UCLA Bruins vs Utah Utes 9/23/2023 – Prepare yourself for an electrifying clash when the UCLA Bruins square off against No. 12 Utah Utes at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium this Saturday. Both teams come into this contest with unblemished 3-0 records, promising an entertaining battle sure to have college football fans on edge! Let’s dive deeper into their recent performances, key players and what we should expect in this epic clash. The NCAA football predictions are updated below as these top teams clash in a tough battle.
UCLA Bruins vs Utah Utes 9/23/2023
|When:||Saturday, September 23, 2023 3:30 PM ET|
|Bruins||-22.5 (-110)||-1800||47.5 o (-110)|
|Utes||+22.5 (-110)||+850||47.5 u (-110)|
𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬𝗕𝗢𝗗𝗬 𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗦! 🍴
4️⃣ Bruin RBs found the end zone on Saturday!
— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) September 19, 2023
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The UCLA Bruins have been on an unstoppable tear this season, as evidenced by their dominating 59-7 win against North Carolina Central. They showed off their offensive prowess with 614 yards total offense accumulated against just 232 total yards for North Carolina Central – led by Dante Moore with 182 passing yards and two touchdown passes! Their offense averages 40.3 points per game with 256.7 passing yards to 270.3 rushing yards ratio and 51.6% success on third-down conversions!
Key Players for the Bruins
Dante Moore has been at the helm of UCLA’s high-flying offense all season long, amassing 615 passing yards while throwing for seven touchdowns and just one interception this year.
Carson Steele has been a force on the ground, amassing 243 rushing yards and finding the end zone twice. J. Michael Sturdivant leads the receiving corps with 219 yards and two touchdown receptions.
On the defensive side, Darius Muasau is the tackling leader with 24, while Laiatu Latu leads the team in quarterback sacks with 4.0. UCLA’s defense has shown its prowess with 11.0 quarterback sacks and six interceptions this season.
The Utah Utes have also been in red-hot form, boasting a perfect 3-0 record as they prepare to host the UCLA Bruins. In their recent matchup against Weber State, the Utes secured a convincing 31-7 victory. They showcased their dominance, gaining 424 yards of total offense while holding Weber State to a mere 127 yards and allowing only five first downs. Quarterback Nick Johnson played a pivotal role, passing for 193 yards and one touchdown.
Key Players for the Utes
Nick Johnson has been at the helm of the Utes’ offense, amassing 281 passing yards with one touchdown. Ja’Quinden Jackson has been a dynamic force in the rushing game, accumulating 213 yards on the ground.
Money Parks has been a key receiver, recording 138 receiving yards and securing two touchdown receptions.
Defensively, Levani Damuni leads the team in tackles with 27, and Utah’s defense has demonstrated its strength with 6.0 quarterback sacks and four interceptions.
As the Bruins visit Rice-Eccles Stadium, they face a stern test against a formidable Utah Utes team. Utah’s defense has been rock-solid this season, allowing just 10.3 points per game. However, the Bruins’ high-scoring offense, led by Dante Moore, poses a significant challenge.
NCAAF Latest Odds: UTH -5.5 ; O/U 52.5
While Utah’s defense will aim to slow down UCLA, the Bruins are well-equipped to cover the spread on the road. UCLA’s impressive track record against South Division opponents in the Pac-12, with five covers in their last seven games, indicates their ability to rise to the occasion.
Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that Utah’s offense has faced challenges due to the absence of their top quarterback, Cam Rising, which has contributed to their average of 25.0 points per game, ranking 92nd nationally.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
California-Los Angeles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of California-Los Angeles’ last 14 games.
California-Los Angeles are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
UCLA are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Utah.
California-Los Angeles are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Utah.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of California-Los Angeles’ last 7 games on the road.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah’s last 10 games.
Utah are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games against California-Los Angeles.
Utah are 16-0 SU in their last 16 games at home.
Utes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against California-Los Angeles.
Utah are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
UCLA Bruins v Utah Utes Betting Picks
This clash of unbeaten teams promises fireworks, and college football enthusiasts won’t want to miss it. As the dust settles on Saturday, one team will maintain its perfect record, while the other will face its first setback of the season. The battle lines are drawn, and the stage is set for a memorable showdown in Salt Lake City. Take the Utes to secure a victory and cover the spread with the online sportsbook betting odds in their favor.
Score Prediction: Utes 27, Bruins 23.