The No. 13 UCLA Bruins will take on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, September 18 at 10:45 p.m. ET at the Rose Bowl. The Bruins (2-0) are riding high after blowing out Hawaii in their season opener, and then pulling off the biggest win of the Chip Kelly-era, a 38-27 win over then-No. 16 LSU, a week later. Meanwhile, Fresno State is 2-1 with its one loss coming to No. 4 Oregon by a score of 31-24. The Bulldogs currently own a three-game winning streak against UCLA.
The Bruins are favored by 11 points in the latest UCLA vs. Fresno State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 61. Before locking in any Fresno State vs. UCLA picks, you'll want to check out the college football predictions and analysis from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on UCLA vs. Fresno State and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's UCLA vs. Fresno State picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for UCLA vs. Fresno State:
- UCLA vs. Fresno State spread: UCLA -11
- UCLA vs. Fresno State over-under: 61 points
- UCLA vs. Fresno State moneyline: UCLA -440, Fresno St. +340
What you need to know about UCLA
UCLA notched one of the biggest wins in recent program history two weeks ago when they beat LSU 38-27. In Chip Kelly's fourth year on the job, the Bruins finally have the depth and overall talent to be competitive in the Pac-12 and on the national level.
Offensively, quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson has done a much better job at taking care of the ball, and running back Zach Charbonnet has rushed for 223 yards and four touchdowns through two games. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing only 37.5 rushing yards per game.
What you need to know about Fresno State
Fresno State has one of the best quarterbacks in the country in senior Jake Haener, who leads the nation with 1,009 passing yards. Haener has the ability to keep the Bulldogs competitive against most teams in college football.
Defensively, Fresno State has been outstanding in 2021. Through three games the Bulldogs are giving up just 246.3 total yards per game (155 yards passing and 91.3 rushing).
How to make UCLA vs. Fresno State picks
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