NCAA football odds continue to favor Oregon to win the Pac 10 but UCLA has proven to be a dangerous dog as they easily beat the NCAA betting lines at Texas earlier this year.
Kickoff for this game is Thursday night at 9 PM Eastern Time. Sports-Gambling opened with Oregon as a 21.5 point home favorite.
The UCLA Bruins have a NCAA football gambling record of 3-3 straight up and just 2-4 against the spread. UCLA has looked both hopelessly awful and championship fabulous so far this year.
After starting off 0-2 and being humiliated in their home opener by Stanford 35-0, the Bruins rallied to beat ranked Houston 31-13 and then Texas 34-12 as 15.5 point dogs. They then barely got by a poor Washington State team 42-28 as 23.5 point home favorites before getting clobbered at Cal 35-7.
UCLA is coming off a bye week for this one. UCLA runs the Pistol offense that was invented by Chris Ault of Nevada and ranks an impressive 14th in the nation for rushing but 118th for passing and 86th overall for scoring offense. Jonathan Franklin leads the ground attack with 679 yards and a 6.1 yards per carry average with 5 touchdowns.
Quarterback Kevin Prince has completed just 45% of his passes for an embarrassing 4.1 yards per attempt and a 3/5 touchdown/interception ratio. The defense ranks 66th in the nation, which is not promising for a matchup with Oregon.
The Oregon Ducks are ranked 2nd in the BCS standings and have a NCAA football wagering record of 6-0 straight up and 4-2 against the spread with 4 of their games going over the total.
Oregon is the top ranked scoring offense in the country and is led by Heisman Trophy candidate LaMichael James, who already has 868 yards and a 7.6 yards per carry average with 9 touchdowns. Darron Thomas is averaging 8.3 yards per pass attempt with an impressive 14/5 touchdown/interception ratio.
The defense ranks a solid 16th for points allowed. The Ducks are also coming off a bye that followed a 43-23 win at Washington State.
Both the road team and the underdog have covered the NCAA football odds in 6 out of the last 8 meetings in this series with none of the last 4 games going over the total.