Utah vs UCLA Week 6 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 11 Utah Utes (4-1, 2-0 Pac 12) vs. No. 18 UCLA Bruins (5-0, 2-0 Pac 12)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Rose Bowl — Los Angeles, CA
Week 6 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Top-25 match-up in the Pac 12 between the No. 11 Utah Utes and No. 18 UCLA Bruins.
UCLA remains undefeated and is 2-0 in Pac 12 play following last week's mini-upset at home of Washington, 40-22. Utah is also 2-0 in the Pac 12 following a second-straight blowout win last week over Oregon State, 42-16.
Utah vs UCLA Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: UTAH: (-176) | UCLA: (+146)
Spread: UTAH: -3.5 (-110) | UCLA: +3.5 (-110)
Total: 64.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Utah is a small road favorite of -3.5 points on the spread, and -176 on the moneyline. The takeback on UCLA to win the game is +146. A higher total of 64.5 points is the highest over/under posted in both teams games this season.
Utah vs UCLA Prediction & Pick
The Bruins rolled up 184 yards rushing and 315 passing last week while shutting down the Huskies running game. The UCLA offense is scoring 41 points per game and averaging 512 yards per game this season. Utah has scored 34 points per game against four FBS opponents, and the Utes have the league's No. 1 defense allowing 278 yards per game through five contests. But UCLA's defense has played better than expected allowing 318 yards per game, and both defenses allow less than 5.0 yards per play to lead the Pac 12. The Utes did rush for 290 yards against UCLA's defense last season in a 44-24 beatdown of the Bruins.
Both teams and quarterbacks also lead the Pac 12 in passing efficiency. Bruins QB Darian Thompson-Robinson has passed for more than 1,200 yards with an 11:1 TD-to-INT ratio and 74% completions. Utes QB Cameron Rising has passed for more than 1,150 yards with 13:2 TD-INT ratio and 68% completions. He had 4 total TD's in last week's win over Oregon State, and both duel-threat quarterbacks have rushed for more than 185 yards this season as well.
Final Score Prediction: Utah: 34 | UCLA: 24
Utah vs UCLA Betting Trends
- Utah is 10-2 straight up (SU) in their last 12 games.
- Utah is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games.
- Utah is 5-0 SU/ATS in their last 5 games vs. UCLA.
- UCLA is 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
- UCLA is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone over in 8 of UCLA's last 10 games.
Utah vs UCLA Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Despite the Bruins improved and stronger defense, along with a positive profile on offense of rushing for 211 yards per game and passing for 300 YPG against FBS opponents this season, we still believe in Utah as the stronger and better team who has also played the tougher schedule this season.
The recent results and UCLA's scoring production have also pushed this total higher, but stronger defensive play should show in this contest and could reduce scoring more than expected. The Utes have looked nearly unstoppable the last four games after their opening week slipup at Florida. Utah has also won and covered 5-straight in this series, and the 2022 Utah team is even stronger.
Bet: Utah -3.5 (-110)
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