|Fox Sports 1 Thursday Night College Football Odds: UCLA vs. Utah|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:00|
UCLA vs. Utah Odds
Utah is 3-1 overall, 2-1 at home and 3-1 against the spread. UCLA comes into the contest 3-0 overall, 1-0 on the road and 3-0 against the spread. The home team has won the last four meetings between these two.
Trends show that Utah has covered the spread in three straight meetings with UCLA and 6-2 ATS in its last 8 home games. The Bruins are 3-14 ATS in its last 17 games in October.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, UCLA is the favorite to win this game, as the Bruins have odds of -5.5 points at Utah on Thursday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 61 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had UCLA favored by 3.5 points. The spread is currently at its peak of UCLA -5.5. The over/under total for the game opened at 61.5 points and fell to a low of 60 before moving up to 61.
UCLA is off to a 3-0 start following a 59-13 win over New Mexico State two weeks ago. The Bruins are averaging 52.7 points per game thus far, which ranks third in the nation. The defense is holding opponents to 18 points per game, which ranks 29th nationally. Quarterback Brett Hundley has thrown for 848 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 157 yards and two scores. Jordan James has added 424 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Utah is coming off a 20-13 win at BYU two weeks ago. The Utes had their lone loss come against Oregon State, 51-48, in overtime. Utah has looked good thus far, averaging 42 points per game on offense, while holding opponents to 24.3 points per contest. Travis Wilson has thrown for 1,118 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense while also rushing for 251 yards and five scores. Dres Anderson has caught 18 passes for 404 yards and three touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, UCLA defensive end Ian Taubler (concussion) and running back Roosevelt Davis (foot) are both questionable for the game. Utah running back Karl Williams (undisclosed) and tight end Jake Murphy (undisclosed) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing UCLA, as the Bruins are getting 87% of the wagers with odds of -5.5 points at Utah tonight.