The UCLA Bruins and No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners are set to face off on the grass of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. FOX will televise the action and this afternoon matchup is scheduled to get underway at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Betting Preview: Oklahoma Sooners vs. UCLA Bruins
The disappointing Bruins are 0-1 against the spread (ATS) and have lost 7.3 units so far. The team’s posted an O/U mark of 0-1.
The Sooners have gained 1.0 unit for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 1-0 ATS and have an O/U record of 1-0.
The Bruins are 0-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Sooners are 1-0 SU.
The Bruins fell to Cincinnati 26-17 in a matchup where their defense allowed the Bearcats to eat up the clock by running for 194 yards on 51 rush attempts, including three rush TDs. On the offensive side, the Bruins completed 23-of-37 passes for 162 yards and one interception. Dorian Thompson-Robinson went 15-for-25 for 117 yards while Wilton Speight completed eight-of-12 for 45 yards and one interception. Bolu Olorunfunmi (13 rushing yards on nine attempts, one TD) spearheaded the ground attack. Theo Howard (five receptions, 52 yards) and Caleb Wilson (four catches, 36 yards) handled the receiving duties in the defeat.
Oklahoma just earned a 63-14 win over Florida Atlantic. As a group, the Sooners collectively completed 19-of-23 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns. Kyler Murray went nine-for-11 for 209 yards and two touchdowns while Austin Kendall was eight-of-10 for 88 yards and one touchdown. Trey Sermon (69 yards on 9 rush attempts, one TD) spearheaded the running game while Marquise Brown (six receptions, 133 yards, one TD) and CeeDee Lamb (two catches, 43 yards) led the receiving attack in the win.
It seems like the Sooners should own an edge in terms of RB effectiveness, as their backfield logged 5.6 yards per carry last season while their defense allowed 4.4 YPC to opponents. The Bruins recorded 3.7 yards per carry last year while allowing 5.8 yards per rush attempt to opposing runners.
UCLA Bruins at Oklahoma Sooners NCAA Tip
SU Winner: Oklahoma
- Both teams have yet to lose a fumble in 2018.
- UCLA created 19 rushing touchdowns last season.
- Oklahoma put up a whopping 33 rushing touchdowns last season.
- The UCLA O-line gave up 29 sacks last season. Their defense created 22 sacks.
- Oklahoma O-line gave up 26 sacks last season. Their defense created 26 sacks.
- UCLA threw for 31 passing touchdowns last season.
- Oklahoma logged 47 passing touchdowns last season.
- The UCLA defense has 4 sacks on the year while Oklahoma has two.