A fun Pac-12 game is on the schedule for Saturday, November 21, 2020, when the UCLA Bruins (1-1) visit the #11 Oregon Ducks (2-0). Oregon sits at the top of the Pac-12 North and UCLA is in third in the Pac-12 South. With the schedule shuffling the time and station is still to be determined, as on Monday, but the game will be on the ESPN family of networks.
Through two games, the UCLA offense is averaging 38.0 points per game and 459.0 yards per game, 249.5 through the air and 209.5 on the ground. Demetric Felton leads the team with 164 rushing yards and one touchdown, and Greg Dulcich has a team high seven receptions for 206 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 29.0 points and 350.5 yards, 191.5 passing and 159.0 rushing.
The Oregon offense is averaging 39.0 points per game and 538.5 yards per game, 269.5 through the air and 269.0 on the ground. CJ Verdell leads the team with 223 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and Jaylon Redd has a team high nine receptions for 128 yards. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 21.5 points and 417.0 yards, 268.5 passing and 148.5 rushing.
Below is my pick for the UCLA Bruins at #11 Oregon Ducks. All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook.UCLA Bruins at #11 Oregon Ducks (-14.5): O/U 64.5 (-113/-108)
Last time out, UCLA hosted the Cal Golden Bears, on a Sunday, and came away with a dominant 34-10 win. Cal took a 3-0 lead early, but UCLA erased that and took the lead for good at the end of the first quarter. UCLA scored the final 20 points of the game to finish off the blowout. QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 14/26 for 196 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, and rushed the ball 12 times for 52 yards and one touchdown. UCLA rushed the ball 54 times for 244 yards and two touchdowns on the day. The UCLA defense held the Cal offense to just 176 total yards and forced one Golden Bears interception.
Oregon visited the Washington State Cougars and had to really fight for a 43-29 victory. Washington State led 19-7 late in the second quarter, but Oregon scored 21 unanswered points after that to take control of the game and come away with the win. QB Tyler Shough went 21/30 for 312 yards, four touchdowns, one interception, and added 81 yards on the ground. CJ Verdell had a great night with 118 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries. The Oregon defense gave up 421 yards and did not force any Wazzou turnovers.
Series History: Oregon won the most recent meeting, but UCLA still leads the all-time series 39-29.
Football ATS Picks: I like UCLA +14.5 in this one.
2020 CFB Picks Results: 34-23