Free Week 3 Prediction: Cougars vs Bruins
Week 3 College football betting sees the #19 BYU Cougars taking on the #10 UCLA Bruins Saturday September 19th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
#19 BYU (2-0) vs. #10 UCLA (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12)
Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: Rose Bowl – Pasadena
NCAA Football Spread: UCLA -16.5
NCAA Betting Total: 59.5
NCAA Moneyline Odds: UCLA -110
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It’s been a good start to the season for the UCLA Bruins, who are thriving under young quarterback Josh Rosen. It’s also been a good start, though many would call it lucky, for the BYU Cougars. That’s because BYU’s two victories so far this season have come from last second, game winning Hail Mary passes.
The Bruins will do everything they can this week to make sure the game is not on the line on the final play.
Beyond the hail mary story for the Bruins is the fact that starting quarterback Taysom Hill went down with injury and his replacement, freshman Tanner Mangum, has filled in effectively. Since taking over, Mangum is 24 of 39 for 420 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
Running back Adam Hine is leading the team in rushing with 23 carries for 130 yards and a score.
The receiving corps has 4 players who have already reached the century mark in yards. Mitchell Juergens has the most yards, 202 and 2 touchdowns on 8 receptions, while Devon Blackmon has the most catches with 11 and 148 yards.
Nick Kurtz has 5 grabs for 123 yards and Mitch Mathews has 8 catches for 101 yards and 2 scores.
Safety Kai Nacua had 3 interceptions last week, nabbing him Nation Defensive Player of the Week honors. He also has 5 tackles a pass break up.
Harvey Langi is leading the team with 3 sacks and has also tallied 12 tackles, 4 for loss and a QB hit.
All eyes have been on freshman Josh Rosen, the new starting Bruins quarterback. He’s 50 of 77 on the season for 574 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.
His top target has been Jordan Payton, who is leading the team in receptions with 8 and yards with 124 and a score.
Thomas Duarte has 5 catches for 75 yards and a touchdown while Devin Fuller has 7 catches for 46 yards and a score.
On the ground, Paul Perkins has been a force. He has tallied 210 yards and 2 scores on 32 carries. He also has 7 receptions for 82 yards through the air. Bolu Olorunfunmi has 95 yards on the ground and Soso Jamabo has 88 yards on the ground.
Kenny Young is leading the defense in tackles with 10 to go with his interception and 1 pass defended.
Deon Hollins, one of the top defensive tackles in football, has 6 tackles, 2.5 for loss and a sack on the year.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cougars are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games on grass
- Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pac-12
- Bruins are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall
- Bruins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win
- Bruins are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction
BYU won’t get lucky this week as UCLA will expose them for what they truly are – a very lucky and very mediocre football team. The Bruins will dominate in this one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: #10 UCLA -16.5
The Bruins defense will keep constant pressure on Mangum, forcing lots of errors and capitalizing with a strong offense.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: #19 BYU 13 – #10 UCLA 42
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