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College Football Betting Preview: UCLA Bruins vs. Arizona Wildcats

November 4, 2023


Two of the top teams in the Pac-12 will square off in week 10 of the college football season when the 19th-ranked UCLA Bruins travel to Tuscon, Arizona to face the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium with the game starting at 10:30 PM ET and airing on Fox Sports One late Saturday night.

The UCLA Bruins enter this game ranked 19th in the College Football Playoff rankings with a record of 6-2 and are on a two-game winning streak following a 28-16 win at home against the Colorado Buffaloes while failing to cover the 14-point spread as a home favorite in week 9 of the college football season. 

UCLA scored 28 points while compiling a total of 487 yards offensively which included 269 passing yards and 218 rushing yards while allowing 16 points and 242 total yards defensively which included 217 passing yards and 25 rushing yards. Ethan Garbers led the team in passing, completing 20 of 27 attempts for 269 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 37 yards on nine attempts. 

T.J. Harden led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown while adding a reception for 25 yards. Logan Loya led the team in receiving, catching seven of eight targets for 111 yards.

Arizona enters this game with a record of 5-3 following a 27-24 win at home against the Oregon State Beavers while covering the 3-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 9 of the college football season. 

The Wildcats scored 27 points while compiling a total of 363 yards offensively which included 275 passing yards and 88 rushing yards while allowing 24 points and 407 total yards defensively which included 276 passing yards and 131 rushing yards. Noah Fifita led the team in passing, completing 25 of 32 attempts for 275 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. 

Jonah Coleman led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 55 yards while adding a reception for two yards. Tetairoa McMillan led the team in receiving, catching eight of 11 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the UCLA Bruins listed as 2.5-point favorites on the road against the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday night in week 10 of the college football season. UCLA has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 6-3-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. 

The UCLA Bruins are 4-4 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS on the road, 4-2 ATS as a favorite, and 2-3 ATS in conference games this season while the Arizona Wildcats are 7-1 ATS overall, 4-0 ATS at home, 5-0 ATS as an underdog, and 4-1 ATS in conference games on the year.

This will be Arizona’s 5th Top 25 team they have faced in a row and will be looking to get their 3rd win in a row against a Top 25 team. The Wildcats have been one of the best teams in college football at covering the spread this season going 7-1 ATS overall while covering the spread in all of their home games this season going 4-0 ATS at home while also covering the spread in all of their games as an underdog going 5-0 ATS as an underdog. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Arizona Wildcats when they host the UCLA Bruins late Saturday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Arizona Wildcats +3