Week Zero was a hit for UCLA. To illuminate, the Bruins ran Hawaii off the field. For the first time, UCLA had the look of head coach Chip Kelly’s old Oregon Ducks teams. Of course, Hawaii is no powerhouse program. But UCLA has not been in the habit of running the score up at will for several years. As a result of that success, there is College football betting optimism about their capabilities in the future. There is even talk about something that was once considered unimaginable; That the Bruins could upset the LSU Tigers on Saturday night.
LSU Tigers vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Information
LSU Tigers at UCLA Bruins CashBet Wagering Analysis
On this occasion, we get a game that has gone from so-so to quite intriguing. UCLA is getting a lot of love after their sportsbook blowout win over Hawaii. It is true that LSU brings SEC pedigree to this game. They also bring a lot of baggage from a bad offseason. There are NCAA and FBI investigations regarding the LSU program. This comes on the heels of a terrible fallback season head coach Ed Orgeron’s program.
At the onset of the week, UCLA was getting a lot of public love on the board. The game opened with LSU as 4.5-point chalk but was bet down one point in a single day. This money move could lead to concerns about a public overreaction in favor of the Bruins. But after that UCLA performance in Week Zero, it’s hard to ignore.
Also factoring in the minds of the betting public is LSU’s poor 2020 campaign. The bad news regarding the program has been constant all summer. It does not inspire a lot of confidence for gamblers. To show, there are not a lot of folks wanting to step into the Bruins after their impressive payout over Hawaii.
Coach O Facing Must-Win Season
Last year Ed Orgeron went from betting on college football penthouse to the outhouse. LSU barely avoided a losing season. Their defense was defenseless, and their offense discombobulated. Orgeron bragged that in 2020 he hired his offensive and defensive coordinators without interviews. Correlate that he came off as a fool.
UCLA Bruin Up A Championship Run?
Last week UCLA routed Hawaii 44-10 as 18-point home favorites. Over the bet on NCAAF total of 67 paid too. Quarterback Dorian Thompson Robinson was 10-20 for 130 yards and one touchdown. While Zach Charbonnet added 106 yards on six rushes with three touchdowns. UCLA outgained Hawaii 392-269 and was +2 on turnover margin.
Chip Kelly is in his 4th season as UCLA coach and needing a bowl game to inspire faith. Certainly, the win over Hawaii was taken as a sign of progress. But a win over LSU would be taken as the arrival of Kelly’s program.
LSU Tigers at UCLA Bruins Against the Spread
Overall, LSU is 71% against the spread in away games. In non-conference action, the Bayou Bengals are 64% vs. the odds. And as a favorite, LSU is 57% vs. the line. LSU is 62% over the total as a favorite. On the road, the Tigers are 53% over. And in non-conference games, the Bayou Bengals are 80% to the over.
UCLA is 41% against the spread in home games. Specifically, as an underdog, the Bruins are 52% vs. the line. And in non-conference action, UCLA is 29% vs. the odds. Overall, as a dog, UCLA is 55% over the total. In non-conference action, UCLA is 71% under the number. And at home, the Bruins are 50% over and under.
LSU Tigers at UCLA Bruins CashBet Free Pick
In this situation, the Bruins have momentum and a game under their belt. UCLA looks like a live betting on NCAAF underdog.
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