Arizona State @ UCLA NCAA Football Odds Preview

Posted by Alex Murphy on October 2, 2015 in

The UCLA Bruins will look to stay unbeaten when they host the Arizona State Sun Devils in a Pac-12 pairing that gets underway on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Now, let’s find out if the Bruins can bring home the bacon for those looking to bet on college football odds this weekend. Can UCLA keep their national championship hopes alive?

How To Bet the Sun Devils @ Bruins NCAA Football Odds & Game Info

When: Saturday, October 3, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
NCAAF Odds: UCLA -13.5
Over/Under: 59.5

Why Bet on the UCLA Bruins

UCLA jumped all over Arizona in its commanding 56-30 Week 4 win to easily cash in as a 1-point road favorite. Bruins’ true freshman quarterback Josh Rosen completed 19 of 28 passes for 284 yards with two touchdowns and no  interceptions as UCLA scored a whopping 42 first half points.

“Once again we relied on the strength of our team, which is the offensive line,” said UCLA coach Jim Mora. Running back Paul Perkins scored three touchdowns and receiver Jordan Payton had 136 yards on seven catches for UCLA.

Why Bet on the Arizona State Sun Devils

Arizona State got smacked around in its 42-14 Week 4 blowout loss to SC while never coming close to covering the spread as a 4-point home dog. USC scored touchdowns after all four Arizona State turnovers in the first half and led 35-0 at the break.

Running back Demario Richard ran for 131 yards and two scores for the Sun Devils in the loss while quarterback Mike Bercovici completed 23 of 44 passes for 272 yards and one interception.

My Expert Game Analysis, Pick & Prediction

A compelling 69 percent of the betting public likes UCLA to win and cover the spread at home and so do I after watching  Arizona State’s pitiful effort against USC last weekend. The Bruins will have the best player on the field in running back Paul Perkins and the ‘smarter’ quarterback in Josh Rosen, not to mention the fact that they’re playing at home.

The favorite in this Pac-12 pairing is 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings while Arizona State has gone 3-9 ATS in their last 12 meetings against their Pac-12 rivals while also going 1-5 ATS in their last half-dozen road games against UCLA. As far as the Over/Under is concerned, a whopping 71 percent of public bettors likes the Over and I agree with the vast majority of collegiate gridiron gamblers, seeing as how each of the last five meetings have played well over the set O/U Total for this contest.

The Pick: UCLA 41 Arizona State 21