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Utah Utes Open as Week 6 Betting Underdogs vs Bruins

Utah Utes


UCLA Bruins
Saturday, October 04, 2014 10:30 PM ET
Rose Bowl

After making a statement with a convincing 62-27 road victory over Arizona State last weekend, UCLA jumped three spots in the AP Top 25 rankings, and return home to take on the Utah Utes.

The victory marked the first time the 4-0 Bruins covered this season, after failing to do so in close-call wins over Virginia, Texas and Memphis. The 3-1 Utes suffered their first defeat of the season in Week 5, 28-27 to Washington State as 13.5-point favorites. The loss follows four consecutive wins SU, 3-1 ATS, including a 26-10 upset of Michigan in Week 4.

Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Utah Utes opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 38-32 win for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the UCLA Bruins are 4-0 overall and 1-3 ATS against the spread, while the Utes are 3-1 and 3-1 ATS. As for the totals, UCLA is 2-2 on the OU, and Utah is 2-2 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCLA vs Utah injuries news.

The UCLA Bruins sit at No. 18 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Utah Utes are at No. 71 on that chart.

How Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the UCLA Bruins No. 36-ranked offense (38 PPG) against a Utah Utes defense that ranks No. 31 at 19.75 PPG. The UCLA Bruins passing attack has averaged 304.75 yards per game, more than the Utah Utes give up through the air (262 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Utah Utes own the league's No. 34-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 118 yards per game when on the road. UCLA, on the other hand, rates No. 93 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Utah was a 28-27 loser in their most recent outing at home against Cougars. They failed to cover the -13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (55) made winners of UNDER bettors. Last time we saw the Utes, they had no answer for $WinningRB as the Cougars rolled to a 28-27 victory at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

In their last action, UCLA was a 62-27 winner on the road against Sun Devils. They covered the -3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (89) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In UCLA's last outing, Brett Hundley threw for 355 yards to lead the Bruins over Arizona State 62-27 at Sun Devil Stadium.

Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Betting Odds Trends

Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Utah's last 13 games
Utah is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
UCLA is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UCLA's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games when playing Utah

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at Oregon State, Thursday, October 16th
UCLA home to Oregon, Saturday, October 11th