The Las Vegas sportsbook has UCLA in 9th place (6-0, 3-0 in the Pac-12) as six-point underdogs on the road when they beat Oregon (5-1, 3-0 ) at number 10 visiting PDT on Saturday.
These are the last two unbeaten teams in conference play, so the winner will have the inside lane for a seat in the Pac-12 championship game on Dec. 2 in Las Vegas, while the loser will join USC and Utah in one loss, which are both idle.
The Bruins are 4-2 against the spread as their only non-covers were against Alabama State and South Alabama when they were big favorites by 48.5 and 15.5 points, respectively. They exit their bye week after upsetting Utah 42-32 as a three-point underdog on the road. The only other time this season the Bruins were dogs was the previous week when they also upset Washington 40-32 as 2.5-point dogs.
Early bettors have shown their support for UCLA as 71% of the bets and 76% of the money were on the Bruins +6 at DraftKings Thursday morning. Visit VSiN’s College Football Splits page for the latest betting trends.
Chip Kelly’s UCLA offense exploded for 28 points in the second half to come away in the 42-32 win in Utah, led by quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson with 299 passing yards and five total TDs (four passing, 1 rushing). Running back Zach Charbonnet again led the running attack with 198 yards and a TD. UCLA has scored at least 32 points in every game this year.
Oregon also comes with a high-profile offense led by Auburn transfer quarterback Bo Nix. The Ducks, meanwhile, were blown out at 49-3 – no. 1 Georgia (then ranked No. 3) but has had at least 40 points in every game since, including a 49-22 loss at Arizona two weeks ago.
Odds makers have put the over/under on this game at an understandably high 71.5 points. Early punters seem to think it should be even higher as 57% of bets and 69% of bets are on the over.
All signs point to UCLA covering at least 6-point street dogs in a high-scoring shootout for the Pac-12 lead.
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