The BYU Cougars will be gunning for a third straight win over UCLA when the visit the Bruins on Saturday in a Week 3 college football betting matchup.
The Cougars are off to a fast start in 2015, claiming SU and ATS wins in each of their first two outings, extending their regular season SU win streak to six games, 5-1 ATS.
- UCLA is 18-7 straight up in its last 25 home games.
- In his first game as starter, BYU QB Tanner Mangum threw two TDs and two picks.
- The total has gone OVER in five of BYU’s last six games.
BYU is also 3-1 SU and ATS in its past four road contests, and has seen the point total play OVER in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Bruins have roared out of the gate with a pair of clear victories to start the 2015 season, allowing just 19 total points in wins over Virginia and UNLV.
However, UCLA is just 3-3 SU and ATS in their past six games at home, and 1-2 SU and 2-1 ATS in their past three games against FBS Independent squads.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had the UCLA Bruins pegged as -14.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing – check the lines shortly.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 35-23 win for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
BYU Cougars vs UCLA Bruins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The UCLA Bruins sit at 2-0 (2-0 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the BYU Cougars are currently 2-0 (2-0 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? UCLA is 0-2 OU, and BYU is 2-0 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCLA vs BYU injuries news.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the UCLA Bruins at No. 20 and the BYU Cougars at No. 58 heading into this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up the UCLA Bruins No. 48-ranked offense (35.5 PPG) against a BYU Cougars defense that ranks No. 78 at 26 PPG. The UCLA Bruins passing attack has averaged 302 yards per game, less than the BYU Cougars give up through the air (308 YPG on average).
Defensively, the BYU Cougars feature the league’s No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 126 yards per game. UCLA, meanwhile, ranks No. 91 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Shane Williams-Rhodes was good for 107 receiving yards in the Cougars’s most recent action, helping his team to a 35-24 victory over the Broncos.
Last time we saw the Rebels, they had no answer for Paul Perkins as the Bruins rolled to a 37-3 victory at Sam Boyd Stadium.
- BYU is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of BYU’s last 6 games
- BYU is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- UCLA is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- UCLA is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA’s last 5 games
- UCLA is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
BYU at Michigan, Saturday, September 26th
UCLA at Arizona, Saturday, September 26th