2013-10-29 21:45:38 - Despite being made 27-point favorite by oddsmakers, the UCLA Bruins have a number of factors in their favor for their meeting with the Colorado Buffaloes
In assessing the PAC-12 matchup between the UCLA Bruins and Colorado Buffaloes, the sports handicapping website Vegas Experts has uncovered a number of key trends that point toward the Bruins beating the 27-point margin established by oddsmakers.
The website was able to note the contrast when each team is in the circumstances it faces on Saturday. For UCLA, life as a double-digit favorite has largely been a success going back to the 2006 season, with 10 wins against the Las Vegas betting line in the last 13 tries.
In contrast, Colorado has managed a weak 5-22 mark against the pointspread over the past 27 games in which it has been a double-digit underdog. That mark also includes 17 road games, where
the Buffaloes have compiled an equally woeful 3-14 record against the Las Vegas betting line.
Both teams are coming off losses, with Colorado dropping a 44-20 decision to the Arizona Wildcats, failing to cover the 13-point Las Vegas betting line. The Bruins lost 42-14 to the Oregon Ducks, failing to cover as an underdog of 22 points, after being tied at the half at 14 apiece.
The Buffaloes have struggled after a loss when it comes to wagering, with just a 10-18-1 to its credit, including a 1-2 mark this year.
UCLA has done well this season in the role of a favorite, sporting a perfect 4-0 record when it comes to overall and sports handicapping records. In its most recent attempt on October 12, the Bruins managed to defeat the California Golden Bears by a 37-10 score, narrowly beating the 26.5 point Las Vegas betting line.