Game Preview - Beavers underdogs vs Bruins at UCLA
Oregon State Beavers vs UCLA Bruins Odds
The 3-0 UCLA Bruins and 1-0 Oregon State Beavers kick-off their Pac-12 seasons when they hook up at the Rose Bowl Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET ESPN2).
UCLA, with three fairly impressive wins to their credit for new Coach Mora, are favored by 11.5 points over the Beavers, who opened their season with a 10-7 upset victory over Wisconsin.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Bruins pegged as 11-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Bruins sit at No. 10 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Beavers are at No. 6 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bruins will win this game 40-22.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 20-ranked offense (40.7 PPG) against a Beavers defense that ranks No. 4 at 7 PPG. The Bruins passing attack has averaged 310.7 yards per game, more than the Beavers give up through the air (172 YPG on average).
Oregon State was a 10-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisconsin. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (17) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Beavers were Week 2 winners, coming out on top of the Badgers by a score of 10-7.
Last time out for UCLA, they were a 37-6 winner as they battled Houston at home. UCLA covered in the match as a 17.5-point favorite, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brett Hundley's 320-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as UCLA earned a 37-6 win over Houston on Saturday at Rose Bowl.
Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Beavers at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oregon State's last 6 games when playing UCLA
Oregon State is 15-6-1 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon State's last 6 games
Oregon State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA's last 6 games when playing Oregon State
UCLA is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oregon State
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of UCLA's last 24 games at home
Oregon State at Arizona, Saturday, September 29
UCLA at Colorado, Saturday, September 29