bruins are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
- Bruins are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
- Aggies are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Aggies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Aggies are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Prediction
One of the better games on the slate here in Week 1 takes place inside Kyle Field.
The Bruins and Aggies both have the potential to make moves this season not just in their respective conferences, but also within the BCS.
Both offenses have a lot of weapons, but with young guys and new personnel on both sides, whichever team can find the rhythm first will get the edge here.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Texas A&M -3
With Kyle Field rocking, the Aggies will look to feed off their home crowd and really put pressure on Rosen early. Expect some early jitters and turnovers from the Bruins QB, as the Aggies do just enough to win and cover the small number.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Texas A&M 30- UCLA 23
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