UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 229 ViewsOn 10/20/2013 12:53 PM in NCAA Football
The Oregon Ducks are one of the favorite teams to play the Alabama Crimson Tide for the BCS Championship. However, the Ducks have to avoid falling down during the season if they want that rematch to happen. One of those potential pitfalls happens this week when the Ducks go up against the Bruins. UCLA has a very good football team and they have all the tools to go up against the Ducks.
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks Odds
The college football odds for this game opened up with the Ducks listed as (-20) point favorites. This number is high due to the fact that the Ducks have yet to lose and the Bruins are off a very ugly loss to the Stanford Cardinal. If the Bruins were able to pull off that upset then this line would have at least been below -20 at several of the top rated sportsbooks.
How bad did it get for the Bruins? UCLA was held to 74 yards rushing. Malcolm Jones had a team-high 30 yards, 28 on UCLA's first three plays. He had two carries the rest of the game.
Mora said that Jones was in at the start because they had us backed up. UCLA started at the four-yard line after Stanford downed a punt. It only got worse from there. The offensive play of the game was by Stanford wide receiver Kodi Whitfield, who reached up with his right hand to make a one-handed catch between two UCLA defensive backs on a 30-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. They will have to play better if they hope to beat the Ducks.
The college football betting trends for this game reveal many positive angles for both teams. The Ducks are 13-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 16 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
The Bruins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games when playing a team with a winning home record. The road team and the underdog is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.