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Baylor vs UCLA NCAAF Bowl Week Online Predictions

UCLA Bruins: Trying to avoid 0-3 finish to season

After starting the season on a 9-2 tear, the Bruins are in a bit of a slide right now, losing two straight games coming into the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night. The Bruins are trying to avoid finishing the season on an 0-3 slide for the third consecutive season. UCLA lost to Illinois by a score of 20-14 in the Fight Hunger Bowl in 2011 to finish the season with a 6-8 record. This is the first bowl game under head coach Jim Mora.

Baylor Bears: Moving on after Robert Griffin III

Baylor took until late in its season to prove that it can win without RGIII under center. Baylor finished the season on a three-game winning streak after losing four straight from the end of September into the middle of October. Wide receiver Terrence Williams set a school record with 1,764 receiving yards on the season. The Bears are 9-9 in 18 bowl games all-time and are meeting the Bruins for the first time in history.

In a battle of teams that reached the post-season in different ways, the Baylor Bears and the UCLA Bruins meet for the first time. Baylor is on a hot streak, while UCLA is trying to avoid a third straight loss to end the season. The top online sportsbook of has the Bruins as -3 (-105) favorites on Thursday night. We will put money down on the spread and the Bruins over the Bears.

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