When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, August 28, 2021
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
AmericasBookie Line: UCLA (-17.5) O/U 68 (-110)
UCLA opened as 17-point favorites at America’s Bookie and the line has been ushed up to (-17.5). UCLA (3-4 last season) returns senior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, a former four-star recruit who has progressed from unfulfilled potential to a certified leader. But Thompson-Robinson still has not guided the Bruins to a winning record in three seasons.
The Hawaii Warriors enter the 2021 campaign looking to build on a 5-4 season that saw the Warriors finish with a 4-4 mark in Mountain West conference play. The UCLA Bruins come into the 2021 campaign looking to improve on a frustrating 3-4 season under Chip Kelly.
The Warriors will have Chevan Cordeiro back to lead Hawaii at QB, throwing for 2,083 yards, 14 touchdowns and 6 interceptions last season while also rushing for 484 yards and 7 scores.
The Bruins lost their leading rusher from 2020 in Demetric Felton, but Brittain Brown is etched in as the top running back with Felton gone after rushing for 543 yards and 4 TDs last season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hawaii’s last 6 games.
Hawaii are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hawaii’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Hawaii’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
Hawaii are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played in August.
Hawaii are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games played in week 1.
Hawaii are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Saturday.
California-Los Angeles are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
California-Los Angeles are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
California-Los Angeles are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games at home.
California-Los Angeles are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Mountain West conference.
California-Los Angeles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 1.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California-Los Angeles’ last 6 games played on a Saturday.
California-Los Angeles are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games when playing as the favourite.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of California-Los Angeles’ last 12 games played on a Saturday when at home
Prediction: You have a pair of teams that can put points on the board in bunches and the Over 68 (-110) look very appitizing to say the least.
Over 68 is the play.