Free Week 2 Prediction: Bruins vs Runnin’ Rebels
Week 2 College football betting sees the UCLA Bruins taking on the UNLV Running Rebels Saturday September 12 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
UCLA (1-0) vs. UNLV (0-1)
Date: Saturday September 12
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: San Body Stadium – Las Vegas, NV
NCAA Football Spread: UCLA -30.5
NCAA Betting Total: 65.5
NCAA Moneyline Odds: UCLA -7500, UNLV +3250
The folks in Westwood are getting pretty excited about the prospects for a breakthrough season by the Bruins.
In Vegas, it looks like the same old story but at least they are trying something new with a local high school coach who does nothing but win at the helm.
The Bruins should continue to roll but they might break a sweat. It gets pretty hot in Sin City, especially after dark.
All offseason long the pundits have touted the experience of this club thanks to so many returning starters. The lone missing piece being that all important quarterback position.
Well after one game they are already falling in love with Josh Rosen, who is looking like the best arm they have had on campus since Troy Aikman. It is a very small sample size but it easy to get excited about the kid.
That was against Virginia which is not exactly the stiffest test and the challenge should be even easier this week against the Rebels. Practice should be tougher than UNLV’s defense but you never know because this kid is so young.
This is a road game so it will be another good test. Even if he is not razor sharp the team should be able to carry him and maybe even cover this big number.
You have to hand it to the Rebels for not taking another retread coach as they try and break the cycle of losing in Las Vegas. Instead they are going with a super successful local guy. I don’t know if it will work but I applaud the effort.
Last week they had a strong effort against a very physical Northern Illinois team. They were actually leading the game a lot but ultimately came up short. They covered though and other than winning it was a good start.
In fact even though they are not going to win this one they might find the Bruins not nearly as physical as NIU, especially on offense.
The Bruins are a much better defensive team though so I think UNLV is going to find it very difficult to move the ball, test the new coach.
Keeping it close a second week in a row will be a victory too.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Over is 3-0-1 in Bruins last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Under is 6-1 in Bruins last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
Under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 games on fieldturf.
Over is 4-0 in Rebels last 4 vs. Pac-12.
Over is 5-0 in Rebels last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
Rebels are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Pac-12.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Prediction
This is a tough call because as good as UCLA looked last week they only pushed while UNLV covered easily.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UCLA -30.5
Maybe UNLV is a play on team this year but I haven’t seen enough yet.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: UCLA 45 – UNLV 10
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