UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks Betting Analysis, Picks & Odds
The Bruins opened as just 4.5-point underdogs at the best gambling sites for Saturday’s game in Eugene, though the Ducks had been bet up to as high as 6.5-point favorites at some of the best online sportsbooks by Sunday night.
Former head coach for Oregon Chip Kelly leads the unbeaten UCLA Bruins (6-0 SU, 4-2 ATS) as they head into Eugene for a Pac-12 clash with the Oregon Ducks (5-1, 4-2). UCLA has been scoring at least 40 points in 8 of its past 9 games dating back to last season. The Ducks have been reaching the 40-point mark in five straight games.
The UCLA Bruins and the Oregon Ducks play on Saturday in college football action at Autzen Stadium. The two teams are coming off an open week. UCLA played last time against Utah in a 10-point win. The Ducks’ last action took place in a blowout win against Arizona.
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks Odds by BetOnline
|UCLA||+6 (-110)||70½ (-110)||+190|
|Ducks||-6 (-110)||70½ (-110)||-235|
Betting UCLA Bruins
One would think that a bye week might just be about the only thing that could manage to cool off quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson nowadays. DTR went on to become the first Bruin to achieve the feat of winning back-to-back Pac-12 offensive player of the week honors after he directed UCLA to a 42-32 upset win over Utah in Week 6.
He completed more than 80% of his passes for 299 passing yards and four passing touchdowns. On this current season, Thompson-Robinson now can boast of 15 passing TDs and another four rushing Tds. He has also been setting a program record for the most career passing Tds through the air.
He has been complemented by the running power of Zach Charbonnet, he who has racked up 198 rushing yards and a TD on 22 carries on the ground against the Utah Utes. UCLA’s two-headed double attack has been nothing short of almost unstoppable all season long.
They have scored at least 40 points in 5 of its 6 outings. If you were to combine that with a defense that has been giving up 30-plus in 3 of its last 3, you would be hard-pressed to find it surprising to have seen the Bruins going 9-1 to the OVER in their last ten games that they have played this 2022 college football season. According to the best NCAA Football gambling sites.
Not too many teams have been able to slow down UCLA’s offensive attack this year. Thompson-Robinson is bound to enjoy success with an Oregon secondary that has been giving up 275 passing yards through the air per game. UCLA being able to move the ball up in the air can also be of help to the Bruins to quickly return to the game should they fall behind by several scores as the game unfolds across the four official quarters that constitute the regulation time.
Betting Oregon Ducks
Oregon’s superlative running attack on offense can be helpful to the Ducks to take control of the time of possession of the ball. This can also help them to limit the time that UCLA’s high-powered offense is on the field of the stadium. The Ducks should as well get a nice little boost from the faithful crowd of fans at Autzen Stadium. This is where ESPN’s College GameDay show on TV will be making a visit this week for the very first time ever since 2018.
Oregon has been having one of the best offensive rushing attacks in the nation this season. It’s only starting to get better. All of the Ducks’ 7 touchdowns in their most recent game that they played came to be on the ground.
Three of them were scored by moving quarterback Bo Nix. Nix also threw passes for 265 yards in the 49-22 win against Arizona in Week 6. He has run for 5 Tds on the ground in his last 2 games. Similar to UCLA, Oregon has been a bit of an OVER machine as of late.
They have scored at least 41 points in 5 straight games and they have eclipsed the total in four of those games. The three running backs Noah Whittington, Sean Dollars and Mar’Keise Irving have all been gaining over 6.5 yards per carry in order to help Oregon reach an average of more than 241 rushing yards per game on the ground. That is the 10th-highest mark in the nation.
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks NCAAF Pick
UCLA will Win, Cover the Spread, and the Total will go Over.