The UCLA Bruins ride a three-game winning streak into Washington as 4.5-point favorites over the Huskies in college football betting at Sportsbook.
The Bruins extended that streak last weekend with a 17-7 win over Arizona, covering as 6.5-point favorites, and improving their record in Pac-12 conference play to 4-2, while jumping to No. 18 in this week’s College Football Playoffs national rankings.
But despite their recent strong play and 7-2 overall record, UCLA has been a poor bet this season, just 2-7 ATS this season, with the squad’s only other ATS win coming in Week 5 against Arizona State.
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The 6-3 Huskies return home following a 38-23 win in Colorado last week, ending a two-game losing streak, SU and ATS. Washington is just 2-2 SU in their last four at home, but have allowed just over 19 points per game in those home contests.
The keys to success for the Huskies will be containing Bruins QB Brett Hundley, who has been held to just two passing TDs and 389 total passing yards in UCLA’s last two outings, while continuing to play a strong ground game which produced 236 yards last week.
The Boston College Eagles will be looking for their third straight outright win when they face the Louisville Cardinals as 3-point home underdogs in college football betting at Sportsbook.
The 6-3 Eagles improved to 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four with a 33-31 win in Virginia Tech last weekend, winning outright as 2.5-point road underdogs, and improving to 4-0 on the road, 3-1 ATS.
The Cardinals have struggled in the last three weeks, going 1-2 SU while losing their last two ATS, and are coming off a brutal 42-31 loss to No. 2 Florida State last week, after blowing an early 21-0 lead.
There were some bright spots for the Cards during their meltdown against Florida State. QB Will Gardner threw for 330 yards and one TD while RB Michael Dyer rushed for 134 yards and three TDs for his second straight big game.
While the Eagles are winless in their last two at home, they have been among the nation’s stingiest teams defensively, allowing less than 19 points per game in their last six, while holding opposing offenses to just 64 rushing yards per game in their last four.
If the Eagles continue to defend well against the rush, they will force the Cards to rely more heavily on their aerial game which has produced limited results for them in recent weeks.