Las Vegas Bowl
betting odds and point spread: UCLA vs. BYU
Preview of the Las Vegas Bowl
game with point spread and betting odds on UCLA vs. BYU.
last bowl game this Saturday is the Las Vegas Bowl, which will
match up the college football teams UCLA Bruins (6-6) and
BYU Cougars (10-2). The Las Vegas Bowl will be the chance
for BYU for a pay-back, after UCLA beat the Cougars 27-17 in
September. Will this happen again on Saturday? The odds makers
say no and at the online sportsbook
Bodog Sports, the point
spread on the Las Vegas Bowl game UCLA vs. BYU is currently
favoring the Cougars -7 points with the total expected sitting
at 46 points. BYU is also a big odds favorite, listed with money
line -260 and the odds on UCLA to win the Las Vegas Bowl are
listed as +220. Keep in mind that UCLA is 12-5 against the
spread in its last 17 games, but 1-4 SU in its last 5 games. BYU
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games and total has gone UNDER in 6 of
UCLA's last 7 games.
The fact that UCLA will play the Las Vegas
Bowl under interim coach DeWayne Walker, after Dorrell was fired
at the end of the season, is not the only factor working against
the Bruins. A long list of injured UCLA players contribute to
the underdog odds, including quarterbacks Pat Cowan and Ben
Olson, wide receiver Gavin Ketchum, linebackers John Hale and
Shawn Oatis, defensive end Nikola Dragovic and many more.
Meanwhile BYU will play the bowl game without safeties David
Tafuna, Quinn Gooch, Dustin Gabriel and DT Russell Tialavea.
Brigham Young is also edging UCLA on all stats, including total
offense with 466.2 yards for 31.2 points per game, compared to
the Bruins posting 346.4 yards for 22.9 points on average. The
BYU defense is only allowing 317.2 yards for 18.8 points and the
UCLA defense allows 365.8 yards for 22.8 points. Overall, BYU
shoudl have no problem covering the -7 point spread against UCLA
on Saturday. The Las Vegas Bowl game starts at 8:00pm EST from
Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.