UCLA's season has been nothing but back and forth. They haven't lost two games in a row. But they also haven't won two games straight either. Sitting at 4-4 and coming off a win against California last Saturday, if the trend continues, the Bruins next game against No. 21 Arizona State will be a loss.
And Vegas seems to agree.
The Bruins are currently installed as 8.5 to 10 point underdogs (depending on which sportsbook you look at) against the Sun Devils. The Bruins have allowed at least 38 points in each of their four losses and will need a strong defensive effort in order to halt that trend.
It won't be easy as the Sun Devils are 22nd in the country in points per game with almost a 36 ppg average. But trends usually need something unusual to be broken, so the UCLA defense will need a strong performance against a powerful offense to give the Bruins their first winning streak of the season.