UCLA Football: Bruins open as favorites against the Colorado Buffaloes

BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 3: Quarterback Sefo Liufau
BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 3: Quarterback Sefo Liufau /

The UCLA Football team enters their contest against the Colorado Buffaloes as favorites as they return to the Rose Bowl after two games away, which both turned into loses.

Not a lot has gone the UCLA Football (2-2) team’s way in the last two weeks. The Bruins started the season on a high note when they had a spectacular comeback against Texas A&M and pushed around Hawaii.

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But things took a turn on the road as Memphis outlasted the Bruins in a shootout followed by a dismantling by Stanford in their last game. Currently, the Bruins are giving up 43.2 points per game (last in the Pac-12) while posting 45.0 points (2nd best in the Pac-12).

Not a great balance, but there are still things that are working for the Bruins. That is partially why they are favored over the Colorado Buffaloes (3-1) in their next contest.

According to Sports Book Review, the Bruins opened up as -6.0 favorites. In just a few hours, that line has moved to -6.5 for UCLA.

Though the Bruins had a rough time against Stanford, the Buffaloes did not have the greatest weekend either. After feasting on lesser teams, Colorado opened up Pac-12 play against reigning conference champions, #7 Washington and it was not good. Colorado took their first beating of the season as the Huskies ripped apart the Buffaloes, 37-10.

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After UCLA’s 58-34 loss to Stanford, this game has lost a bit of steam, but it remains a very vital contest for both programs, especially as it is the second conference game for both teams. Win and you go .500. Lose and you start the Pac-12 season 0-2 and that will be a difficult hole to climb out of in this division.