North Carolina Central Eagles (2-0) vs. UCLA Bruins (2-0)
North Carolina Central Eagles vs. UCLA Bruins 9/16/23 – The NCAAF season is off to a flying start and Week 3 promises to be a spectacle as the undefeated North Carolina Central Eagles face off against the also undefeated UCLA Bruins. Slated for Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 5:00 PM ET, the clash is to unfold at the iconic Rose Bowl and will be broadcast on PACN.
The North Carolina Central Eagles have started strong this season. Key player Latrell Collier, their star running back, has made 33 rushing attempts, netting 167 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. His average of 5.1 yards per rush attempt is nothing short of impressive. Additionally, wide receiver Quentin McCall has been a game-changer with 2 receptions, 93 receiving yards, and an average of 46.5 yards per reception. The Eagles have shown they can fly high, but will they be able to maintain their flight path against a formidable UCLA?
The UCLA Bruins are not to be outdone, boasting an equally strong start to their season. Running back TJ Harden has dashed through defenses with 20 rushing attempts and a grand total of 167 rushing yards. He also brings to the table an outstanding 8.4 yards per rush attempt. J. Michael Sturdivant, UCLA’s wide receiver, has pulled in 7 receptions for a total of 159 receiving yards, including a long reception of 62 yards. Together, they form a potent attacking duo that would test any defense. If you’re looking for the free NCAA football picks, consider their matchups carefully.
North Carolina Central Eagles vs. UCLA Bruins Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 5:00 PM ET|
Davius Richard QB vs. Dante Moore QB
Davius Richard, the quarterback for the North Carolina Central Eagles, has had an impressive season so far, with 30 completions from 45 passing attempts, accumulating 363 passing yards. His completion percentage stands at 66.7% with a passer rating of 152. While Richard has exhibited decision-making skills and poise under pressure, he has 3 passing touchdowns and just one interception to his name, making him a reliable force on the field.
On the other side, Dante Moore of UCLA has been a revelation, with 24 completions from 39 passing attempts, amassing 433 passing yards. With a higher yards-per-attempt figure at 11.1 and a passer rating of 192, Moore has demonstrated his arm strength and accuracy, especially with 5 passing touchdowns. However, he has also been sacked three times, losing 19 yards in the process.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: UCLA ML, Total Odds: –
As of now, betting odds for both teams are not available, leaving room for speculations and wild guesses. However, the UCLA Bruins seem to edge out the North Carolina Central Eagles based on the team performances and the latest betting trends.
North Carolina Central Eagles Betting Trends
The Eagles have a less-than-stellar history when it comes to betting trends. They are 2-10 Against The Spread (ATS) in their last 12 games. The total score has exceeded the set mark in 4 of their last 5 games. Moreover, they have lost 10 straight games outright and have an abysmal 0-12 record in their last 12 games on the road. Furthermore, the Eagles seem to falter in September, losing 11 straight games during this month.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
UCLA, too, has had its challenges, posting a 1-5 record ATS in their last 6 games. However, the total has gone over in 14 of their last 20 games. On a brighter note, the Bruins are 14-4 Straight Up in their last 18 games and have an exceptional 9-2 record in their last 11 home games. In addition, they have won 8 consecutive games played in September.
North Carolina Central Eagles vs. UCLA Bruins 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Given the stats and betting trends, UCLA seems to be the more dependable pick for this game. North Carolina Central has a lot to prove, especially in road games and matches played in September. However, considering UCLA’s recent home game dominance and better overall performance, they have the upper hand. or more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some guaranteed online sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: UCLA 35, North Carolina Central 17.