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Bruins open as 6-point favorites over Colorado

UCLA opened the Pac-12 slate as a near-touchdown favorite over Colorado in every book

UCLA v Cincinnati Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The 2020 season for the UCLA Bruins took some time to develop, and now that we’re less than a week away, those season-opening betting lines are starting to trickle in.

For their Week 1 season-opening game against the Colorado Buffaloes, Chip Kelly’s Bruins are in unfamiliar territory of late, opening as a relatively large favorite.

UCLA has opened as a six-point favorite in most places against Colorado and trickled down to as low as 5.5 in others.

The Bruins are set to open the game against newly-named starter Sam Noyer and the Buffs in head coach Karl Dorrell’s first game back in the Pac-12 since he was with UCLA.

Dorrell and his team will be an incredibly different unit than what they trotted out last year with Mel Tucker as head coach and Steven Montez at quarterback.

The Bruins have the quarterback matchup advantage big time and arguably are the best team overall, at every position. This should be one of the bigger favorites for UCLA this season and is up there as the second-biggest opening line in the Pac-12 slate so far in Week 1.

Only USC is a bigger favorite (-7.5) over Arizona State in the opening slate of games.