Hawaii vs. UCLA Prediction
After a thrilling comeback last week versus Texas A&M, will UCLA suffer a letdown versus Hawaii this evening?
Who: Hawaii (2-0) vs. UCLA (1-0)
When: 5:00PM ET, Saturday, September 9
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bruins are 23.5-point home favorites to beat the Warriors, while the over/under currently sits at 64 points.
UCLA opened as a 21.5-point road favorite but the line has climbed a full two points to 23.5. As for the total, the number currently sits at 64 after hitting the board at 65.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
Bettors aren't scared by the big number, as they're loading up on UCLA. As of this writing, 69% of public bettors are backing the Bruins minus the points.
OUR PREDICTION: I don't like this spot for UCLA. The Bruins are likely still flying high from their dramatic, improbable comeback against Texas A&M on Sunday and now face a Hawaii team as a massive favorite. This is a true letdown game for the Bruins, who looked horrendous defensively against the Aggies. UCLA is 2-7 against the spread in its last nine home games, is winless at 0-6 against the number in its last six non-conference games, and hasn't covered the spread in five straight September games. On the other side, the Warriors are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games and are 8-1 against the number in their last nine games against the Pac-12.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PREDICTION: HAWAII WARRIORS +23.5