UCLA Bruins Odds

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UCLA football odds

NCAA football fans across the nation are well aware of just how impressive the UCLA Bruins program can be. That’s why it’s no surprise that they are one of the most popular teams in California, as well as in California sportsbooks.

Below we take a look at the Bruins and dive into the ins and outs of betting on the team and their NCAA college football opponents. Below we have all the information you need, including live UCLA Bruins football odds, UCLA football bet types, and more.

This week’s UCLA Bruins point spread odds

Below see this week’s UCLA football point spread odds, but you’re not limited to just those. You can adjust which college football odds you’re looking at by changing the odds board from point spread to moneyline or totals.

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UCLA Bruins NCAA football championship odds

There is only one championship banner hanging for the Bruins football program, and that was earned in 1954, five years before they even joined the Pac-12. What are the odds they’ll make the College Football Playoff and bring home their second national title?

Below we’ve got latest UCLA title odds feed updated 24 hours a day. Click on any of the odds to be taken to that sportsbook and get started.

How to bet on UCLA Bruins football in California

There is no shortage of places to wager on the Bruins football program here in California, or any other NCAA football team, for that matter.

Below, we help you answer those questions as well as point you in the direction of some of the most popular and reputable CA sportsbook apps.

UCLA Bruins moneyline

The moneyline bet is the most common bet type in the entire world. In its most basic form, there are two teams scheduled to play one another and your job is to pick which side is going to win.

If you’re right, you win money. If you’re wrong, you forfeit your bet amount.

Every sportsbook in the world is going to have moneyline odds available to bettors, and here in California, it is no different. FanDuel, for example, has a wide selection of moneyline bets for NCAA football and the Bruins.

Below is an example of what a Bruins moneyline bet at FanDuel Sportsbook might look like:

  • UCLA Bruins -115
  • California Golden Bears +155

What we can see right off the bat is the two teams playing are the Bruins and their rivals, the Golden Bears. When we look at the line given by the FanDuel oddsmakers, we see that they are favoring the Bruins to win the game. How can we tell? Negative odds are associated with the favorite in a bet such as this, while positive odds are for the underdog.

Negative odds also show us something else: How much money we need to bet to win $100. So, in this case, a $115 bet on the Bruins to win that comes to fruition will pay out $215 — the original stake plus the $100 in winnings.

Positive odds, on the other hand, show us how much we can win if we bet $100. So, again, if you bet on Golden Bears football at $100 and they won, you’d get a payout of $255.

UCLA point spread

The preferred bet type of experienced bettors, the point spread basically “evens” the playing field for the two teams playing, at least for purposes of betting.

At DraftKings, which has a nice selection of NCAA point spread betting opportunities, you will find competitive odds and decent value in the point spread. Below we take a look at an example of one of the DK point spread offerings:

  • UCLA Bruins -6.5 (-110)
  • USC Trojans  +6.5 (-110)

Our first glance here tells us quite a bit about what is happening and what oddsmakers are expecting. We see that the Bruins will be playing the Trojans in one of their rivalry games. The Bruins, in this example, are favored by DraftKings CA to win by at least seven points.

If there is any other outcome (a win by fewer points than seven, or even losing outright), then Trojans football bets would be winners.

On either side of this bet, the odds are at -110. As we mentioned earlier, negative odds tell us how much is needed to be wagered to win $100. If you were to bet that amount on either side and they won the bet, your payout would be $210.

Keep in mind that you’re not required to bet that much or that little. Whatever amount you divide to bet will be calculated with the sportsbook’s odds at the time you finalized your bet.

UCLA Bruins totals

These bets are also known as the over/under and unlike the other bet types we’ve mentioned so far, these bets don’t require you to pick which team is going to win the game.

Instead, oddsmakers at sportsbooks like BetMGM CA predict how many points the two teams playing will combine to score. That means the two final scores are added together and you, the bettor, need to determine if the teams will score more — or over — the amount or if they will have fewer — or under — points than predicted.

Here is a look at an example BetMGM totals bet:

  • Over 43.5 (-110)
  • Under 43.5 (-115)

In this example, BetMGM oddsmakers are predicting the two teams will combine to score 43.5 points, though they are leaning slightly toward the under on this, as you can tell by the odds associated with both sides of the bet.

If the teams end up with a 24-20 game, then the total would be 44 points and the over would win. Anything fewer than 44 points would fall to the under for winnings.

The odds work the same here as they do in the above-mentioned bets.

UCLA Bruins prop betting

Prop bets have mixed reception when it comes to bettors. Some folks love them and make them a part of their weekly betting strategy for NCAA football games. Others avoid them completely because of how difficult they are to research and handicap.

Caesars Sportsbook hasn’t shied away from offering prop bets for college football games in the past and there’s no reason to believe they won’t continue to do so.

These bets can be ridiculous and range to stone-cold serious. Not every sportsbook is going to carry the same variety, so it’s always a good idea to browse the various online sports betting sites to find one that has the number of prop bets you’d be interested in.

An example of a UCLA Bruins prop bet you’ll find in the Caesars sportsbook is like this:

  • Will UCLA’s quarterback throw an interception? Yes (+105) or No (+110)

Most prop bets are considered “side bets” that you make with the sportsbook and typically do not revolve around the outcome of the game.

UCLA Bruins coaching staff

There have been some ups and downs for the Bruins over the years, and a lot of that has to do with the fellow who is at the helm of the program. Bet them winners or losers, the coaches have been integral in shaping Bruins football over the decades.

Below we have a list of the coaching staff for UCLA:

  • Head coach: Chip Kelly
  • Assistant head coach: Brain Norwood
  • Defensive coordinator: Jerry Azzinaro
  • Offensive coordinator: Justin Frye
  • Special teams: Derek Sage

Below we have compiled a list of all of the head football coaches who have come and gone for the Bruins:

  • William Spaulding (1928-1938), 56-43
  • Babe Horrell (1939-1944), 24-31
  • Bert LaBrucherier (1945-1948), 23-16
  • Red Sanders (1949-1957), 66-19
  • George Dickerson (1958), 1-2
  • Bill Barnes (1958-1964), 31-34
  • Tommy Prothro (1965-1970), 41-18
  • Pepper Rodgers (1971-1973), 19-12
  • Dick Vermeil (1974-1975), 15-5
  • Terry Donahue (1976-1995), 151-74
  • Bob Toledo (1996-2002), 49-32
  • Ed Kezirian (2002), 1-0
  • Karl Dorrell (2003-2007), 35-27
  • DeWayne Walker (2007), 0-1
  • Rick Neuheisel (2008-2011), 21-28
  • Mike Johnson (2011), 0-2
  • Jim Mora (2012-2017), 46-30
  • Jedd Fisch (2017), 1-1
  • Chip Kelly (2018-current)

Where do the Bruins play their home games?

UCLA gets to play in one of the most storied stadiums of all of college football — the Rose Bowl.

Below we take a quick look at the details about the Rose Bowl and its construction. It is located at:

1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, California

Here are some additional bits of information regarding the stadium:

  • Owner: City of Pasadena
  • Operator: Rose Bowl Operating Company
  • Capacity: 88,565
  • Record attendance: 106,869 (1973 Rose Bowl)
  • Opened: Oct. 28, 1922
  • Construction cost: $272,198 ($4.41 million in 2021)
  • Other events: Rose Bowl game

How to watch and listen to UCLA Bruins games

The UCLA Bruins are a member of the Pac-12 Conference (since 1959) and because of that affiliation they have most of their home games televised annually. The conference, which also includes rival USC, has a partnership for broadcast rights with ESPN, Fox Sports and the Pac-12 network.

For those who would like to listen to the games, you can tune in to 1150 AM in Los Angeles, or one of the radio station affiliates like KWDJ 1360 AM in Ridgecrest and KCTC 1320 AM in Sacramento.

The Bruins games are also available on the Sirius XM service, or through streaming on the TuneIn radio app.

A brief history of the UCLA Bruins football team

The Bruins first took to the field for a football game in 1919 and they haven’t looked back, rising to prominence as one of the most respected programs in California.

Below we take a brief look at some of the most important dates in the history of UCLA football.

  • 2012: The Bruins climb to the top of the Pac-12 Conference and win the South Division in the process
  • 1997: The first of back-to-back conference championships under coach Bob Toledo. The team goes on to win the Cotton Bowl, 29-23, in 1997, but lost the Rose Bowl, 38-31, in 1998
  • 1993: UCLA ties for first in the conference and ends up losing in the Rose Bowl, 21-16
  • 1987: Another Pac-10 title to hang a banner for, and a 20-16 win in the Aloha Bowl
  • 1985: The team ties for first in the Pac-10 and wins the Rose Bowl, 45-28
  • 1983: UCLA wins the conference title again and dominates in the Rose Bowl with a 45-9 whipping of Illinois
  • 1982: The Bruins take first in the Pac-10 and win the Rose Bowl, 24-14, over the Michigan Wolverines
  • 1975: Dick Vermeil coaches the Bruins to a tie for first place in the Pac-8 before taking them to the Rose Bowl and winning, 23-10, over Ohio State
  • 1966: The Bruins win their first Rose Bowl with a 14-12 victory over Michigan State on January 1
  • 1965: UCLA joins the Pacific-8 Conference and wins the title in the inaugural season
  • 1961: The Bruins win the AAWU and go on to lose the Rose Bowl, 21-3
  • 1959: UCLA ties for its first AAWU conference title
  • 1958: The Bruins switch conferences to the Athletic Association of Western Universities
  • 1953: Under the leadership of Henry Sanders, the Bruins won three-straight conference titles from 1953 to 1955 and played in two Rose Bowls, losing the 1953 game, 28-20, and losing the 1955 game, 17-14
  • 1946: Bruins win the Pacific Coast Conference championship and earn a trip to the Rose Bowl (a 45-14 loss)
  • 1942: The football team wins their first-ever outright conference championship and went on to play in their first-ever Rose Bowl (they lost, 9-0)
  • 1939: Bruins tie for first in the conference
  • 1938: UCLA plays in its first-ever bowl game, the Poi Bowl, and won, 32-7
  • 1935: The Bruins tie for first place in the Pacific Coast Conference, giving them their first ever conference trophy
  • 1925: UCLA has their first winning season, going 5-3-1
  • 1919: The Bruins play their first game ever and went 2-6 on the season


In 2021, the average cost of a ticket for a home game of the UCLA Bruins was $69 with the lowest tickets coming in around $12.

The Bruins have just one national title banner hanging at the university, and that came in 1961 under the coaching of Red Sanders as they compiled a 9-0 overall record on the year.

The coach who picked up the most wins during their time with UCLA was Terry Donahue, who from 1976-1995 collected a record of 151-74-8 for a .665 win percentage — the highest mark of any coach who helmed the team for more than two games.

The coach with the highest win percentage ever is Ed Kezirian, who coached only the 2002 Las Vegas Bowl after Coach Bob Toledo was fired before the bowl game. Kezirian’s percentage with that single game and victory is 1.000.

As of spring 2022, the UCLA Bruins have played in 31 bowl games and have compiled a record of 15-16-1.

Joe Bruin is the team’s official mascot modeled after a California brown bear. He can often be seen with Josephine “Josie” Bruin, a female bear mascot.

Troy Aikman was a first-round NFL Draft pick out of UCLA in 1989. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and played there for 12 seasons while winning three Super Bowl titles (XXVII, XXVIII and XXX). He was the Super Bowl XXVII MVP and a six-time Pro Bowl selection. In 2006, Aikman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

UCLA has had an impressive 30 consensus All-American players.

There have been 28 first-round NFL Draft selections out of UCLA, and 329 total (as of the 2022 NFL Draft). The first ever was Chuck Cheshire, a back who was selected in the second round of the 1936 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.

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