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Virginia Cavaliers Prediction vs UCLA Bruins in Week 1 College Football Odds

UCLA Bruins


Virginia Cavaliers
Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Scott Stadium

The Bruins get quite a one-sided matchup in their season opener following a 10-3 SU season in which they posted a 9-4 ATS mark. UCLA were money-makers on the road at 4-2 ATS and they didn’t disappoint when favored at 6-1 ATS.

UCLA is 6-1 SU, 5-2 ATS as road chalk since 2008 annd 7-2 ATS in its past nine as double-digit favorites. Virginia ended 2013 on 9-game losing skid and has been outscored 128-31 the past three games vs Pac 12 schools.

The Cavaliers begin their season having lost nine in a row SU. They were 3-5-1 ATS during that bad run and posted a 5-6-1 ATS record overall last season. The only thing close to a bright side for the Cavs last season was their 4-4-1 ATS record as the underdog.

UCLA Bruins vs Virginia Cavaliers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The UCLA Bruins were listed as -24-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at Bovada and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. The total was 56.5 at 5Dimes this week.

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Computer Prediction: UCLA Bruins vs Virginia Cavaliers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 39-14 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 Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UCLA Bruins have seen them go 10-3 and 9-4 ATS so far this season, while the Virginia Cavaliers are at 2-10 and 5-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 9-3, while the Bruins are 6-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Virginia vs UCLA injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Virginia Cavaliers at No. 106 and the UCLA Bruins at No. 36 heading into this contest.

How UCLA Bruins vs Virginia Cavaliers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Virginia's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 19.75 PPG, against a UCLA defense that ranks No. 35 this week at 23.15 PPG. The Virginia aerial game is averaging 211.83 yards per game, less than the UCLA Bruins secondary allows through the air, 217.62 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the UCLA Bruins own the league's No. 46-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 149.83 yards per game when on the road. Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 110 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UCLA won its last outing, a 42-12 result against Virginia Tech on December 31. UCLA covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 54 combined points took the game OVER the total. Brett Hundley ran through the Virginia Tech defense for 161 yards in UCLA's last game, handing the Hokies a 42-12 setback on Tuesday at Sun Bowl.

In their last action, Virginia was a 16-6 loser at home against Virginia Tech. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (22) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, Virginia got a 105-yard performance from Kevin Parks, but Virginia Tech prevailed 16-6.

Next Betting Matchups

UCLA home to Memphis, Saturday, September 6th
Virginia home to Richmond, Saturday, September 6th