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NC State vs. UCLA 12/28/21 - San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Picks & Predictions

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs UCLA Bruins Odds & Info

Game North Carolina State Wolfpack vs UCLA Bruins
Date & Time Tuesday December 28, 2021, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Petco Park San Diego, CA
Latest odds
NCST -1 ; O/U 60
TV Channel
FOX

On Tuesday, December 28, the UCLA Bruins play the No. 18 ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl at Petco Park in San Diego, California. UCLA ended its regular season 8-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12. The Bruins won each of their last three including a 42-14 victory over California to end the regular season. UCLA scored an average of 36.7 points per game and allowed an average of 26.8 points per game.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson passed for 2,409 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. The leading rusher was Zach Carbonnet with 1,137 yards and 13 touchdowns while the leading receiver was Kyle Phillips with 739 yards in 10 touchdown receptions. On defense, Qwuantrezz Knight was the leading tackler with 65 and Bo Calvert was the leader in quarterback sacks with 4.0.

North Carolina State ended the regular season 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the ACC finishing second to only Wake Forest in the Atlantic division. North Carolina State defeated North Carolina 34-30 and its final game of the regular season and won four of the last five. The Wolfpack scored an average of 33.1 points per game and allowed an average of only 19.7 points per game. 

Devin Leary passed for 3,433 yards with 35 touchdowns and five interceptions. The leading rusher was Zonovan Knight with 753 yards and three touchdowns while Ricky Pearson Jr rushed for 636 yards and five touchdowns. Emeka Emezie was the leading receiver with 802 yards and six touchdown receptions. On defense, Drake Thomas was the leading tackler with 99 and tied for the lead in quarterback sacks at 6.0 with Vi Jones.

Recent Betting Trends

  • UCLA is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Bruins last 5
  • North Carolina State is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 bowl games
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Wolfpack’s last 20

Free NCAAF Pick:

North Carolina State Wolfpack -1

North Carolina State ended the regular season well, winning each of its last two and four of the last five. North Carolina State allowed an average of only 19.7 points per game which was 18th in the nation and scored 33.1 points per game. Quarterback Devin Leary played very well under center throwing 35 touchdown passes and only five interceptions and two running backs gained 636 yards or more for the Wolfpack. Final Score Prediction Comment North Carolina Wolfpack wins and covers ATS 34-27.

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