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One of the biggest surprises of the college football season is the UCLA Bruins. Remember that they had a very close game with South Alabama in Week 3 and were really lucky to come out on top. When UCLA defeated South Alabama by a solitary score, it appeared as though the Bruins were in for another forgettable year under coach Chip Kelly, who excelled at Oregon but had struggled to rekindle that magic during the previous few years at UCLA.
The magic has been back for the previous three weeks.
After scoring 40 points against Washington, UCLA surprised everyone by defeating Utah, the Pac-12 champion, 42-32. The Bruins triumphed in a game that made a statement, a game that they had lost often over the previous few years. Dorian Thompson-Robinson, the UCLA quarterback, is performing at an elite level, excelling as both a passer and runner while committing very few errors and setting the example that inspires the UCLA locker room and makes life much simpler for the Bruins’ defence, which only needs to make a few crucial plays to win games. When the offence is operating at its peak, UCLA becomes a very challenging team to defeat because the margin for error substantially widens. Zach Charbonnet, a commanding rushing back with equal parts skill, speed, and strength, joins Thompson-Robinson in the UCLA backfield. In any major game, UCLA should be able to rely on having the top offensive backfield in the Pac-12. Big games like this one featuring top-10 teams playing Oregon are unquestionably important.
Oregon’s Week 1 wipeout loss to Georgia has been wonderfully overcome. At quarterback, Bo Nix has performed admirably, leading the Ducks back from a 34-22 fourth-quarter deficit at Washington State to remain unblemished in Pac-12 action halfway through the season. Troy Franklin, a receiver for Oregon, is a part of their incredibly quick and effective attack, which is kept together by a powerful offensive line. The offensive linemen that former University of Oregon coach Mario Cristobal left for current Oregon coach Dan Lanning to use have proven to be quite valuable. More successfully than most people anticipated, the Ducks’ offence has come into its own. The Oregon offence will need to be at its peak for this game against UCLA. Coach Chip Kelly’s return to Autzen Stadium could give UCLA a chance to capitalise on one or two slip-ups by Oregon.
These UCLA-Oregon NCAA football odds are provided by FanDuel.
College Football Odds: UCLA-Oregon Odds
Bruins of UCLA: +6.5 (-110)
Ducks of Oregon: -6.5 (-110)
Over: 70.5 (-110) (-110)
Under: 70.5 (-110)
Why UCLA Could Cover the Spread
In this contest, the Bruins’ quarterback and rushing back are superior. The UCLA team, led by Chip Kelly, appears to be powerful. The Bruins are likely the superior club if they don’t commit any major errors.
Why Oregon Could Cover the Spread
If the Bruins don’t commit any major errors, they might be the superior team, but they will almost certainly make a number of significant blunders. This season, UCLA has only travelled once, to Colorado, a very weak club. The Bruins haven’t seen much opposition on the road, so they’re about to enter a hostile and boisterous Autzen Stadium. UCLA is not well-prepared for this match.
Final UCLA-Oregon Prediction & Pick
This game will demonstrate how UCLA lacks a true road test or hostile setting. Although the Bruins have excellent offensive players, they will become uneasy and Oregon will take control of the game in the second half.
UCLA-final Oregon’s Pick and Prediction: Oregon -6.5
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