Free Week 7 Prediction: Bruins vs Cougars Odds
Looking for UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars free picks? Week 7 College football betting sees the Bruins taking on the Cougars Saturday October 15 at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(3-3) UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars (3-2)
Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
NCAA Football Spread: Washington State -5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Heading into Saturday’s Pac-12 showdown, the Washington State Cougars suddenly have the appearance of a dangerous football team.
After dropping their first two contests, Washington State has ripped three consecutive victories; none bigger than last week’s momentous 42-16 upset of #15 Stanford. Meanwhile, visiting UCLA has lost two of three after last week’s 23-20 setback opposite Arizona State.
For an already inconsistent, visiting UCLA squad to be effective vs. Washington State, starting QB Josh Rosen must be at full strength.
As of this writing, Rosen’s playing status is still undecided after being knocked out of last week’s loss to the Sun Devils.
Due to injury, Rosen twice left the field during Saturday’s razor-thin ASU setback. Undeterred, Rosen emerged in the penultimate period to complete two touchdown passes and amass 400 passing yards.
However, when needed most, the star Sophomore’s big night was conclusively halted. With Rosen sidelined, an unstable ASU grouping stormed back to capture victory.
While UCLA’s defense is sturdy: (28th passing ypg allowed) the Bruins’ running game is anything but. UCLA is tied for 122nd in FBS rushing yards per contest (99.2).
With an inexperienced backup QB and floundering ground attack, unfortunately, the Bruins’ offensive hopes are directly tied to their standout quarterback’s health.
Washington State Cougars
Washington State enters its showdown vs. UCLA beaming with confidence.
The main impetus for such swagger is last weekend’s blowout victory over Bruins conqueror Stanford. Where their opponent fizzled, the Cougars excelled in thumping The Cardinal 42-16.
Prolific passer Luke Falk (30-41, 4/2 td/int, 357 yds) hooked up with three different receivers for end-zone strikes.
Chief among Falk’s targets were River Cracraft (7 rec. 130 yds, 1 TD) and Tavares Martin Jr. (2 rec. 34 yds, 2 TD).
Additionally, the Washington State ground game accounted for 2 touchdowns.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- UCLA is 1-7 ATS in its last eight games.
- Washington State is 13-2 ATS in its last 15 games.
- UCLA is 0-5 ATS in its last five road games.
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As mentioned throughout this preview, with a semi-healthy Josh Rosen, UCLA becomes a viable threat.
However, if Rosen is badly hampered, or does not compete, Washington State’s winning odds exponentially increase.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Washington State -7
While UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora has stated he will carefully consider the long-term health of Josh Rosen ahead of this week’s matchup, one might assume the gunslinger will attempt to compete in a meeting of this magnitude.
If Rosen plays, red-hot Washington State escapes with a one touchdown victory. Without Rosen, the Cougars win comfortably.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: UCLA 28 – Washington State 35
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