UCLA listed as early favorite in all but one game in 2014

Heading into a season with national title hopes, UCLA has Las Vegas on its side.

The Golden Nugget released lines this week for 200 “Games of the Year” and have the Bruins as favorites in eight of the nine games featured. Oregon is a 3-point favorite at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 11, after romping to a 42-12 win over UCLA last season in Eugene.

The downtown Vegas casino gave UCLA narrow edges over Washington (-3.5), USC (-4.5) and Stanford (-3), but also made the team a three-touchdown favorite in the season opener at Virginia and again on Oct. 18 at Cal.

Odds weren’t listed for games against Memphis, Utah and Colorado — teams that combined for a 12-24 record last season.

The full set of early lines for UCLA:

Aug. 30, @ Virginia … -21.5
Sept. 6, Memphis … n/a
Sept. 13, Texas @ AT&T Stadium … -8
Sept. 20, BYE
Sept. 25, @ Arizona State (Thu.) … -7
Oct. 4, Utah … n/a
Oct. 11, Oregon … +3
Oct. 18, @ California … -22
Oct. 25, @ Colorado … n/a
Nov. 1, Arizona (Homecoming) … -14
Nov. 8, @ Washington … -3.5
Nov. 15, BYE
Nov. 22, USC … -4.5
Nov. 28, Stanford (Fri.) … -3

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