Bruins take on Buffaloes in Week 5 contest
UCLA Bruins vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds
Folsom Field features a battle between the host Colorado Buffaloes and the visiting UCLA Bruins in betting action Saturday.
They battle the Bruins, currently with a 3-1 mark (3-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-1 for the Buffaloes and 2-2 for the Bruins.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Buffaloes as 21-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 123-rated Buffaloes and the No. 14-rated Bruins in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 44-15 win for the Bruins on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 93-ranked offense (23.5 PPG) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 46 at 21.8 PPG. The Buffaloes passing attack has averaged 223.2 yards per game, less than the Bruins give up through the air (247.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bruins feature the league's No. 65-rated road run defense, allowing 174 yards per game. Colorado, meanwhile, ranks No. 84 in rushing offense at home.
UCLA was a 27-20 loser in its last match at home against Oregon State. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 47 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Brett Hundley's 372-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Oregon State earned a 27-20 win over UCLA on Saturday at Rose Bowl.
Colorado won its last outing, a 35-34 result against Washington State on September 22. Colorado covered in that game as a 20-point underdog, while the 69 combined points took the game OVER the total. In Colorado's last outing, Jordan Webb threw for 345 yards to lead the Buffaloes over Washington State 35-34 at Martin Stadium.
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Bruins at Buffaloes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of UCLA's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games on the road
UCLA is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
UCLA is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
Colorado is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
UCLA at California, Saturday, October 6
Colorado home to Arizona State, Thursday, October 11