|2013 ESPN College Football Game of the Week Odds: UCLA vs. Oregon|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 13:00|
UCLA vs. Oregon Odds
Oregon is 7-0 overall, 4-0 in the Pac-12, 4-0 at home and 6-1 against the spread. UCLA is 5-1 overall, 2-1 in the Pac-12, 2-1 on the road and 5-1 against the spread. Oregon has won four straight meetings with UCLA.
Trends show that the road team is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 games between these two and the underdog has also covered in 7 of the last 10 in this series. Oregon has hit the over in 36 of its last 53 games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oregon is the clear favorite at home, as the Ducks have odds of -22.5 points against UCLA on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 70 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Oregon favored by 21 points. It quickly bumped up to 22.5 points and held firm there. The over/under total opened at 70.5 points and climbed to 71 before falling back to 70.
Oregon is coming off a 62-38 win over Washington State last week. The Ducks have scored a minimum of 45 points in each game and have won by at least 21 points in every game. The Ducks are averaging 57.6 points per game while allowing only 17.3 points per contest this season. Marcus Mariota is a top Heisman candidate right now, as he has thrown for 2,051 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for 493 yards and nine scores. Byron Marshall has added 746 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.
UCLA is coming off a 24-10 loss at Stanford last week, its first loss of the season. The Bruins were held to 266 yards by the Cardinal and committed two turnovers. Defensively, the Bruins gave up 419 yards to Stanford. On the season, UCLA is giving up just 19.2 points per game, while scoring 39.8 points per contest on offense. Quarterback Brett Hundley has thrown for 1,661 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 287 yards and three scores.
In terms of Injuries, Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas (ankle) is listed as probable for this game. UCLA running back Jordan James (ankle) and defensive tackle Eli Ankou (knee) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Oregon, as the Ducks are getting 68% of the wagers with odds of -22.5 points against UCLA on Saturday night.