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UCLA Bruins Face the California Golden Bears: Week 8 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

UCLA Bruins


California Golden Bears
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:30 PM ET
California Memorial Stadium


A classic matchup in the Pac-12 this Saturday sends the UCLA Bruins on the road to tangle with the California Golden Bears.

The Bruins have dropped their last two games both SU and ATS in losses to Utah and Oregon. They are now a costly 1-5 ATS this season.

The Golden Bears lost to Washington 31-7 last Saturday as 3.5-point home favorites to fall to 4-2 SU and ATS. The home team in this matchup is 9-1 SU in the last 10 meetings and it is 6-1 ATS in the last seven contests. The total has stayed UNDER in three of the last four meetings.

UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the California Golden Bears sat as 8-point underdogs, according to BetDSI. The total was 73.5 over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 30-26 victory for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UCLA Bruins will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the California Golden Bears are 4-2 ATS. UCLA is 2-4 against the over under total, while California is 4-2 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and California vs UCLA injuries news.

The game pits the California Golden Bears, currently No. 110 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the UCLA Bruins, who rate No. 19 in the latest survey.

How UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the California Golden Bears No. 10-ranked offense (42.83 PPG) against a UCLA Bruins defense that ranks No. 83 at 28.5 PPG. The California Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 381 yards per game, more than the UCLA Bruins give up through the air (260.83 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the UCLA Bruins own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 128 yards per game when on the road. California, on the other hand, rates No. 93 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Paul Perkins ran through the Oregon defense for 190 yards in UCLA's last game, but the Bruins still lost a 42-30 decision at Rose Bowl.


In their last game, California's aerial attack generated 304 yards but it was the Huskies coming away with a 31-7 victory over California at California Memorial Stadium.

UCLA Bruins vs California Golden Bears Betting Odds Trends

UCLA is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
UCLA is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
California is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
California is 6-17 ATS in its last 23 games
California is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
California is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games

Next Betting Matchups

UCLA at Colorado, Saturday, October 25th
California home to Oregon, Friday, October 24th