Pac-12 conference play carries on in Week 8 of the college football season, and is highlighted with a marquee matchup between the No. 10 Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins on Saturday as UCLA coach Chip Kelly takes on his former school. The Bruins need a win to keep pace with Arizona State in the South Division, after they lost to the Sun Devils on October 2. Oregon needs to keep winning as well following a surprise 31-24 loss to Stanford on the same weekend.
Kickoff from the Rose Bowl is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. Both teams beat conference foes last week by identical 24-17 scores, but the Bruins are the favored side by two points in the latest UCLA vs. Oregon odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 59. Before entering any Oregon vs. UCLA picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- UCLA vs. Oregon spread: UCLA -2
- UCLA vs. Oregon over-under: 59 points
- UCLA vs. Oregon money line: UCLA -130, Oregon +110
What you need to know about UCLA
UCLA was able to grind out a solid win over the Washington Huskies on Saturday. UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, passing for two touchdowns and 183 yards on 26 attempts in addition to rushing for another TD and 87 yards.
Bruins running back Zach Charbonnet had another huge day on the ground, and rumbled for 131 yards on 21 carries. UCLA doesn't exactly have a ball-hawking secondary on defense, but did pick off Washington QB Dylan Morris twice to help seal the win. The turnovers were key for UCLA, which has been one of the country's worst at stopping opposing offenses on third downs -- they do so just 58-percent of the time.
What you need to know about Oregon
Oregon running back Travis Dye had a stellar game for Oregon last week when he rushed for 145 yards and a score on 19 carries. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Dye has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season. This week could be a very different story for the junior RB, as UCLA has a top-ten rushing defense, nationally. The Bruins only allow an average of 91 rush yards per game.
Oregon can make up the yards through the air, as UCLA gives up north of 290 passing yards per game in addition to their issues defending third down conversions. Senior QB Anthony Brown isn't nearly the most prolific passer to don an Oregon uniform, but he should be able to keep the offense moving on Saturday. He averages a respectable 7.9 yards per attempt and has seven touchdown passes to just one interception.
How to make Oregon vs. UCLA picks
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