Oregon vs. UCLA: TV info, betting odds, and expert predictions
For the second week in a row, we have a tremendous ranked-on-ranked matchup in the Pac-12. The 10th-ranked Oregon Ducks welcome the ninth-ranked and unbeaten UCLA Bruins to Autzen Stadium Saturday afternoon for a game that’ll have significant implications on how the Pac-12 championship race shakes out.
Oregon ranks ninth nationally in scoring offense. UCLA ranks 12th.
Oregon ranks first nationally in offensive success rate. UCLA ranks fifth.
Both sides will be led out by quarterbacks — Dorian Thompson-Robinson at UCLA and Bo Nix at Oregon — who rank first and second among qualified Pac-12 throwers in adjusted completion percentage. Both quarterbacks are dangerous threats to run it. Both teams have complementary ground games that are as efficient as they are lethal.
It’ll be an offensive showcase kind of day in Eugene, with two of the best in the league facing each other.
Here’s everything you need to know for the game.
TV info and kickoff time
Kickoff time: 12:30 p.m. PT
TV Network: FOX; fans can also watch the game live on FOXSports.com with a cable or satellite provider login
Location: Autzen Stadium, Eugene
Line: Oregon -7
Moneyline: Oregon -265, UCLA +215
ESPN’s FPI gives Oregon a 71.5% chance of beating UCLA.
Bill Connelly’s SP+ is calling for a 34-32 Oregon win.
DuckTerritory’s Matt Prehm is picking the Ducks to win 42-31:
In the end, I think Oregon limits the big plays of UCLA’s offense, gets a timely turnover, and then the depth and talent of Oregon show up big. Make no mistake, UCLA will score a lot of points on Oregon. Oregon will just score more. We’ll get a great game, maybe the game of the year in the Pac-12.
CBS Sports’ Chip Patterson was one of three on a seven-man CBS panel who picked the Bruins to win outright:
I’ll take the Bruins to not only cover but win outright. Dorian Thompson-Robinson has evolved into one of the best playmakers in the country, and the stress that Chip Kelly’s scheme puts on the opposing front seven will be too much for the Ducks to handle. Thompson-Robinson and Zach Charbonnet will combine for more than 200 sack-adjusted rushing yards and stun what should be a rowdy crowd in Eugene.