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UCLA vs NC State Picks & Predictions – 2021 Holiday Bowl
The UCLA Bruins (8-4) face the North Carolina State Wolfpack (9-3) this Tuesday for this 2021 Holiday Bowl College Football game.
UCLA vs NC State Odds:
This UCLA Bruins vs NC State Wolfpack College Football Holiday Bowl game kicks off on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 8:00pm et at Petco Park in San Diego.
NC State is currently listed on DraftKings as a -2 point favorite against the spread and -130 on the moneyline. The over/under is currently at 60 total points.
The betting public has 71% of their money behind the Wolfpack as the favorite.
UCLA vs NC State Picks and Predictions
UCLA comes into this game with the 14th ranked offense in the nation that’s scoring an average of 36.5 points per game. Their defense on the other hand is giving up an average of 26.8 points per game, but in 3 of their four losses they allowed 40 points or more.
Much of the Bruins success offensively was due to their great rushing attack lead by Zach Charbonnet and Brittain Brown. Also, you can’t forget about Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson who’s eligible to return next season, but some reports are saying this could be his last game and the UCF transfer Dillon Gabriel will take over the helm for 2022.
UCLA is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games and the total has gone over in the Bruins last 5 games.
On the other side of the field, NC State comes into this game finishing the regular season 9-3 and extremely motivated to get to that 10 win mark. The Wolfpack only season with double-digit wins was all the way back in 2002 when Quarterback Phillip River lead them to an 11-3 season.
NC State offensively this 2021 season is ranked 30th in the nation by scoring an average of 32 points per game. On defense, the Wolfpack give up an average of 20.8 points per game, which puts them ranked 20th in the country. NC State is also ranked 26th in the nation in red zone scoring percentage at 89%.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Devin Leary will return next year for his fifth season with the Wolfpack. Leary will go up against this UCLA defense that operates out of the Nickel base with 5 defensive backs, so you should see Leary’s 3 main targets, Emezie, Carter, and Thomas put up big numbers in this matchup.
North Carolina State 7-1 straight up in their last 8 games when playing the favorite and the total has gone over in 7 of the Wolfpack last 10 games.
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