The Arizona Wildcats and No. 9 UCLA Bruins meet in Week 11 at the Rose Bowl Saturday evening. Arizona is a huge 20-point underdog after a blowout loss to No. 14 Utah. UCLA, meanwhile, bounced back after losing to Oregon (Week 8) with back-to-back wins over Stanford and Arizona St. With a Pac-12 title in its sights, UCLA won’t want Arizona to play spoiler.
The Arizona Wildcats (3-6, 1-5 Pac-12) were crushed, 45-20, last week by the No. 14 Utah Utes. It was Arizona’s fourth loss in a row.
At just 1-5 in conference play, the Wildcats are sitting ducks against the Bruins, a terrible ‘fit/ against the Bruin offense. Consider that Utah had more than 300 rushing yards, and UCLA leads the nation in the ole’ ground and pound (245.1 yards/game, 6.3 yards/rush),
There isn’t much more to break down on this side of things. Arizona couldn’t do much against Utah’s decent run game, so no chance they slow down the Bruins Saturday evening. Arizona is 2-3 against the spread as double-digit underdogs, 1-2 against ranked teams.
UCLA Just Runs
The UCLA Bruins (8-1, 5-1) are coming off another big division win, scoring 50 in a two-touchdown victory in Tempe while without starting running back Zach Charbonnet.
Charbonnet, the driving force behind this offense, missed Week 10 with an undisclosed injury but is expected back against Arizona. Even without Charbonnet, the Bruins’ ground game was on point (42 carries, 402 yards, 9.6 yards/rush). It’s no wonder they lead the NCAA (6.3 yards per carry). With their starter out, Kazmeir Allen and Dorian Thompson-Robinson both exceeded 120 yards, while Keegan Jones added another 98. The trio had four touchdowns as well.
The UCLA defense isn’t all that intimidating, but that’s something to worry about against No. 8 USC next week and Cal in the final game. Arizona is outside the top 40 in points per game, 99th in red-zone scoring. The Bruins defense should not have an issue with them, and may very well win this game without throwing. Expect big things out of this offense.
Arizona vs UCLA Injury Report
Arizona vs UCLA Head-to-Head
These Pac-12 rivals play annually, with the home team bringing a two-game win streak into this showdown. Since 2010, the Bruins hold an 8-4 lead.
Arizona vs UCLA Game Information
- Game: Arizona (3-6, 1-5 Pac-12) vs UCLA (8-1, 6-1)
- Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 12, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Arizona vs UCLA Live Stream: ESPN
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Arizona vs UCLA Betting Lines
Arizona vs UCLA Prediction
This mismatch ticks the right boxes of a blowout. The UCLA ground game is so good, and Arizona’s rushing defense is so bad here, that the Bruins should literally run away with this one. Do not fear the massive spread, as the Bruins are 4-2 ATS in games they’re favored by 11 or more points (won last three).
The Arizona Wildcats are listed at +800 in our Vegas NCAAF lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Arizona, you have a chance to win $800. The UCLA Bruins are -1300, offering a chance to win $8.00 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the college football betting lines gives Arizona an 11.11% chance to win, with UCLA at 92.86%.