UCLA vs. BYU Pick

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Given BYU's play defensive play through two games, will the Cougars' game against UCLA at 10:15PM ET on Saturday night be a defensive struggle?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cougars are 3.5-point home underdogs versus the Bruins while the over/under is currently sitting at 49 points. Neither the side nor the total have changed off the opening numbers set by oddsmakers.

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UCLA: Sophomore quarterback Josh Rosen completed 23-of-37 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown in last Saturday's 42-21 victory over UNLV. Rosen didn't throw multiple touchdown passes in either game this season as his Heisman campaign is off to a slow start. The Bruins are now 1-1 on the season but failed to cover in both games, losing outright as a 5-point underdog to Texas A&M in the opening week and failing to cover as a 27-point favorite last weekend.

BYU: The Cougars are now 1-1 on the year after losing 20-19 to Utah last Saturday night. BYU is 2-0 against the spread, however, covering as a 1-point favorite in an 18-16 win over Arizona in Week 1 and as a 3-point underdog to Utah last weekend. The under has cashed in both of BYU's games, as the Cougar defense held both of its opponents to 20 points or less.

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OUR PICK: The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is a perfect 4-0 in the Cougars' last four games in September. The under is also 5-2 in BYU's last seven Pac-12 games and is 7-2-1 in the Bruins' last 10 games coming off a win. With Rosen still learning UCLA's new offensive system and not firing on all cylinders yet, look for this game to fall under the total for bettors.



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