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College Football Betting Preview: Washington State Cougars vs. UCLA Bruins
October 7, 2023
There are four teams left in the Pac-12 that are still undefeated and the only one that is a surprise undefeated team is the Washington State Cougars who enter this game with a record of 4-0 and have defeated two teams that were in the Top 25 when they defeated them, now the Cougars will travel to take on the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Saturday afternoon for what should be an exciting game. Will the Cougars remain undefeated or will the Bruins get the win at home? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Washington State Cougars enter this game ranked 13
in the AP Poll and 14
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 4-0 following a 38-35 win at home against the Oregon State Beavers while covering the 3-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 4 of the college football season. Washington State scored 38 points while compiling a total of 528 yards offensively which included 422 passing yards and 106 rushing yards while allowing 35 points and 440 total yards defensively which included 198 passing yards and 242 rushing yards. Cameron Ward led the team in passing, completing 28 of 34 attempts for 404 yards and four touchdowns while adding 14 rushing yards and a touchdown. Nakia Watson led the team in rushing with eight carries for 46 yards. Kyle Williams led the team in receiving, catching all seven targets for 174 yards and a touchdown.
UCLA enters this game with a record of 3-1 following a 7-14 loss on the road against the Utah Utes while failing to cover the 3-point spread as a road underdog in week 4 of the college football season. The Bruins scored 7 points while compiling a total of 243 yards offensively which included 234 passing yards and 9 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 219 total yards defensively which included 117 passing yards and 102 rushing yards. Dante Moore led the team in passing, completing 15 of 35 attempts for 234 yards with a touchdown and an interception. T.J. Harden led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 31 yards. Carsen Ryan led the team in receiving, catching all three targets for 69 yards.
BookMaker has the UCLA Bruins listed as 3.5-point favorites at home against the Washington State Cougars on Saturday in week 6 of the college football season. UCLA has won six of the last ten while Washington State has won two of the last three games in the series. The Cougars are 6-4 ATS in the last ten while the Bruins are 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. Washington State is 3-1 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, 2-0 ATS as an underdog, and 1-0 ATS in conference games this season while the UCLA Bruins are 2-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, 2-1 ATS as a favorite, and 0-1 ATS in conference games on the year.
Washington State enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Cougars are 6-4 ATS in the last ten games in the series and have been the better team at covering the spread this season going 3-1 ATS overall while the Bruins are 2-2 ATS overall. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the Washington State Cougars +4 on the road against the UCLA Bruins in week 6 of the college football season on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Washington State Cougars +4
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