UCLA vs. Oregon State Free Pick
After receiving a scare last weekend by Colorado, UCLA will look to have an easier go of things today when it visits Oregon State at 4:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bruins are 17.5-point road favorites versus the Beavers after opening as a 16.5-point favorite. As for the total, it opened at 57 and that's where the number currently sits.
UCLA is 6-2 straight up and 3-4 against the spread after failing to cover as a double-digit favorite last weekend versus Colorado. Oregon State is 2-6 on the year and 2-6 against the spread, but did cover as a double-digit underdog last Saturday versus Utah.
It's hard to fathom parting with double-digit points when it comes to a road team as banged up as UCLA is defensively. The Bruins have had to reshuffle their defensive personnel all year and will need to do so again if linebackers Kenny Young and Isaako Saviinaea can't suit up. UCLA is last in the conference in run defense and allowed Colorado to run 114 plays and keep possession of the ball for more than 41 minutes last week. Oregon State has had issues on offense all season but the defense showed up last week in a successful cover versus Utah. Take the points and hope the Beavers show up defensively again today.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 FREE PICK: OREGON STATE BEAVERS +17.5