UCLA vs Stanford Line & PickJosh Bailey
Stanford Hosts UCLA in Bounce-Back game for Both Teams
The Stanford Cardinal will host the UCLA Bruins in a Week 4 ‘bounce-back’ game after both teams lost their respective Week 3 matchups to see their postseason plans take a significant hit. Now, let’s find out what’s going to go down when these Pac-12 rivals square off.
UCLA vs Stanford College Football Week 4 Line & Pick
UCLA Bruins (2-1) at Stanford Cardinal (1-2)
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:30 PM ET
Where: Stanford Stadium
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -7.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Why Bet the UCLA Bruins Line at +7.5
The best reason to be on UCLA is that they’ve been scoring the ball this season at a pretty good clip. Despite losing to Memphis 48-45, this past Saturday, the Bruins have scored at least 45 points in all three of their games this season.
Unfortunately, the Bruins gave up more than they put on the board in their 48-45 Week 3 loss to Memphis. Quarterback Josh Rosen completed 34 of 56 passes for 463 yards and four touchdowns, but also tossed two costly interceptions in the loss. The Bruins defense was almost non-existent as they allowed Tigers quarterback Riley Ferguson to toss a whopping six TD passes in the loss.
For the season, Rosen is completing a solid 65.0 percent of his passes on the season with 13 touchdowns and just the two picks he tossed last weekend. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing their opponents to average a whopping 38.3 ppg and 515.3 total yards per game.
Why Bet the Stanford Cardinal Line at -7.5
The best reason to bet on the Cardinal is that they’re playing at home in this contest. Unfortunately, Stanford couldn’t put enough points on the board to get past the San Diego State Aztecs in their 20-17 Week 3 loss despite getting a phenomenal 184 rushing yards and two touchdowns from running back Bryce Love on just 13 carries.
Quarterback Keller Chryst was awful in completing just 8 of 19 passes for 56 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. Stanford lost the turnover battle 3-0 and lost their second straight games this season despite having a solid defense that is limiting the opposition to just 23.0 points per game.
UCLA vs Stanford Pick
There’s a reason why 65 percent of public bettors are already backing the Bruins in this contest and it’s most likely because Stanford can’t score the ball this season despite having a clear-cut star in running back Bryce Love. UCLA has gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss while Stanford has gone 0-4 ATS in their last four home games. I like the Bruins to get the outright road win as Josh Rosen has another good game to overcome what I expect will be another fine performance from Stanford’s gifted Bryce Love.
Pick: UCLA +7.5