UCLA vs. Washington State NCAAF Betting Preview (Updated Odds)
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
At the onset of Chip Kelly’s arrival to Westwood did UCLA fans lose their collective minds. Dreams of perennial betting on college football playoff runs were dancing in their heads. Thus far the Bruins dreams have instead turned into nightmares. Specifically, the code has been cracked on Kelly’s offense that was once unstoppable at Oregon. And the coach’s admitted hatred of recruiting has left a roster that is outmanned. UCLA has been rendered helpless so far in 2019. And now fans and gamblers are starting to question if Kelly is the answer. Counter to that is a rolling Washington State program.
UCLA Bruins Vs. Washington State Cougars
Now UCLA is 0-3 both straight up and against the spread entering this week. Under the total has hit in all three Bruins games this season. Of great concern is a punchless UCLA offense which was supposed to flourish under Kelly. UCLA ranks 129th overall and 127th for scoring. Kelly was once fielding the most ferocious offense in college football not that long ago at Oregon. His fall from being labeled as an X-Box genius has been stunning. As a matter of fact, it’s now being said that the game has passed him by.
Players to Watch: Dorian Thompson Robinson (556 YDS, 54% COMP, 6.4 AVG, 5 TD, 4 INT, 9 SACK, 117.5 RTG, 31 RSH, -45 YDS, -1.5 YPC, 0 TD), WR Demetric Felton (38 RSH, 164 YDS, 4.3 RSH, 0 TD, 13 REC, 171 YDS, 13.2 YPC, 1 TD), RB Joshua Kelly (33 RSH, 104 YDS, 3.2 YPC, 1 TD), TE Devin Asiasi (7 REC, 114 YDS, 16.3 AVG, 0 TD), WR Jaylen Erwin (8 REC, 81 YDS, 10.1 YPC, 1 TD)
Washington State Cougars
By contrast, Washington State is 3-0 straight up but 1-2 with the odds. Wazzu has gone under the total two times. On the whole head coach, Mike Leach has done a remarkable job in transforming this program into an overlay. Once upon a time, gamblers wanted nothing to do with the Cougars. That is clearly no longer the case these days. As one would expect Wazzu boasts the top-ranked passing attack in the country.
Players to Watch: QB Anthony Gordon (1324 YDS, 79% COMP, 10.9 AVG, 12 TD, 2 INT, 199 RTG), RB Max Borghi (26 RSH, 202 YDS, 7.8 YPC, 4 TD), 11 REC, 89 YDS, 8.1 YPC, 1 TD), WR Brandon Arconado (23 REC, 308 YDS, 13.4 AVG, 1 TD), WR Easop Winston Jr (16 REC, 234 YDS, 14.6 YPC, 4 TD, WR Dezmon Patmon (13 REC, 227 YDS, 17.5 YPC, 2 TD), WR Davontavean Martin (13 REC, 171 YDS, 13.2 YPC, 1 TD), WR Travell Harris (10 REC, 164 YDS, 16.4 YPC, 2 TD)
UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars Betting Numbers
4-6 on the board when getting points on the road
Washington State Cougars
8-3 ATS as a home favorite
UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars Betting Picks
As was previously noted the Bruins have not been a good sportsbook value against Wazzu. And the Cougs have proven to be able to get the money at Martin Stadium.
Score Prediction: Washington State Cougars 42, UCLA Bruins 17