LINE UCLA -23
ATS PICK UCLA
Again, color me totally freaked about the MAC at this point. If you weren’t selling on that conference before, you should be now based on how the first several games went for the league.
And I sure as shoot don’t believe that Bowling Green is about to take all of its experience and upside as one of those out-of-the-blue teams to rise up in the conference race.
Yeah, it’s full of veterans, but it also couldn’t stop the run at all last year, the year before, or for a very, very long time before that.
The offense was 117th in the nation last year, the defense couldn’t come up with a third down stop, and … and …
It didn’t get totally destroyed in every game of a 4-8 season.
On the contrary, it got run over by Minnesota and managed to pull off a 14-10 win anyway.
The betting public couldn’t have hammered this line faster. It started out as UCLA -35, and plummeted down fast to -23.
That’s about right.
Bowling Green won’t get wiped off the map, but UCLA has the running game to control this. In the early afternoon of a hot LA, around 38ish to 10ish should be right, with the better chance being on the Bruins rolling up well over 40 with an unstoppable offensive performance.