Bruins Looking for Second Straight Win
The No. 12 UCLA Bruins go for a second straight victory when they face the host Arizona State Sun Devils in a Pac-12 contest on Saturday.
UCLA bounced back from its first loss of the season with a win over the Stanford Cardinal last weekend and is tied for third place in the Pac-12 standings, one game behind the first-place Oregon Ducks.
Arizona State is also coming off a win, topping the Colorado Buffaloes last weekend, and is in seventh place in the conference, one game behind two teams tied for fifth place.
Both teams are looking for a second straight win, so this will be a good game. Make sure you check out our in-depth preview of this contest before you do your betting online.
Charbonnet Powers UCLA To Bounce-Back Win
The UCLA Bruins were coming off their first loss, and they fell behind early against the Stanford Cardinal, but running back Zach Charbonnet wasn’t about to let his team lose for a second straight week. Charbonnet tied his career high with 198 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Bruins to a 38-13 blowout win over Stanford.
“I thought Zach played outstanding today,” UCLA coach Chip Kelly said after Saturday’s win. “He’s a three-down back. He can pick up pass protection, he’s a weapon coming out of the backfield and obviously, we saw what he’s like when he runs the football.“
The senior leads the Pac-12 with 964 rushing yards and has scored 10 touchdowns on the ground. He has a five-game streak of 100-yard rushing games and has also caught nine passes for 89 yards over the past two contests.
Senior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson makes the UCLA offense go as well, though he’s coming off 199 passing yards in the win over Stanford. Thompson-Robinson has passed for 1,971 yards and 17 touchdowns this season while also rushing for 319 yards and five scores.
Arizona State Needing To Tighten Up Defense
The Arizona State Sun Devils have had their troubles, and the defensive side of the ball has been one of them. Even in a win last weekend against the Colorado Buffaloes, Arizona State allowed 34 points and 359 yards of total offense to a one-win squad, escaping with an eight-point victory.
The Sun Devils allow an average of 28.8 points and 401 yards of total offense a game, and that’s not going to lead to a victory if that trend continues against the UCLA Bruins this weekend.
Quarterback Emory Jones leads the Arizona State offense, having passed for 227 yards and a touchdown in the win over Colorado. The junior transfer from Florida has thrown for 1,347 yards and five touchdowns while also rushing for four scores.
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UCLA vs Arizona State Head-To-Head
The UCLA Bruins are looking to avenge a loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils a season ago, with the Sun Devils coming away with a 42-23 road victory over the Bruins. The last time these teams played in Tempe, Az., was UCLA earning a 25-18 victory in December 2020.
The Bruins have the edge in the all-time series, 22-15-1, including a 10-6 record on the road against the Sun Devils. The college football lines for Saturday’s contest are giving the Bruins the edge to increase that advantage in the series with a win.
UCLA vs Arizona State Game Information
- Game: UCLA (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) vs Arizona State (3-5, 2-3 Pac-12)
- Location: Sun Devil Stadium
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov 5, 9:30 p.m. ET
- UCLA vs Arizona State Live Stream: ESPN
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UCLA vs Arizona State Betting Lines
UCLA vs Arizona State Prediction
The UCLA Bruins are one of the most dynamic teams offensively in the Pac-12, while the Arizona State Sun Devils are having trouble shutting down opponents. That’s a recipe for disaster for the home team, as the Bruins should roll to the conference victory
When making your college football picks, take UCLA to win and cover on the road.