Foster Farms Bowl NCAAF Betting Lines & Preview

Posted by Aaron . on December 25, 2015 in

UCLA takes on Nebraska this Saturday at 9:15pm Eastern time on ESPN in the 2015 edition of the Foster Farms Bowl, played at Levi’s Stadium in suburban San Francisco. UCLA (8-4) is favored to win by 6.5 points, and the over/under total is 61 points. Nebraska enters the game with a record of 5-7, having received a bowl berth only because there were not enough six-win teams for the 40 bowl games and Nebraska had one of the highest academic progress ratings of the five-win teams. Click here for NCAAF betting lines.

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Why should you take Nebraska (+6.5)?

This is a Cornhuskers team that started 3-6 but then beat Michigan State at home to make them the only team to knock the Spartans off so far this season. They got to 5-6 by beating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. However, in the finale, they lost to Iowa in a game that should have been much closer, but quarterback Tommy Armstrong threw four interceptions. His inconsistency has marred the Huskers’ performance, as their passing game has suffered, and their running game has been iffy as well. However, this can be a really tough team to play, and that could keep this game closer — if not make Nebraska a winner.

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Why should you bet on the Bruins (-6.5)?

UCLA was as high as #7 in the AP Top 25 this season, but some injuries and inconsistent play pushed them out of contention in the Pac-12. They beat three ranked teams this year, but they lost four games — too many to give them a higher profile bowl game. Josh Rosen is their quarterback, the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. He threw for 3,351 yards and had five different games when he threw for 300 yards or more. However, he also threw multiple picks in three different games. If he is on, though, the Bruins will be difficult to stop.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Bruins had to come through a more difficult schedule in the Pac-12 and did a better job against ranked opposition than Nebraska. Finally, there won’t be as much enthusiasm among the Cornhuskers, who are playing in a bowl with just five wins. I like the Bruins to win this bowl game played not far from their home turf — and to cover.