|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe 2015 Foster Farms bowl takes place on Saturday, December 26, and features the UCLA Bruins taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The game at Levi's Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 9:15 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, UCLA is a solid favorite to win the game.
The Bruins are 8-4 SU and 5-6-1 ATS so far this season. Three of their games have gone OVER the line, with eight going UNDER, and one was a PUSH. They are coming off of a 40-21 loss to USC, where they lost against the spread as 3 point road underdogs. The total was a PUSH at 61 points.
The Cornhuskers are 5-7 SU and 6-6 ATS overall this year. Seven of their games went OVER the line, with the other five all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 28-20 loss to Iowa, where they failed to cover the spread as 2 ½ point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 58 point line set by the sports betting sites for that matchup.
UCLA is 6-1 ATS after a loss spreadwise, and 4-1 ATS against Big Ten opponents. They are 1-5 ATS when playing on grass. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of their last 4 games overall, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games in non-conference play. The total has gone UNDER in 35 of their last 51 after a SU loss, and UNDER in 21 of their last 31 against teams with a losing record.
Nebraska is 8-3 ATS after a SU loss, and 8-3-1 ATS after a loss spreadwise. They are 8-3 ATS against non-conference opponents, and 8-3 ATS in December. They are 1-4 ATS against the Pac-12. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 non-conference games, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 bowl games. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of their last 12 at a neutral site, and UNDER in 8 of their last 11 games in December. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 after a SU loss.
These teams last met in September 2013, when UCLA won 41-21, and covered the spread as 1 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 71 ½ point line set by the gambling oddsmakers in that game.
For Saturday's Foster Farms Bowl, UCLA is a 6 ½ point favorite in the betting odds. The over/under is set at 61 points. On the moneyline, the Bruins are a -260, while the Cornhuskers are listed at +220.