Hyundai Sun Bowl Odds
UCLA went 9-3 on the season, 8-4 against the spread and the Bruins hit the under 7 times. Virginia Tech is 8-4 overall, 4-7-1 against the spread and hit the under 7 times as well.
Trends show that Virginia Tech is 1-4-1 against the spread in its last 6 games at a neutral site while UCLA is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 non-conference games and 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games following a win.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, UCLA is the favorite in this game, as the Bruins have odds of -7 points against Virginia Tech. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had UCLA favored by 7.5 points. The spread quickly fell to 7 and held there. The over/under total for the game opened at 47 points and held there.
UCLA is coming off a 35-14 win over USC to finish 6-3 in the Pac-12. The Bruins averaged 36.5 points and 448.2 yards per game on offense this season, while the defense gave up just 24.1 points per contest. Brett Hundley threw for 2,845 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 587 yards and nine scores to lead the UCLA offense. Shaquelle Evans added 43 receptions for 617 yards and eight scores.
Virginia Tech is coming off a 16-6 win at Virginia. The Hokies went 5-3 in ACC play this season, averaging 23.4 points and 359.1 yards per game on offense. The defense, however, held opponents to just 17.4 points per game, which ranked eighth in the country. Logan Thomas threw for 2,861 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, but also had 13 interceptions. Trey Edmunds added 675 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns for this offense.
In terms of Injuries, UCLA tackle Simon Goines (knee) is doubtful while defensive tackle Brandon Tuliaupupu (knee) is questionable. Virginia Tech tight end Dakota Jackson (ribs) and cornerback Antone Exum (ankle) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing UCLA, as the Bruins are getting 79% of the wagers with odds of -7 points against Virginia Tech on Tuesday.