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Sun Bowl Best Bets Pittsburgh vs UCLA Prediction and Odds

Sun Bowl Best Bets Pittsburgh vs UCLA Prediction and Odds

At the onset of 2022, it was understood that Pitt would be challenged to match their 2021 ACC championship.  Indeed, it proved too much for Pitt to repeat as the ACC champion.  The Panthers suffered through inconsistent College Football betting Campaign.  And they were never serious ACC title contenders.  Still, Pitt has qualified for a decent bowl berth.  Head coach Pat Narduzzi has proven to be a good fit and has improved the level of Pitt’s program.  But whether Pitt can become a seriously consistent ACC contender remains to be seen.

Pitt Panthers vs. UCLA Bruins  Information

Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Location: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
TV Coverage: CBS

Pitt Panthers vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Odds

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At the onset first Sun Bowl was played on January 1, 1935.  Hence, the Sun Bowl is one of the oldest Bitcoin Sportsbook bowl games in America.  Starting with the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl. The UCLA Bruins will face Pitt in the Sun Bowl.  In like manner, UCLA is in a similar situation to Pitt with its program.

Both teams have equal branding and standing in the eyes of the betting public.  Also, these programs had their moments in 2022 but fell short when it mattered most.  Thus, gamblers can expect an honest line with minimal public influence.

Kelly’s Heroes Turn in Another Solid Season  

Last game, the UCLA Bruins won 35-28 against the Cal Bears as 11-point road favorites.  The game went under the Betting on College Football total of 63.5.  UCLA has a record of 9-3 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total.  UCLA ranks 3rd for total offense, 39th for passing, 4th for rushing and 10th for scoring.  Defensively they rank 88th overall, 120th against the pass, 32nd against the rush, and 85th for points allowed.  Also, UCLA ranks 63rd for fewest turnovers lost and 66th for takeaways.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson ran for two touchdowns, And he passed for another to rally UCLA from an 11-point deficit.  Overall, the Bruins finished with 541 yards of offense.  Including 52 on the ground.  UCLA rebounded from a narrow defeat to USC the previous week, eliminating them from league title contention.

In sum, Thompson-Robinson passed for 189 yards and gained another 88 on the ground.  Zach Charbonnet rushed for 119 yards and a score.  And then he converted a fourth-and-2 run in Cal territory late in the game, which chewed up valuable time.  Also, TJ Harden added 89 yards rushing on 12 carries for the Bruins.  Thompson-Robinson could improvise when plays broke down.  And that keyed UCLA’s surge after it fell behind 21-10 late in the second quarter.

Pitt Takes Step Back for Better Days Ahead  

Last game, the Pitt Panthers won 42-16 against the Miami Hurricanes as 4.5-point road favorites.  The game went over the bet on NCAAF total of 43.5.  Pitt has a record of 8-4 straight up, 5-7 against the spread, and 9-3 over/under the total.  Pitt ranks 59th for total offense, 81st for passing, 46th for rushing and 50th for scoring.  Defensively they rank 19th overall, 67th against the pass, 7th against the rush, and 44th for points allowed.  Also, Pitt ranks 99th for fewest turnovers lost and 67th for takeaways.

Namely, Kedon Slovis threw three touchdown passes.  All to Jared Wayne.  While Israel Abanikanda rushed for two touchdowns as Pitt rolled past Miami.  Abanikanda now has 20 touchdown runs this season.  To summarize, he finished with 111 yards on the ground.  It was his sixth consecutive 100-yard game for the Panthers.  Wayne had first-half TD catches for 26, and 66 yards as Pitt took a 28-0 lead into the break.  Late on he caught a 7-yarder late in the third.  It was Pitt’s biggest win ever over Miami.  Previously, their largest margin was a 17-point victory in 1976.

Sun Bowl CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, UCLA brings better Betting on NCAAF value.  The Bruins have a better body of work.

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