UCLA Bruins vs San Diego State Aztecs 9-9-23

UCLA Bruins vs. San Diego State Aztecs 9/9/23 NCAAF Week 2 Tips, Odds, and Prediction

UCLA Bruins (1-0) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (2-0

UCLA Bruins vs. San Diego State Aztecs 9/9/23On September 9, 2023, UCLA Bruins and San Diego State Aztecs will face off in an exciting match-up that promises an enthralling battle between these two dynamic teams. UCLA has started strong at 1-0 while SDSU has made 2-0 points so far; both look to extend their winning streak. Snapdragon Stadium hosts this clash which airs live on CBS at 7:30 PM ET for what promises to be an engaging contest between these two formidable opponents.


UCLA running back TJ Harden has been an instrumental piece in their offensive success this season, amassing an impressive 76 rushing yards on just 11 attempts, an average 6.9 yard per rush average, and his longest rush of 30 yards which shows his ability to break through tackles and make significant plays. Unfortunately, though, Harden lacks touchdowns – something that could prove crucial during close games.


San Diego State’s Jaylon Armstead has been an absolute powerhouse on the ground. Over 18 carries, he amassed 138 rushing yards at an average of 7.7 yards per carry while scoring one touchdown. Mekhi Shaw also proved valuable as an offensive weapon, garnering 50 receiving yards over 4 receptions while averaging 12.5 yards per catch. Their combined efforts will be vital if SDSU hopes to pull off an upset win this week. Check out our free expert NCAA Football picks for more insights.

UCLA Bruins vs. San Diego State Aztecs Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET 
Where: Snapdragon Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

Dante Moore QB vs. Jalen Mayden QB


When it comes to the quarterback position, both teams offer unique attributes. UCLA’s Dante Moore has a passer rating of 196.8, with 143 yards over just 12 passing attempts, scoring 2 touchdowns. He demonstrates incredible efficiency, although with a limited sample size. 


On the other hand, San Diego State’s Jalen Mayden has a passer rating of 124.5, completing 31 of 47 attempts for 249 yards and 2 touchdowns. While Mayden has more game-time experience this season, he also has been sacked twice, losing 7 yards in the process. Moore’s higher yards-per-attempt indicates a more dynamic and risk-taking playstyle, which might be the edge in a game like this.


Odds/Point Spread: UCLA Bruins -500, Total Odds: 49

The current spread is at -13.5 for UCLA and +13.5 for San Diego State. UCLA is at a moneyline of -500, while San Diego State is at +395. The total is at 49 with odds of -110 for both over and under.


UCLA Bruins Betting Trends

The UCLA Bruins show a perplexing set of trends. While they are 0-5 Against The Spread (ATS) in their last 5 games, signaling a challenge for bettors expecting them to cover large spreads, they are an impressive 13-4 Straight Up (SU) in their last 17 games. This indicates that while they often win, they might not do so by margins large enough to satisfy the spread. Specific to this matchup, UCLA has a 5-1 ATS and SU record in their last 6 games against San Diego State. This indicates historical dominance over the Aztecs, and this could mentally give them an edge going into the game. Lastly, when it comes to total points, the OVER has hit in 9 out of UCLA’s last 12 games, suggesting that their contests usually turn into high-scoring affairs.


San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends

San Diego State has a relatively better record of 5-2 SU in their last 7 games, indicating they’ve been competitive recently. However, they have a problematic 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in September. This seasonal trend suggests that while they can pull off wins, they struggle to meet the expectations set by the odds makers in the early parts of the season. One of the most eye-catching stats is their home-game performance, where they are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home. This is a beacon of hope for the Aztecs as they look to defend their turf against the Bruins. Moreover, when playing against teams from UCLA’s conference, the UNDER has been the trend in 4 out of San Diego State’s last 6 games, contrasting sharply with UCLA’s OVER trend.


UCLA Bruins vs. San Diego State Aztecs 9/9/23 Betting Picks

After weighing all the key performance indicators, betting odds, and historical trends, my recommendation leans towards UCLA for the win but San Diego State for the cover. While UCLA’s explosive offense seems too much for the Aztecs, the 13.5 point spread seems a bit too generous given San Diego State’s home record and running game. Expect a high-scoring affair, but one where San Diego State can keep it relatively close. For more insights, check out our guaranteed sports picks today.

Free Pick and Prediction:UCLA Bruins will win 35-24.