Holiday Bowl Betting: NC State Vs. UCLA

  • NC State has -125 odds to beat UCLA.
  • The spread for the game favors NC State by 2 points.

SAN DIEGO – The 2021 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California will feature an ACC/PAC-12 showdown between the Wolfpack of North Carolina State and the UCLA Bruins. The game is scheduled for December 28 at 8:00 p.m. EST from Petco Park.

NC State Vs. UCLA Odds

  • NC State -125
  • UCLA +105
  • Spread: NC State -2
  • Total: 60 Points

Online betting sites are slightly favoring NC State being that they finished with not only a slightly better record, but also being that they finished the season as the #18 ranked team in the country. The Wolfpack finished their season going 9-3 and earning second place in the ACC. UCLA went 8-4 and finished in third place in the PAC-12.

Also, North Carolina State finished the season strong in their last five games going 4-1. UCLA finished their last five games a solid 3-2.

Something to note is that the CFB moneyline odds listed UCLA as a +120 underdog. That has since shifted down to +105 with the Bruins taking in 58% of the bets on the moneyline.

Keeping Close On The Spread

Both the Wolfpack and Bruins had successful seasons against the spread. NC State finished the regular season going 7-5 against the spread. UCLA finished with an 8-4 record ATS.

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While UCLA did finish one game ahead of NC State against the spread, the Wolfpack covered the spread by a wider margin. They covered by 6.1 points on average while UCLA covered by 3.8 points. Also, NC State was winning their games by a near two-touchdown margin at 13.4 points while UCLA was winning by 9.8 points.

One convincing factor in favor of UCLA is that they finished out their last three games going 3-0 ATS. NC State also failed to cover in two of their last three games.

On the public splits, NC State is seeing tons of action with 67% of the total bets against the spread to UCLA’s 33%.