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Betting line favors Longhorns over Bruins

Texas LonghornsUCLA Bruins
Sep 17, 3:30 PM | Grass of Rose Bowl

Texas Longhorns vs UCLA Bruins Odds


The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between UCLA and Texas on Saturday, with the host Bruins trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

The Longhorns will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bruins are 0-1 ATS. Texas is 0-2 against the total, while UCLA is 1-0 versus the number.

View Texas vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Bruins pegged as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by the books at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 30 and the Longhorns at No. 20 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 37-27 result in favor of the Longhorns.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's #62-ranked offense (30.5 PPG) against a Longhorns defense that ranks #19 at 12.5 PPG. The Bruins passing attack has averaged 233.5 yards per game, more than the Longhorns give up through the air (143 YPG on average).

Texas was a 17-16 winner in their most recent outing at home against BYU. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (33) made winners of UNDER bettors.

UCLA won its last outing, a 27-17 result against San Jose State on September 10. UCLA failed to cover in that game as a 20.5-point favorite, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Longhorns at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
Texas is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Texas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UCLA's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
UCLA is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Texas at Iowa State, Saturday, October 1
UCLA at Oregon State, Saturday, September 24