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College Football Betting Preview: UCLA Bruins vs. Colorado Buffaloes
October 28, 2023
A pair of Pac-12 teams will take the prime time slot on ABC in week 9 of the college football season when the Colorado Buffaloes travel to Pasadena, California to face the 23
-ranked UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl with the game starting at 7:30 PM ET on Saturday night.
The Colorado Buffaloes enter this game with a record of 4-3 following a 43-46 double-overtime loss against the Stanford Cardinal while failing to cover the 13.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 7 of the college football season Colorado scored 43 points while compiling a total of 532 yards offensively which included 400 passing yards and 132 rushing yards while allowing 46 points and 524 total yards defensively which included 400 passing yards and 124 rushing yards. Shedeur Sanders led the team in passing, completing 33 of 47 attempts with 400 yards with five touchdowns and an interception while also leading the team in rushing with 37 yards on 13 attempts. Travis Hunter led the team in receiving, catching 13 of 19 targets for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
UCLA enters this game ranked 23
in the AP Poll and 24
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 5-2 following a 42-7 win on the road against the Stanford Cardinal while covering the 17-point spread as a road favorite in week 8 of the college football season. The Bruins scored 42 points while compiling a total of 503 yards offensively which included 282 passing yards and 221 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 292 total yards defensively which included 268 passing yards and 24 rushing yards. Ethan Garbers led the team in passing, completing 20 of 28 attempts for 240 yards and two touchdowns while adding 51 yards rushing on eight attempts. Carson Steele led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 76 yards and three touchdowns. J.Michael Sturdivant led the team in receiving catching five of eight targets for 54 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the UCLA Bruins listed as 16.5-point favorites at home against the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday night in week 9 of the college football season. UCLA has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Buffaloes are 6-4 ATS in the last ten while the Bruins are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-3-1 ATS overall, 1-1-1 ATS on the road, 2-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-2-1 ATS in conference games this season while the UCLA Bruins are 4-3 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS at home, 4-1 ATS as a favorite, and 2-2 ATS in conference games on the year.
UCLA has been the dominant team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Bruins have also been one of the best teams at covering the spread as a favorite this season going 4-1 ATS as a favorite on the year which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the UCLA Bruins on Saturday night.
Spooky Express Pick: UCLA Bruins -16
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