UCLA Bruins vs. Oklahoma Sooners NCAA Sports Betting Analysis
Posted by: Charlie Smith
As the NCAA sports betting season develops, teams will do all they can to separate themselves from the pack. No doubt the Oklahoma Sooners, who made last year’s College Football Playoffs, will be vying to get an early start on this year’s postseason qualification. Right now Oklahoma is ranked No. 6 in the nation, jumping up one spot from the previous week. However, the Sooners need to jump up at least two more spots to be in the playoff running. So in this Saturday’s UCLA Bruins vs. Oklahoma Sooners matchup, you can bank on Oklahoma going for a blowout. What kind of legal online betting odds are they facing at home?
UCLA Bruins vs. Oklahoma Sooners – Saturday, September 8th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
Stream: Fox Sports Go
MLB Sports Betting Odds:
The Bruins are coming of a 6-7 losing season and were hopeful they could turn things around in 2018. At the very least, UCLA was hopping they could deliver a winning season. However, they failed to kick the season off with a win, digging a hole for themselves from the get go. Their Week 1 matchup against the Cincinnati Bearcats ended in a 17-26 defeat. And while UCLA was competitive in that matchup, a loss in your season opener does not bode well. What’s worse is that UCLA is now matched up against the No. 6 program in the nation. With that in mind, it’s clear UCLA will be kicking off this year’s season with a two-game losing streak. Especially since they’ll be facing the Sooners in Oklahoma.
Players to Watch: Eddie Rosario (22 HR, 74 RBI, .292 BA), Brian Dozier (16 HR, 52 RBI, .227 BA), and Max Kepler (18 HR, 47 RBI, .224 BA).
The Sooners blew the door off the 2018 season with a dominant 63-14 outing in their Week 1 matchup. Coming off a highly successful 12-2 season, it was just the start that the Sooners were hoping for. One could say that start couldn’t come soon enough for Oklahoma. That dominant outing witnessed Oklahoma unleash a total of 650 yards of total offense. On defense Oklahoma wasn’t quite as dominant, giving up 324 yards on the day. Granted, they were able to hold their opponent to just 14 points. All things considered, Oklahoma should have a stronger defensive outing this weekend. Since UCLA only gained 306 yards in their 2018 debut, Oklahoma might have an easier time containing them this Saturday.
Players to Watch: Jose Altuve (10 HR, 51 RBI, .318 BA), Alex Bregman (28 HR, 91 RBI, .296 BA), and Yuli Gurriel (10 HR, 67 RBI, .275 BA).
UCLA Bruins vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Predictions
UCLA Bruins vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Picks
So which way should mobile betting players lean in this UCLA Bruins vs. Oklahoma Sooners matchup? All in all, Oklahoma is the clear cut favorite here. The odds on the money line seem a bit steep. With that in mind, the OVER on the TOTALs and taking Oklahoma to cover the spread are your best options here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 58-7 Oklahoma.