UCLA at Oklahoma NCAA Football Week 2 Odds & Expert Pick

UCLA at Oklahoma NCAA Football Week 2 Odds & Pick

Written by on September 5, 2018

College football teams constantly undergo a lot of changes from year to year. The better the season that a team has, the more likely it is that they will lose more players to the NFL. If they have a string of poor seasons, the end result may well be that a new coach is brought in to try and turn things around, which can be tough when the top prospects choose to go elsewhere. The UCLA Bruins fall into the latter category, as they have been on a steady decline over the past few seasons. Their hope is that Chip Kelly, a coach who had real success in the college game with the Oregon Ducks, can come in and turn things around. The Week 1 results were not what the Bruins were hoping for. In Oklahoma, the biggest change this season is adapting to life without QB Baker Mayfield, although you would never know that he was gone given how well the Sooners offense played in their opener. These teams will clash in Week 2, with Oklahoma in as a 30 ½ point favorite and the point total set at 64 at the latest NCAA Football Week 2 Odds.

UCLA at Oklahoma NCAA Football Week 2 Odds & Expert Pick

  • When: Saturday, September 8 at 1 PM EST
  • Where: Memorial Stadium, Norman
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: SiriusXM
  • NCAA Football Week 2 Odds: Oklahoma -30.5 (Total 64)

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 22°C/71°F
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Precipitation: 39%
  • Cloud Cover: 93%
  • Wind: 11 mph N
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the UCLA Bruins?

The return of Chip Kelly to college football after a failed stint in the NFL was supposed to be a huge party, but that was not how things played out in the Rose Bowl in Week 1. The Bruins went into their opener as a 14 ½ point favorite over the Cincinnati Bearcats, but after a positive start, the offense flatlined and the Bruins ended up losing 26-17. That was certainly not the start that anyone was expecting, and it goes to highlight just how big a task Kelly has ahead of him this year and moving forward. The Bruins will hit the road this week, which could well spell even more trouble, as they have lost each of their last 5 road games and have gone just 1-6 ATS in the last 7 games played away from home.

Why bet on the Oklahoma Sooners?

While the biggest question with the Sooners this season was how they would play offensively after losing Baler Mayfield, we probably will not get a full answer to that question until later in the season. The opening game with a new QB under center was certainly impressive, as they rolled to a 63-14 win over the FAU Owls in Week 1. UCLA at Oklahoma should be an easy victory for the Sooners. The offense went at the Owls from all angles, racking up 300 yards on the ground, as well as through the air. In short, the Sooners delivered a message that their offense may be just fine, although this game is likely to be a sterner test. Home has been very good to Oklahoma, who are 19-3 SU in their last 22 games played in Norman, as well as 12-2 ATS in their last 14 home games.

UCLA vs Oklahoma Latest NCAA Football Week 2 Betting Trends

  • UCLA is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
  • UCLA is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA’s last 5 games
  • Oklahoma is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Oklahoma is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • UCLA is 8-18 ATS in all games over the last 3 seasons
  • UCLA is 37-59 ATS in road games in games played on a grass field since 1992

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for UCLA at Oklahoma

While that big spread has me a little concerned, it’s one that I believe the Sooners can eclipse, which should only pile even more pressure on the Bruins. Score: UCLA Bruins 10 – Oklahoma Sooners 44