Week 10 NCAAF Picks for Arizona vs. UCLA

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:28 PM GMT

We share our free College Football pick for Arizona vs. UCLA, pointing out that Jim Mora has covered the number in both meetings against Rich Rodriguez in Pac-12 play. This provides UCLA value.

Back On the Road
Arizona tallied a 59-37 victory over the Washington State Cougars as 2.5-point road favorites last Saturday, which is important to consider when looking over the College Football odds, as it heads back on the road in Week 10.

The Wildcats played back-to-back Pac-12 Conference road games two times in 2013, with the squad going 1-1 SU and 0-2 ATS in closing out each of those trips.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 5-6 SU and 6-5 ATS as underdogs, with the OVER going 6-5 in that situation.

 

Important Home Game
UCLA is in the midst of playing three of four games away from the Rose Bowl, which included a 40-37 overtime victory as 14-point favorites last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for the first time since Sept. 25.

The Bruins have compiled an 11-2 SU record against Pac-12 South opponents under head coach Jim Mora, which can’t be ignored when making your NCAA football picks, as they attempt to secure their first home win against a top-15 foe since 2007.

It’s important to point out that the school is 6-1 SU and 3-4 ATS as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points in its last seven opportunities.

 

Solomon Is Enjoying a Special Season
Wildcats quarterback Anu Solomon is one of the great young players in the country, as he enters this high-profile matchup with a 12-0 touchdown-to-interception ratio in the second half this season.

He made headlines by becoming the first freshman to ever start a season opener at Arizona, and hasn’t looked back in completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 2,430 yards and 20 touchdowns with just four picks.

 

All About Hundley
The UCLA Bruins this season have been the worst against-the-spread team on the collegiate gridiron, but they deserve to be home favorites in this matchup, as star quarterback Brett Hundley prepares to face a defense that ranks 120th in defending the pass.

The former Heisman Trophy candidate has played a big part in UCLA going 2-0 SUATS in the last two meetings in this rivalry, with the team winning the statistical battle by a 1,087-682 combined margin.

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Bruins as one of their top Week 10 College Football pick, as the Wildcats are 2-7 ATS in November contests dating back to 2012.

Free College Football Pick:  UCLA Bruins -5 at Pinnacle Sports