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Streaks on the Line as UCLA Visits BYU

Soso Jamabo UCLA

The UCLA Bruins look to end a three-game straight-up road losing streak on Saturday, when they visit the BYU Cougars, who currently ride an eight-game SU win streak on their home turf at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • The total played UNDER in 3 of the past 4 matchups between these teams.
  • BYU is 2-7 SU in its past 9 against Pac-12 opponents, 4-1 ATS in its past 5.
  • UCLA is 7-0 SU in its past 7 road games immediately following a SU home victory.

The Bruins came up big in Week 2, as rusher Soso Jamabo ran for three scores in a solid 42-21 victory over UNLV. But UCLA continued to struggle at the sportsbooks, failing to cover as 27-point favorites in their fourth straight loss against the spread.

UCLA opened the season with a 31-24 overtime loss at Texas A&M as 5-point underdogs, following a blowout 40-21 loss to USC, and a 37-29 defeat by Nebraska in last year's Foster Farms Bowl.

BYU kicks off its 2016 home schedule following a heartbreaking 20-19 loss to in-state rival Utah last Saturday, their second SU loss in their past three. The Cougars went undefeated at home last season, and consistently rewarded loyal sports bettors at home with a 6-1 ATS record over their past seven.

The Cougars have also posted wins in their past two home dates against UCLA, and kept it close in a 24-23 road loss to the Bruins last season, covering as 16.5-point underdogs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home BYU Cougars were 4-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 34-30 result in favor of the Cougars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UCLA Bruins vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UCLA Bruins have seen them go 1-1 and 0-2 ATS so far this season, while the BYU Cougars are at 1-1 and 2-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 0-2, while the Bruins are 1-0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and BYU vs UCLA injuries news.

The game pits the BYU Cougars, currently No. 27 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the UCLA Bruins, who rate No. 45 in the latest survey.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UNLV didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bruins as UCLA blasted them 42-21 in Week 2 action.

In their last game, the Cougars were Week 2 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-19 score against Utah.

Betting Trends
  • California-Los Angeles is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • California-Los Angeles is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • California-Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • California-Los Angeles is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Brigham Young is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Brigham Young is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Brigham Young is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Brigham Young is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UCLA home to Stanford, Saturday, September 24th
BYU at West Virginia, Saturday, September 24th