Free Week 3 Prediction: Bruins vs Cougars Odds
Looking for UCLA Bruins vs. BYU Cougars free picks? Week 3 College football betting has the Bruins taking on the Cougars Saturday September 17th at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(1-1) UCLA Bruins vs. BYU Cougars (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 10:15 pm EST
Venue: Lavell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
NCAA Football Spread: UCLA -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 49
Live CFB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Click here to view… CFB ATS Stats & Expert NCAAF Betting Insight!
Both teams would like to get their second win of the season is this non conference week 3 matchup.
The Bruins will look to get their offense going in the right direction. BYU had both of their games decided by single digits, and a few more plays could have had them at 2-0 entering this one.
After losing their road opener against Texas A&M the Bruins beat up on UNLV last week winning 42-21.
Josh Rosen and the Bruins face a BYU team that got a 2 point victory over Arizona in week 1, and lost by a point in the Holy War to Utah.
Josh Rosen may have my Heisman curse. Every year I pick a player to win the Heisman and they either get injured or start the year off slowly and have to play catch up in the race.
Last week against the Rebels of UNLV he had another good game as far as yardage is concerned, but he only threw 1 touchdown pass. UCLA won’t win many games with him making this little of an impact.
Soso Jamabo had a huge game against the Rebels D as he racked up 90 yards on only 11 carries and had 3 touchdowns!!
He was explosive last week and I expect more of the same against a Cougars front 7 that isn’t scaring anybody.
After a huge game week 1 against the Aggies, Kenneth Walker only had 1 catch for 7 yards versus the Rebels. He should bounce back and 4 catches for 80 yards and a TD isn’t a lofty expectation this week.
The Bruins defense clamped down on the passing game last week, getting 2 interceptions and only allowing 153 yards through the air.
I expect another strong performance from the secondary.
The run defense will have to play much better as they gave up 112 yards and a touchdown to Lexington Thomas of UNLV.
Taysom Hill had a terrible day throwing the ball against the Utah defense. He threw zero touchdowns with three interceptions and only passed for 176 yards.
If the Cougars are to have any shot against Rosen and company he will have to play like a completely different person this week.
The only bright spot in his play were the 87 rushing yards and 2 TDs he picked up on the ground.
His dynamic running skills should keep the UCLA defense honest when defending the option.
Jamal Williams had 12 carries for 58 yards and I believe if BYU doubles that total he can hit the 100 yard mark and get a score against the Bruins.
The Cougars defense has looked so far this season even though they had a tough loss last week to a bitter rival.
They only gave up 1 touchdown last week in the Holy War last week and shut down Arizona’s offense the week before.
They face a much steeper hill to climb against highly touted QB Josh Rosen who wants to get on a hot streak starting with this game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Bruins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
- Bruins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Bruins are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
- Bruins are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
- Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pac-12.
- Cougars are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
- Over is 6-1-3 in Bruins last 10 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings head to head.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction
The Cougars defense has started the season off strong, but they hit a speed bump this week as UCLA will constantly feed Soso Jamabo and Josh Rosen will air it out all night.
The Cougars offense will hold up for the 2nd and 3rd quarters, but the 4th quarter UCLA will break the game wide open.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UCLA ATS & Under
Josh Rosen throws 3 TDs, Soso Jamabo gets 2 more on the ground, and the UCLA offense is rolling throughout the day.
This will be low scoring, simply because I don’t see BYU putting up many points.
Take the Bruins and bet on a win by a few touchdowns.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: UCLA 38 – BYU 10
If you’re looking for more picks like this UCLA Bruins vs. BYU Cougars matchup we’ll be providing 4* free College football predictions on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free CFB Football picks!
CappersPicks.com has College football odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NCAA football lines up for early games as well.