The No. 11 Utah Utes (4-1) and No. 18 UCLA Bruins (5-0) will battle in clash of Pac-12 rivals at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Utah vs. UCLA Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing Utah as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Utah has -161 odds to pick up the win, while UCLA is listed at +132 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 64.5 points.
How to Watch Utah vs. UCLA Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: FOX
- Location: Pasadena, California
- Stadium: Rose Bowl
Defensively, Utah has been a top-25 unit, ranking 13th-best by giving up only 278.6 yards per game. The offense ranks 34th (453.8 yards per game). Utah has been clicking on all fronts this season, as they rank 11th-best in scoring offense (42.0 points per game) and 12th-best in scoring defense (14.4 points allowed per game). Defensively, Utah has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking eighth-best by giving up just 155.4 passing yards per game. The Utes rank 63rd on offense (250.2 passing yards per game). Utah sports the 47th-ranked defense this season in terms of rushing yards (123.2 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-best with 203.6 rushing yards per game. Utah has the 27th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (47.6% conversion rate), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th-best with a 28.3% third-down conversion rate allowed. Utah has forced 12 total turnovers (10th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (15th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +8, the sixth-best in college football.
UCLA’s offense has been excelling, compiling 506.4 total yards per contest (eighth-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 29th by allowing 318.0 total yards per game. UCLA’s offense has been thriving, racking up 41.4 points per game (14th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 38th by surrendering 20.8 points per game. UCLA’s pass offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 24th-best in the FBS with 293.2 passing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 237.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 78th. In terms of rushing, UCLA has been productive on both offense and defense this season, ranking 21st-best in rushing yards per game (213.2) and fifth-best in rushing yards allowed per game (80.4). UCLA’s third-down defense ranks 81st in the FBS with a 39.7% third-down conversion percentage allowed, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks seventh-best by compiling a 53.8% third-down rate. UCLA has produced 10 forced turnovers this season and have turned it over five times, resulting in a +5 turnover margin, which ranks 21st-best in the FBS.
Utah vs. UCLA Betting Analysis
Utah Betting Insights
Utah has covered the spread four times this season (4-1-0). In games this season when favored by 3 points or more, Utah has gone 4-0 against the spread. Utah games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this season. The Utes have won three of the four games they were the moneyline favorite this season (75%). The Utes have played in three games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -161 or shorter and won every time.
Bruins Betting Insights
UCLA have compiled a 3-2-0 record against the spread this season. This year, four UCLA games have gone over the point total. The Bruins won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Bruins have played as an underdog of +132 or more once this season and won that game.
Utah vs. UCLA Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||53.5||54.2||52.5|
|Implied Total AVG||37.0||41.0||31.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-1||2-0||1-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
|Point Total AVG||59.8||60.5||57.0|
|Implied Total AVG||41.2||41.5||40.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-0||2-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
Players to Watch
- R.J. Hubert has helped spur the Utes’ defense with 22 tackles and two interceptions in five games.
- Karene Reid has suited up for five games, compiling one interception to go along with 24 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended for the Utes.
- With nine tackles and four interceptions in five games, Clark Phillips III has been a significant piece of the Utes’ defensive unit in 2022.
- Cole Bishop, as part of the Utes’ defense, has recorded 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 15 tackles, and one interception in five games.
- On defense, Laiatu Latu has helped lead the charge with 10 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and six sacks in five games.
- Grayson Murphy has registered 17 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and three sacks in five games for the Bruins.
- Stephan Blaylock has been causing chaos on defense, registering 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 14 tackles, and one interception for the Bruins.
- JonJon Vaughns has recorded two interceptions to go with 14 tackles and two passes defended In five games for the Bruins.
Utah vs. UCLA Predictions and Pick
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Our pick to win this contest is UCLA, and we expect that UCLA will cover the spread (Utah -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 64.5 points.