UCLA Bruins vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Pick
Opening Line: Nebraska -4.5
Time: 12 PM EST Saturday September 14, 2013 on ABC
Nebraska is 2-0 and was given a scare in their season opening 3-point win over Wyoming. They will be facing a rested UCLA team that has only played 1 game and scored 58 points in that contest. The Huskers rank 8th in the nation in rushing yards per game with 2 RBís that are averaging around 6 yards per carry.
With the exception of the Alabama vs. Texas A&M game this non-conference game is the only one between 2 ranked teams.
In their last games UCLA beat Nevada 58-20 and Nebraska beat Southern Miss 56-13.
This season UCLA is 1-0 ATS with an Over/Under record of 1-0 and Nebraska is 1-1 ATS with an Over/Under record of 2-0.
Last season at UCLA the Bruins beat the Huskers 36-30.
In their thrashing of Southern Miss Nebraska rushed for 285 yards with RBís Ameer Abdullah and Terrell Newby combining to rush for 174 yards with 2 TD.
TNot only are the RBís the big issue for the UCLA defense, but so is duel threat QB Taylor Martinez. In the game against Southern Miss he threw 3 TD with 0 INT and for the season he has 114 rushing yards. In the win over Nevada the Bruins played another duel threat QB in Cody Fajardo and while they played solid pass defense they allowed him to rush for 106 yards.
TUCLA is led by QB Brett Hundley, who is a Heisman dark horse and was great in the opening win over Nevada passing for 274 yards with 2 TD and rushing for 63 yards with 2 TD. He has a solid set of targets and will be facing a Nebraska pass defense that had 2 INT for TD in the Southern Miss win.
TWhile Nebraska has 3 INT this season they have had issues in their secondary and that that is not good with Hundley coming to town. Last week against Southern Miss they gave up 222 passing yards and in their season opener facing Wyoming they gave up 383 yards in the air.
TBruins RB Jordon James had 155 rushing yards with 1 TD in the season opener and the 5í9Ē back has a tall task facing a Huskersí run defense that only gave up 62 yards last week against Southern Miss.Betting Trends
UCLA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, and they have an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
Nebraska is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall, and they have an Over record of 3-0-1 in their last 4 home games.
ATS Game Pick
Take the Bruins +3.5 at Bovada