Bruins take on Cougars in Week 11 contest
UCLA Bruins vs Washington State Cougars Odds
The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Washington State and UCLA on Saturday, with the host Cougars trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.
The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 3-6 ATS. UCLA is 5-4 on the totals; Washington State is 4-4.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Cougars sat as 14-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 115 and the Bruins at No. 20 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 41-15 result in favor of the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington State's No. 115-ranked offense (19 PPG) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 43 at 23.4 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 324 yards per game, more than the Bruins give up through the air (245.2 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bruins feature the league's No. 59-rated road run defense, allowing 165.5 yards per game. Washington State, meanwhile, ranks No. 123 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, UCLA was a 66-10 winner at home against Arizona. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (76) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Last time we saw the Wildcats, they had no answer for Johnathan Franklin as the Bruins rolled to a 66-10 victory at Rose Bowl.
Washington State was a 49-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Utah. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington State didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Utes as Utah blasted them 49-6 in Week 10 action.
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 1-9
A few Bruins at Cougars trends to consider:
UCLA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
UCLA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games on the road
UCLA is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Washington State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against UCLA
Washington State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UCLA
UCLA home to Southern Cal, Saturday, November 17
Washington State at Arizona State, Saturday, November 17