Betting on UCLA Bruins Football

The UCLA Bruins football team has been on a roll in 2022.

Meanwhile, the momentum for real-money California sports betting ground to a halt when voters emphatically rejected Prop 26 and Prop 27 on Nov. 8. Now, interest groups will have to wait until the 2024 election for another crack at legalization. 

Until then, let’s get you prepped for the day sports betting does get legalized. Here, you’ll find information on UCLA Bruins Pac-12 odds, including: 

  • Latest UCLA Bruins odds at top sportsbooks 
  • Best sportsbooks for betting on the UCLA Bruins
  • UCLA Bruins upcoming schedule 
  • Types of bets you can place on UCLA Bruins 
  • And more 

UCLA Bruins Odds at the Best Sportsbooks

Online SportsbookUCLA Bruins Pac-12 Odds
DraftKings Sportsbook California+20000
FanDuel Sportsbook California+20000
PointsBet Sportsbook California+25000 

Odds are updated as of Nov. 2, 2022.

Where Can You Bet on the UCLA Bruins?

A teeter-totter battle raged between sports betting measures Prop 26 (called the Tribal Sports Wagering Act) and Prop 27 (California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Act). To sway voters in their favor, tribal casinos and online gambling companies spent massive amounts on their campaigns

Ultimately, both measures failed.

Retail Sportsbooks 

If Prop 26 passed, you would have found UCLA Bruins odds at retail sportsbooks across the state. 

Online Sportsbooks 

Prop 27 sought to introduce online sports betting only. It was pushed by major online gambling brands like FanDuel CA, BetMGM CA, and DraftKings CA. 

If Prop 27 passed, UCLA Bruins fans would have had access to huge California sports betting bonuses upon registration, such as a risk-free first bet up to $1,000 — which is common in US sportsbooks nowadays. 

UCLA Bruins Schedule 2022

  • vs. Bowling Green, Saturday, September 3
  • vs. Alabama State, Saturday, September 10
  • vs. South Alabama, Saturday, September 17
  • @ Colorado, Saturday, September 24
  • vs. Washington, Friday, September 30
  • vs. Utah, Saturday, October 8
  • @ Oregon, Saturday, October 22 
  • vs. Stanford, Saturday, October 29 
  • @ Arizona State, Saturday, November 5 
  • vs. Arizona, Saturday, November 12 
  • vs. USC, Saturday, November 19 
  • @ California, Friday, November 25 

UCLA Bruins Betting News and Updates

How UCLA Bruins Betting Odds Are Calculated

Finding value — which is the most effective way to profit in sports betting — requires understanding how books set odds and what factors impact the movement of lines after they are released to the public. 

Based on how oddsmaking functions, we can make an educated guess as to where UCLA Bruins odds come from.

A team of oddsmakers at each major sportsbook determines the lines for a given game by taking into account a number of aspects. Using computer algorithms, formulas, and calculations, this group of math experts craft what they believe is the most accurate representation of the outcome. As part of the estimate, personal observations are also probably taken into account. 

The opening UCLA Bruins Pac-12 odds are just a jumping-off point. Those lines will quickly change depending on how professional bettors (sharps) react to them. Within the first few days after the opening lines are released, the sharps dictate movement and sportsbooks only react to where bets are flowing. 

As the NCAAF season unfolds, the following factors may also affect the odds:

  • Roster changes
  • Weather 
  • Injuries 
  • Personnel changes within the coaching staff 

If you want to find the best odds at California sportsbooks, you must shop around by comparing odds between multiple bookies and sifting out the most competitive price.

Now that we understand how sportsbooks generate odds and what affects line movement, let’s look at how to interpret odds charts. We’ll use two of the most popular NCAAF bets to demonstrate how this works.

UCLA Bruins Moneyline Odds 

A moneyline bet is a bet on a team to win the game. Positive (+) odds indicate the underdogs in the matchup, and the number shows how much money you’ll make for a $100 wager. Here’s an example of how this works in practice: 

  • UCLA Bruins +105 
  • Utah Utes -114

In this hypothetical game, the Bruins are the underdogs. If you stake $100 on them and they beat the Utes, you’ll get a $105 profit.

In the Utes’ case, the negative (-) odds mean that they have been perceived as favorites. The number represents how much you would have to bet to win $100. Bet $114 on the Utes winning the contest, and you’ll win $100 if they do.  

UCLA Bruins Point Spread 

UCLA Bruins vs. Utah Utes odds on the moneyline are largely skewed towards the Utes, so if you bet on them, you won’t profit as much as if you bet the same amount on the Bruins. A point spread bet solves this “issue” as it provides a roughly equal payout on both sides.

This wager revolves around winning margins. The favorite must win by more points than the spread suggests, while the underdog must lose by fewer points or win outright. 

We’ll use the same matchup to clarify how point spread works in football: 

  • UCLA Bruins +2.5 
  • Utah Utes -2.5 

The Utes must win by 3 or more points for a point spread bet on them to be deemed successful. Conversely, a point spread bet on the Bruins will pay out if UCLA wins the game or loses by one or two points. 

UCLA Bruins Futures Odds 

A futures bet is a long-term wager that usually involves picking a team to win some sort of a championship or a player to win a seasonal award. You can find various futures bets depending on the sport and market. For mainstream markets like the NFL, the selection ramps up.

UCLA Bruins odds and UCLA Bruins odds of making the playoffs are seldom found in regulated sportsbooks. The most common NCAAF futures bets are on conference and national championship playoff winners. 

Below are the best UCLA Bruins odds in California for these two futures bets: 

Bruins NCAA Championship 2022/23 odds+20000
To win the Pac-12+500

Odds are from DraftKings as of Nov. 2, 2022.

UCLA Bruins Prop Bets 

NCAAF prop bets aren’t directly correlated with game results, but rather with specific occurrences within the game. These exotic wagers can come in various shapes and sizes and may be based on the performance of a player, team, or the game’s statistical parameters. In most cases, they are represented through an Over/Under system. 

When it comes to long-term props for the UCLA Bruins, the sportsbook offers are somewhat stripped back. An operator or two may provide Over/Under odds for season wins, but that’s pretty much it.

As far as individual games are concerned, there’s more depth. Popular options include “1st team to score” and “to win by X range of points.”

How to Bet on the UCLA Bruins in California 

If Prop 27 passes, you’ll be able to get in on the action online and place bets on the UCLA Bruins remotely from anywhere in California. Registration works similarly in all jurisdictions with legal online sports betting, and CA sportsbooks will likely introduce the same model. You can get started by following these steps: 

  1. Pick a sportsbook and go to its official website. Once there, you may need to select California from the drop-down list of states. Then click on the Sign Up button.
  2. In the application form, provide your personal details, including full name, birthday, login credentials, and last four digits of your SSN. 
  3. With your account up and running, make a deposit and claim the welcome bonus. 
  4. Select College Football in the sports menu on the left and find Pac-12 conference odds.
  5. Click on the bet you want to make and input the stake amount.

The sportsbook will probably use a geolocation tracker to verify that you’re in California at the time the bet is being placed. Your wager will not be accepted if you’re outside the state.

Live Betting on the UCLA Bruins in California

There’s one other way to get some skin in the game aside from pre-game and futures bets: live betting. This betting format allows you to wager on UCLA Bruins games as they happen in real-time. Throughout the game, the odds and lines will change based on how the action unfolds. When an opportunity presents itself, you need to be on the ball and act quickly.

How to Bet on the Pac-12 in California? 

Sportsbooks offer a less diverse betting portfolio for the NCAAF (and by extension the Pac-12 competition) than the NFL or other major sports. When it comes to the futures market, it comes down to two choices: betting on the Bruins to win the Pac-12 or national championship playoff. 

The Big 3 bets (moneylines, spreads, and totals) are available for individual games. On top of this, you may find teasers, period bets, and game props. 

UCLA Bruins Stadium

The Bruins play their home games at the Rose Bowl, one of the most renowned football stadiums in the country. This venue is best known for hosting the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. 

The Rose Bowl is located in Pasadena, about 10 miles north of downtown LA. 

Name: Rose Bowl

Address: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103

Capacity: 90,888

Opened: 1922

Main tenants UCLA Bruins

Betting on UCLA Bruins Football FAQs

Do the UCLA Bruins have any partnerships with a sportsbook?

No, the UCLA Bruins haven’t signed any sportsbook partnerships yet. They’ll probably look for an official betting partner when the market launches, in 2025 at the earliest. We’ll keep you posted on any updates. 

Is FanDuel legal in California?

No, FanDuel isn’t legal in California. If the state ever legalizes sports betting, FanDuel will probably be one of the first operators to launch a betting app in the market. 

How popular is betting on the UCLA Bruins?

It gets less traction than NFL betting, that’s for sure. Still, the NCAAF is one of the most popular markets out there for sports betting, right up there with soccer, tennis, and golf. 

Where can I bet on the Pac-12 in California?

Nearly all sportsbooks have Pac-12 outright winner odds and the majority have odds for individuals as well. These include industry giants DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM CA, Caesars, and PointsBet. 

Who has the best odds on the UCLA Bruins?

If you’re looking for the best UCLA Bruins odds, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all sportsbook. Different operators excel in different markets. There may be one site that offers the best futures odds, while another may offer the best moneyline odds.

Does DraftKings offer odds on the UCLA Bruins?

Yes, it does. Of all sportsbooks, DraftKings arguably has one of the most comprehensive coverages of the Pac-12 tournament. It has the most game and team props for NCAAF games, that’s for sure.

About the Author

Joshua Buckley

Sports Content Manager
Joshua Buckley is Sports Content Manager for CaliforniaCasinos.com. Along with award-winning experience as a sports editor in Alabama and Texas, he has also spent time in public relations for the tourism and blood banking industries. Joshua is co-host of "Whole Lotta Wolves," the only U.S.-based Wolverhampton Wanderers FC podcast.