Everyone knew Rick Neuheisel recruited some talented players to UCLA, but, for whatever the reason, he never got much out of them. Jim Mora did, though, as he presided over the Bruins first winning season since 2009 last year. UCLA, which finished 9-5 overall thanks to a Holiday Bowl loss to Baylor, won the Pac 12 South with a 6-3 conference record and it nearly upset Stanford in the conference title game. The Bruins are expected to challenge for the division again this season (+255 odds to win the South); however, their 2013 regular season win total is set at seven games and the Under is favored at -150 odds ($150 wins $100).
UCLA should have good team, once again, with seven starters, including quarterback Brett Hundley, back from a 34.4 point per game offense, but its schedule may mask its ability. The Bruins face road games against Nebraska, Stanford, Oregon, Arizona, and USC, making their away slate, arguably, the most difficult in the country. Early college football lines from the Golden Nugget (listed below) have UCLA lined as a dog in each of those contests.
UCLA Bruins BCS Championship Odds:
UCLA Bruins Odds to win the 2014 BCS National Championship +8000UCLA Bruins Odds to win the Pac 12 Championship +700 (four of 12)UCLA Bruins Odds to win the Pac 12 South Division +255 ( two of six)UCLA Bruins Regular Season Wins: Over 7 (+120), Under 7 (-150)
LVH College Football Games of the Year (featuring UCLA):
9/14 UCLA (+7) at Nebraska10/3 UCLA (-1.5) at Utah10/19 UCLA (+11.5) at Stanford10/26 UCLA (+18.5) at Oregon11/15 Washington at UCLA (-4)11/23 Arizona State at UCLA (-1)11/30 UCLA (+7) at USC
Golden Nugget College Football Games of the Year (featuring UCLA):
8/31 Nevada at UCLA (-17) 9/14 UCLA (+7.5) at Nebraska 10/3 UCLA (-4.5) at Utah 10/12 California at UCLA (-16.5) 10/19 UCLA (+10) at Stanford 10/26 UCLA (+20) at Oregon 11/2 Colorado at UCLA (+22) 11/9 UCLA (+3) at Arizona 11/15 Washington at UCLA (-4) 11/23 Arizona State at UCLA (-2) 11/30 UCLA (+7) at USC
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