Against The Spread Pick
Who would have thought a couple of years ago that the UCLA Bruins would be going to Cincinnati in this game and would be underdogs? Last season these two teams played in Los Angeles it was the Bearcats who came out ahead 26-17. The Bruins defense is really weak coming into this game with linebackers Keisean Lucier-South, Tyree Thompson, and Bo Calvert all out for this game. They will have to try to slow down sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder who was good last year and had an entire offseason to get better. This is a huge game for the Bearcats because if they lose this game, they will probably start 0-2 going against Ohio State in the next game. The Bearcats are at home and I don’t think the Bruins defense is going to have an answer. Back the Bearcats to win the game and cover the spread.
Over Under Pick
The total in this game started at 65 and has already moved down to 60. I wouldn’t be surprised if this number moves down even more. As good as the offense was last year, the biggest strength for the Bearcats was actually with the defense. Last year the Bruins only scored 17 points against the Bearcats, and I don’t see them scoring more than that in this game. This isn’t as strong of play as the Bearcats against the spread, but I still like this pick. Take the Under here folks.