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It will be a huge Pac 12 match-up on Thursday when the UCLA Bruins play host to the Arizona Wildcats at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN inside Pauley Pavilion. Something will have to give as both of these teams are off to an undefeated start inside the conference.
The Sun Bowl pits one of the middling teams from the ACC up against one of the middling teams from the Pac-12, yet the UCLA Bruins are the heavy favorites over the Virginia Tech Hokies in El Paso.
Thursday promises to be a prime match-up when the Duke Blue Devils meet the UCLA Bruins inside Madison Square Garden at 7:30 ET on ESPN. Duke comes in ranked eighth in the country at 8-2 SU and, at 9-1 SU, UCLA will be looking to pull the upset.
The battle for Los Angeles takes place in college football betting action on Saturday night at the LA Coliseum, where the USC Trojans are looking to win a big time game against the UCLA Bruins.
UCLA had a golden opportunity to make a splash in the initial BCS rankings with a win last week against then-No. 13 Stanford, but it came up short in a 24-10 loss as a 4.5-point road underdog. It was the Bruins first loss of the season against five previous victories both straight-up and against the spread. The total stayed UNDER the 55-point closing line in that game and it has now stayed UNDER in four of its first six games.
UCLA has a major opportunity to make a serious move up the board over the next two weeks with this game against Stanford and a road game against No. 2 Oregon next week. It has done everything right so far with a perfect 5-0 start both straight-up and against the spread. The total has stayed UNDER in three of its first five games.
The UCLA Bruins have a perfect ATS record this year, while the California Golden Bears have yet to cover a game. That said, that doesn’t mean that the hosts are just going to get the job done and cover a huge number on the college football odds in what should be a great Pac-12 game on Saturday night.
The UCLA Bruins will try and continue their climb up the rankings; moving to No. 16 in the latest AP poll after starting the season ranked No. 21. The Bruins opened their season with a 58-20 rout of Nevada as 20.5-point home favorites on Aug. 31. The total went OVER the 67.5-point line in that game. UCLA will come into this matchup well rested after building an early bye week into the schedule.
The PAC 12 has been a pretty good football conference the last few years. Oregon has become the beast of the conference. Stanford is quickly on the rise and the Cardinal cost the Ducks a chance at playing for a BCS title last year. USC isn’t quite as strong as normal, but they always have tons of talent. Oregon State and Arizona State are all on the rise. This conference is much more wide open this year than it has been in the past.
The clock is ticking towards the start of the 2013 college football betting campaign, and as a part of the preparation for the year, we take a look at the Top 10 Over teams in the country from 2012.