Bruins host Buffaloes in Week 10 action
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Coming off a loss at Oregon in which they were outscored 28-0 after halftime the UCLA Bruins look to stay alive in the Pac-12's South Division when they host the 3-4 Colorado Buffaloes Saturday at the Rose Bowl (7:30 pm ET, Fox Sports 1).
At 2-2 in conference play the Bruins are tied for second in the South, a game back of division-leading Arizona State. Also, despite the loss to the Ducks, UCLA is 5-2 ATS on the season.
The Buffs, on the other hand, are 0-4 in Pac-12 play and 3-4 ATS.
As of early this week the Bruins, who have beaten Colorado the last two seasons by 28 and 39 points, were favored by 27 points over the Buffaloes.
The Buffaloes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bruins are 5-2 ATS. Colorado is 5-2 against the total, while UCLA is 2-5 versus the number.
The home team opened as 24-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 117-rated Buffaloes taking on the No. 35-rated Bruins in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 41-19 win for the Bruins on Saturday.
In their last action, Colorado was a 44-20 loser at home against Arizona. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (64) was profitable news for OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 32-ranked offense (36.14 PPG) against a Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 114 at 37.14 PPG. The Bruins passing attack has averaged 267.71 yards per game, less than the Buffaloes give up through the air (268 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Buffaloes feature the league's No. 49-rated road run defense, allowing 163.33 yards per game. UCLA, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.
A few Buffaloes at Bruins trends to consider:
Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 4-16 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
UCLA is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
UCLA is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Colorado at Washington, Saturday, November 9th
UCLA at Arizona, Saturday, November 9th