Should you bet on UCLA this year?

Should you bet on UCLA this year?

August 03, 2017 7:26 AM


Before UCLA takes on the USC Trojans at the L.A. Coliseum, they will have played 10 games. By that time, it might be better to predict which of the two Southern California rivals will come out on top, and by just how much. 

It’s far in the future, but one thing’s for sure, it’s likely that folks will be talking about Josh Rosen, and whether or not they will be touting him as the best QB in the Pac-12, like they have in the past. It remains to be seen.

Rosen is coming off an injury that kept him out for the final six games last year, and just how well he is able to bounce back, is something you might want to wait to see, before betting on the Bruins. My point take it slow, and see how it goes before you invest too heavily. 

The quarterback position might not be everything, but it’s a whole lot of something when it comes to college football. If you’ve got a guy who can carry a team, show true leadership, and not break a sweat when there is pressure on him, you will have someone you can bet on.  For now, it’s a bit too early to tell.

So what does that mean when it comes to Week One? UCLA will be taking on Texas A&M at 4:30 pm PT. Should you bet on the Bruins? Let’s put it this way, there’s a reason the Bruins are favored by a low 3.5 points. That’s because folks are cautious and rightly so. Will, Rosen rise to the occasion or will he falter at home?

Last year, this matchup was not pretty for the Bruins. In a game that ended in OT, Rosen found himself on the outside looking in, and perhaps that is all the incentive he will need to bring home a victory. 

With revenge a factor, and Rosen coming back with something to prove, especially to the Trojan fans, look for UCLA to come out on top, and possibly cover. Only tread lightly and go with UCLA for the win or check out the totals and go that route. 

Remember it’s Week 1, so it’s good to do your homework, set a plan and pay attention. Sometimes it’s a bit too early to take the points, especially when you’re talking about a game that could be up for grabs by either side.