Colorado vs UCLA – Picks & Predictions

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Colorado vs UCLA – Picks & Predictions

Author: Erik Gibbs | Publish Date: October 25, 2023 | Last Updated: October 25, 2023
  • Game Time: Saturday, October 28, 6:30 PM
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

The Colorado Buffaloes and UCLA Bruins have been competing in football against each other since 1980. The Bruins are now ahead and lead the series 13-5 against the Buffaloes. Colorado and UCLA are now set for yet another NCAAF Week 9 showdown.

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Head-to-Head: Colorado Buffaloes vs. UCLA Bruins

UCLA claimed victory in five consecutive matches from 2011 to 2015.

The Bruins also emerged as winners in the first four games these two teams played against each other. The most one-sided game in the series was their inaugural meeting, with UCLA securing a 56-14 win in 1980.

Both the Buffaloes and Bruins are part of the Pac-12 Conference. However, after this season, the Bruins will transition to the Big Ten, while the Buffaloes will rejoin the Big 12 for the 2024 season.

It's unlikely that these two schools will face each other in football after the upcoming game for an extended period.

The Bruins and Buffaloes will compete at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Bruins come into the game with a 5-2 record, while the Buffaloes hold a 4-3 record.

How to Bet on the Colorado vs UCLA   

To become a top NCAAF bettor, all fans and users need to go beyond simply picking the perceived winning team. This skill is not limited to Moneyline bets but applies to various other types of wagers as well.

Understanding the odds at online sportsbooks is a crucial starting point before making any wagers, as they present the favored and underdog teams in a format that's easy to interpret.

Odds provide insights into vital factors leading up to an NCAAF matchup, such as the upcoming faceoff between the Buffaloes and the Bruins.

Colorado vs UCLA Odds

In their latest outings, the UCLA Bruins secured a convincing 42-7 victory over the Stanford Cardinal, while the Colorado Buffaloes faced a narrow 46-43 loss against the same Stanford Cardinal team.

As they head into their upcoming matchup, the Buffaloes find themselves as substantial +17-point underdogs, with the game's over/under set at 63.5 points.

The betting odds favor UCLA as the spread favorite with a -17 point spread, and the moneyline reflects UCLA at a -950 moneyline as game favorite, while Colorado stands at +625.

Betting Tips for Colorado Buffaloes vs. UCLA Bruins

UCLA enters the game as the favored team, but Colorado has demonstrated its capability to perform strongly against formidable opponents this season.

While the Bruins have clinched victory in the past two face-offs with the Buffaloes, they aim to make it a winning streak of three. On the flip side, Colorado is determined to play the role of spoiler and upset the Bruins on their home turf in Pasadena.

Here are betting trends for the Colorado vs. UCLA’s upcoming matchup:

  • UCLA holds a 3-3 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bruins have a perfect ATS record of 1-0 when favored by 17 points or more.
  • Out of their six games this season, only one has surpassed the over/under total.
  • Colorado stands at 3-3-1 against the spread for the season.
  • The Buffaloes have secured two ATS victories (2-1) when considered underdogs by 17 points or more.

Colorado vs UCLA Predictions

The Colorado Buffaloes have been allowing an average of 35.9 points per game this season, positioning them in the middle tier nationally.

Their defensive backbone features the duo of safeties, Trevor Woods and Shilo Sanders, while linebacker Jordan Dominick leads the team in sacks, and safety Cam'Ron Silmon-Craig tops the chart in interceptions.

While UCLA is the favored team overall, Colorado remains a formidable contender, capable of causing an upset. To secure victory, the Buffaloes must focus on restraining UCLA's offensive prowess and revitalizing their own offensive game, reminiscent of their strong non-conference performances.

Still, no question that backing UCLA to cover is the way to go.

Prediction: UCLA -17

Erik Gibbs

Erik is a dynamic and seasoned journalist with a passion for all things sports and sports betting. With a career spanning over two decades, he has become a prominent figure in the world of sports journalism, admired for his insightful analysis and engaging storytelling.