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Utes open as underdog vs Bruins

Utah UtesUCLA Bruins
Oct 13, 3:00 PM | Grass of Rose Bowl

Utah Utes vs UCLA Bruins Odds


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Utes on Saturday when they take on the Bruins at Rose Bowl in Week 7 action.

Supporters of the Utes have seen them go 2-3 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Bruins are at 4-2 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bruins are 3-3, while the Utes are 1-2-1.

View Utah vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 6-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bruins rated this week at No. 37 and the Utes sitting at No. 55. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 36-26 result in favor of the Bruins this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 42-ranked offense (33.5 PPG) against a Utes defense that ranks No. 56 at 24.6 PPG. The Bruins passing attack has averaged 306.3 yards per game, more than the Utes give up through the air (235.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Utes feature the league's No. 52-rated road run defense, allowing 152 yards per game. UCLA, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Utah was a 38-28 loser at home against Southern Cal. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (66) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, the Utes were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 38-28 score against Southern Cal.

UCLA was a 43-17 loser in their most recent outing on the road against California. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (60) made winners of OVER bettors. Johnathan Franklin ran through the California defense for 103 yards in UCLA's last game, but the Bruins still lost a 43-17 decision at California Memorial Stadium.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Utes at Bruins trends to consider:
Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UCLA is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of UCLA's last 11 games at home
UCLA is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of UCLA's last 15 games

Next up:
Utah at Oregon State, Saturday, October 20
UCLA at Arizona State, Saturday, October 27