Bruins, Buffaloes Set for Clash in Colorado
The Pac-12 Conference continues to be a mystery in the sport of college football as it continues to produce some surprising results. Colorado will look to pull off an upset on Saturday when they play host to the UCLA Bruins.
UCLA comes into this game with a 3-0 record, but things haven’t always been easy. The Bruins haven’t played a difficult schedule, and they are looking to make a statement in conference action.
Colorado is still looking for their first win, and the Buffaloes haven’t been able to compete in their first three games. The Buffaloes will try to turn things around on their home field as they kick off conference action.
The college football odds have the UCLA Bruins as whopping 21½ point betting favorites.
Bruins Look Explosive
UCLA Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson led a clutch fourth-quarter drive in the Week 3 win against South Alabama, and he spoke about his team’s offense after the game.
“We work on it everyday, the two-minute clutch. We’re pretty good at it now having done it so much, it’s a normal Wednesday’s practice for us,” Thompson-Robinson said,
The star quarterback has thrown for 662 yards and six touchdowns, and he has the offense averaging over 42 points per game. UCLA is also rushing for 211 yards per game, and the Bruins will need to find some balance.
The defense of the Bruins was tested in Week 3, and it will give up some points. UCLA has been able to shut down the run, but the secondary will have to limit big plays.
Colorado Getting Crushed on Defense
The Colorado Buffaloes come into Week 4 giving up 42.7 points per game, and that sort of effort isn’t going to work in the Pac-12. Colorado is giving up nearly 350 rushing yards per game, and the defensive line has to find a way to start making some tackles.
It’s hard to know what the offense of the Buffaloes will look like in a competitive game since there just hasn’t been any. Colorado is 10 points per game, but it has had to abandon the run early.
Quarterback J.T. Shrout has thrown a pair of touchdowns this season, but he is going to have to step up his play. Colorado doesn’t want to win games with offense, but they might have to with the lack of defense.
UCLA vs Colorado Head-to-Head
UCLA and Colorado have met 17 times, but have played every year since 2011. Looking at previous matchups can help when betting online, and the Bruins have won 12 times.
These teams have split the previous six matchups, so the rivalry has been close in recent years.
UCLA vs Colorado Game Information
- Game: UCLA (3-0) vs Colorado (0-3)
- Location: CorporateName StadiumField
- Day/Time: Saturday. Sept. 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
- UCLA vs Colorado Live Stream: ESPN
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UCLA vs Colorado Betting Lines
UCLA vs Colorado Prediction
This game looks like a complete mismatch, but conference games can change things about when making college football picks. Colorado will obviously try to win, but simply keeping the game close will be its ultimate goal.
Colorado has been an absolute mess on both sides of the football in 2022, but the Buffaloes have to get things turned back around at some point. UCLA shouldn’t have trouble winning, but the Bruins won’t be able to break this one as wide open as the odds might suggest.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the 21½ points and bet on the Colorado Buffaloes as they provide a challenge to the UCLA Bruins.