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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) Fresno State Bulldogs vs. UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, September 15 2018
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena California
NCAA Football Spread: Fresno State -1
NCAA Betting Total: 51
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Fresno State was a big surprise last season as Jeff Tedford was able to add some depth in the Mountain West. They stumbled last week losing at Minnesota but UCLA might be ripe this week from what we have seen so far.
UCLA is 0-2 and has not looked good. I am not sure it is time to start questioning whether Chip Kelly is still a mad genius but being a small dog on the road to Fresno State is definitely not a good look for the Bruins. A loss and things could really get ugly.
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It was the defense that led the renaissance for Fresno last season and it has looked good thus far. The teams they have been playing look a lot different from what UCLA wants to be though so this will be a new challenge.
I did not like that the offense only put up 14 points against Minnesota last week. QB Marcus McMaryion is a transfer from Oregon State who was good last year – admittedly it is hard to know what to make of that with how far that program has fallen. Completing 70% of your passes is good and it gives the defense time to rest.
The Bulldogs could not be catching the Bruins at a better time but they also could be tired of getting kicked around. Even though UCLA might be down beating a Power 5 opponent still means things at places like Fresno State.
A win over Oklahoma last week was not expected but I did expect the Bruins to be in the game, at least for a little bit. It is not looking very good in Pasadena at the moment. The offense is a mess and there are few signs of things improving as of yet.
At Oregon they could run the ball like crazy. I know they would spread you out but they dominated with the run because they could pass and the tempo was high. At UCLA Kelly seems to have no pass threat. They are having some success on the ground but not enough and you don’t have to defend everything yet.
The defense has not been very good but let’s not get too crazy after losing to Oklahoma, which is one of the best offensive teams in the country. This unit should look at lot better against Fresno which is way more limited.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Bruins are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win.
- Bruins are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 home games.
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It is so tempting to go with the small home dog but UCLA really frustrated me last week. They covered but barely and I don’t trust them at all right now.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 51
With every week I do expect the Bruins to be able to score more in this one they are able to get into the high twenties, but still lose. .
Look for Fresno State to have some difficulty stopping the Bruins but also be able to score the ball relatively easily. A bit back and forth early gets the over. .
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Fresno State 33 – UCLA 24
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