Oregon vs. UCLA Vegas Spread Picks, Odds, Lines, TV Kick-Off Time
The runaway train otherwise known as the 3rd ranked Oregon Ducks will look to remain undefeated this Saturday night when they welcome the 12th ranked UCLA Bruins into Autzen Stadium for a Week 9 clash against the college football betting lines. Coach Jim Mora’s kids were dealt their first loss of the season last weekend in Palo Alto where they were clipped 24-10 by Stanford. The Quack Attack cruised to the 62-38 win over Wazzu, but saw their eight-game win streak vs. the line-makers get snapped after coming up short of covering the hefty 40-point spread in garbage time.
The home based Ducks have been lined as 23-point favorites for tonight’s cross-divisional Pac-12 clash with the game ‘total’ set at 70.5-points.
OREGON – UCLA 2013 BETTING LINE:
OPEN: OREGON -23 | CURRENT: OREGON -23.5 | O/U: 71
[UCLA vs. OREGON EXPERT BETTING PICKS]
1. Why UCLA will cover the spread: If it wins the time of possession battle and limits turnovers much like it did throughout its first five wins of the season. Stanford held onto the pigskin for nearly 15 more minutes last Saturday, and with QB Hundley and company also losing the TO battle 2:1, it did them and their wagering supporters no favors in covering the number in the low scoring battle. With Oregon readily able to strike in the blink of an eye, it will also be imperative for the Bruins not to kill themselves with poorly timed penalties; they rank dead last in the country averaging nearly 10 of them per game!
2. Why OREGON will cover the spread: The Ducks have been nothing short of an ATM for CFB bettors having gone 14-3 ATS in their L/17 games played. Oddsmakers continue to inflate the lines in their games, but up until last week, it failed to make a difference. With HC Helfrich’s kids possessing the nation’s 2nd ranked scoring offense (57.6 PPG) and 12th ranked scoring defense (17.3 PPG), it’s proven to make this outfit incredibly tough to deal with. In the team’s L/10 home games, Oregon has won by an average of 39.6 PPG and gone 6-4 ATS.
3. Total Talk: The ‘under’ has cashed in four of the Bruins six games played to date with ‘under’ bettors a perfect 3-0 in their three games played away from LA. Three of the Ducks four home games have surpassed the closing number to make them 5-2 to the ‘over’ for the season. These non-divisional rivals have played to high scorers in each of the L/2 meetings with the ‘over’ 3-1-1 the L/5 times they locked horns in Eugene.
UCLA might be 7-1 ATS following its L/8 pointspread defeats, but this line has swelled from the 17.5-point opener to where it’s at now for a reason! Oregon is by far the better of these two teams; they’re manhandling of Washington in Seattle was awfully impressive and very telling as to the overall ability of this year’s version of the Quack Attack. Oregon has covered eight of its L/10 following an ATS loss, and has gone 6-1 ATS the L/7 times it opposed a +.500 opponent. Don’t let the steaming of the opening number scare you off – this has woodshed written all over it!
Oregon 68 – UCLA 31