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Game Preview - Bruins underdogs vs Utes at Utah

UCLA BruinsUtah Utes
Nov 12, 5:30 PM | Turf of Rice-Eccles Stadium

UCLA Bruins vs Utah Utes Odds

5-4TEAM RECORD5-4

The Utah Utes host UCLA on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-5 ATS mark against the 5-4 Bruins in NCAAF action at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

They will face the 5-4 Bruins, who own a 3-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Utes are 2-6-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bruins are 4-5 favoring the OVER.

View UCLA vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Utes were listed as 6.5-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 91-rated Bruins taking on the No. 83-rated Utes in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 29-19 win for the Utes on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 84-ranked offense (24.4 PPG) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 94 at 31.4 PPG. The Utes passing attack has averaged 181.7 yards per game, less than the Bruins give up through the air (241.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bruins feature the league's No. 66-rated road run defense, allowing 175.8 yards per game. Utah, meanwhile, ranks No. 85 in rushing offense at home.

UCLA was a 29-28 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arizona State. They covered the 8–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (57) made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 34-21 winner as they battled Arizona on the road. Utah covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 55 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Bruins at Utes trends to consider:
UCLA is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
UCLA is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Utah is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 11 games
Utah is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
UCLA home to Colorado, Saturday, November 19
Utah at Washington State, Saturday, November 19

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