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2012 Holiday Bowl: Baylor vs. UCLA odds and lines

The Bruins are favored slightly over the Bears for their Holiday Bowl matchup.


UCLA is favored slightly over Baylor for their Holiday Bowl matchup Thursday night. The Bruins are a one-point favorite on some sites, while others have the game at even odds. (via Odds Shark)

The line opened as even for the game between the No. 17 Bruins (9-4) and Bears (7-5), but has since moved slightly in the favor of UCLA on most sites -- including Bovada, Just Bet, Bet Online, Top Bet, and SBG Global -- with equal -110 moneylines for each team. The over-under is around 80.5 after opening at 74.5, a sign the public is expecting a high-scoring game.

UCLA is looking to avoid ending the season on a three-game skid while Baylor and its high-powered offense (putting up a nation-best 578.8 yards per game) won its final three games, including one of the season's biggest upsets -- a 52-24 win over then-BCS No. 1 Kansas State on Nov. 17.

The Holiday Bowl kicks off Thursday night from San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium at 6:45 p.m. PT. The game will be televised by ESPN.