Free NCAA Football Prediction: Bruins vs. Cardinal Odds
Looking for UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinal free picks? College football betting sees the Bruins taking on the Cardinal on Saturday, September 25th at Stanford Field in Palo Alto, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football game Week 4 predictions like this UCLA Stanford free pick.
College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 4
(2-1) UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinal (2-1)
Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: Stanford Field, Palo Alto, California
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Bruins -6.5, Cardinal +6.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Bruins -250, Cardinal +190
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 58.5
The UCLA Bruins will travel north and take on the Stanford Cardinal to for their first Pac-12 game of the season. Stanford won last years meeting in Los Angeles, a shootout, 48-47.
HISTORY: These two California schools have met in every season since 1928. UCLA leads the all-time series 46-43-3, but Stanford has won eleven of the past twelve meetings
24)UCLA got off to a hot start this season before being upset last weekend by the Fresno State. After falling behind early, the Bruins could not recover, and picked up their first loss of the year, 40-37.
Chip Kelly has leaned on the run game heavily through the first three weeks, but senior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson is off to another good start. DRT threw for 278 yards and three scores against Bulldogs, bringing his total to 668 passing yards with seven touchdowns to one interception.
Zach Charbonnet and Brittain Brown form a solid duo in the UCLA backfield. Charbonnet leads the team with 242 yards on 23 carries, and a PAC-12 leading six touchdowns. Brown has run for 197 yards on 39 carries and two scores.
Kyle Philips leads the team in receiving after a big game against Fresno State. The junior wideout caught seven passes for 113 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. A&M transfer Kam Brown caught five passes for 111 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown catch last weekend.
UCLA could not contain the Bulldogs’ aerial attack last Saturday. Fresno QB Jake Haener threw for a career-high 455 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Stanford picked up their second road win of the season when they defeated Vanderbilt in the Battle of the Brains last weekend. Stanford took a two-score lead into halftime, and finished Vandy off for a 41-23 win, covering the 12-point spread.
Tanner McKee had another solid start in Nashville. After leading Stanford to an upset road win over USC, the sophomore quarterback went 19-29 for 218 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown for the second straight game.
Nathaniel Peat and Austin Jones have split the load through the first three weeks. Peat leads the team with 169 rushing yards on 14 carries, and he’s scored in the last two games. Jones has run for 118 yards on 26 touches, and caught seven passes for 93 yards.
Brycen Tremayne has given McKee a consistent threat on the outside early. The senior wideout leads the team with 13 catches for 165 receiving yards, and he’s scored in each of the first three games.
Stanford’s defense put up three solid road performances, forcing a turnover in each one. They made Vanderbilt got 5/18 on third downs last weekend.
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Pick
After beating LSU, it appeared as if it might finally be Chip Kelly’s “year” at UCLA. Last week’s loss doesn’t prevent that, but it did place a blemish on their record and it exploited their defense. Stanford won’t air things out like Fresno State, but history is decisively on their side.
4* Free Week 4 NCAA Betting Pick: Stanford ML (+180)
Stanford’s moneyline will be hard to resist here. As winners of the last five meetings, the Cardinal could make that six in their home opener. They have the defense to contain UCLA’s ground game, and the offense to combat it. This will be a physical, closely contested game, with a late-season feel to it. That’s historically right up Stanford’s alley.
Take a chance on Stanford’s moneyline at home this weekend, and eye the under as it could turn into a slugfest in Palo Alto.
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