UCLA vs. Boise State: Starco Brands La Bowl Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – December 16, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 8, 2023

The UCLA Bruins are the favorites, but by less than a touchdown (-5.5), in this year’s Starco Brands La Bowl, where they will face the Boise State Broncos. SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California will act as host on December 16, 2023, starting at 7:30 PM ETand airing on ABC. The over/under in this contest is 47 points.

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UCLA vs. Boise State Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
UCLA -5.5 -110 -110 47 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for UCLA vs Boise State
ATS Total Score prediction
Boise State (+5.5) Over (47) Boise State 26 UCLA 24

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

UCLA Boise State
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 25.8 (79) 32.9 (22)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 18.1 (11) 24.8 (70)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 17 (110) 14 (84)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 17 (13) 15 (34)

UCLA vs. Boise State Betting Insights

UCLA Stats and Trends

  • UCLA has covered five times in 12 chances against the spread this season.
  • The Bruins have an ATS record of 3-4 when playing as at least 5.5-point favorites this season.
  • This season, games featuring the UCLA have gone over the point total just twice.
  • The Bruins and their opponents have combined to score more than 47 points in four of 12 games this season.
  • UCLA has an average point total of 55.1 in their outings this year, 8.1 more points than this game’s over/under.

Boise State Stats and Trends

  • Boise State has put together a 7-5-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Broncos have been an underdog by 5.5 points or more this season once, and failed to cover the spread.
  • Boise State games have gone over the point total nine out of 13 times this season.
  • The Broncos have combined with their opponent to score more than 47 points in 10 of 13 games this season.
  • Boise’s average game total this season has been 56.2, 9.2 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

UCLA Players to Watch

  • Dante Moore has passed for 1,610 yards while completing 53.5% of his throws (114-of-213), with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions (178.9 yards per game).
  • Carson Steele has churned out a team-high 846 rushing yards (70.5 yards per game) and scored six touchdowns.
  • TJ Harden has run for 722 yards on 136 carries (60.2 yards per game), with six touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • This season Logan Loya has 58 receptions for a team-high 650 receiving yards (54.2 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • J.Michael Sturdivant’s stat line this year shows 32 catches for 455 yards and three touchdowns. He averages 37.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Moliki Matavao has racked up 266 yards on 12 receptions with two touchdowns, averaging 29.6 yards per game.

Boise State Players to Watch

  • This year, Taylen Green has collected 1,752 passing yards (134.8 yards per game) while going 121-for-212 (57.1% completion percentage) and throwing 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has tacked on 434 rushing yards on 77 carries with nine touchdowns, averaging 33.4 yards per game.
  • Ashton Jeanty has rushed for a team-leading 1,266 yards on 204 attempts (115.1 yards per game) while scoring 14 touchdowns. He also averages 50.2 receiving yards per game, grabbing 39 passes for 552 yards and five touchdowns.
  • George Holani has rushed for 606 yards on 116 carries (86.6 yards per game), with five touchdowns on the ground this year. He also has 16 catches for 154 yards (22.0 per game).
  • Eric McAlister has hauled in 47 passes for a team-best 873 yards with five touchdowns. He averages 97.0 yards per game.
  • This season Billy Bowens has caught 25 passes for 360 yards and one touchdown, averaging 30.0 receiving yards per game.

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