UCLA may not make it all the way back into the College Football Playoff. The Bruins have already lost 2 games. But, UCLA could get into a New Year’s Day Bowl Game. They’ll have to win the Pac 12. It starts by beating an excellent team like Washington State at home in the Rose Bowl this Saturday. The week 11 college football spread favors UCLA by 9-points to beat Washington State. Can UCLA continue to win games?
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Washington State Cougars Vs UCLA Bruins College Football Week 11 Point Spread
What: Washington State Cougars (6-3) at No. 18 UCLA Bruins (7-2)
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Kickoff: 10:45 PM ET
Where: Pasadena, CA
Stadium: Rose Bowl
Weather: 75° F | Passing Clouds
Spread: UCLA -10.5
Moneyline: Washington State +290 vs UCLA -350
Game Total: 65.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Washington State vs UCLA
Why Bet On Washington State to Beat #18 UCLA (-10.5)
The Cougars have averaged 41.6 points and 549.2 total yards while winning four of five.
If Washington State is one of the most underrated teams in college football that they’re also one of the best teams in the Pac 12. Both parts of that statement are true.
The Cougars are 6 and 3 straight up. They’re an unbelievably awesome 4 and 0 against the spread on the road and equally fantastic 7 and 2 against the spread overall. You don’t go 7 and 2 against the spread or 4 and 0 against the spread on the road if you aren’t a good football team.
Alex Grinch pleased, not satisfied, with Cougars' defensive improvement https://t.co/QAJzGBEMxJ
— ESPN Pac-12 (@ESPN_Pac12blog) November 11, 2015
Washington State is the only team since Week 1 of college football that has been able to stay on the field with Stanford. The Cougars probably should have won that game. The defense held Stanford to 312 total yards and only 30 points. Washington State racked up an impressive 442 yards against Stanford’s defense. They could only score 28 points against the Cardinal, though, and that’s why they lost.
“We’re still trying to improve,” coach Mike Leach said. “We’re still trying to get better. I don’t feel like we’ve played our best game. We’ve played some good ones. I think we can get better.”
“We’re shooting for being as perfect as we can.”
Why Bet On #18 UCLA (-10.5) to Beat Washington State
The Bruins lead the Pac-12 with 199.4 passing yards allowed per game.
The Bruins have been on a roll since two straight losses: 23 to 38 to ASU and 35 to 56 to Stanford. The Bruins beat Cal 40 to 24. They squeaked by Colorado 35 to 31. They beat Oregon State 41 to 0.
In all three games, UCLA’s defense came up with big stops. Versus Oregon State, the Bruins’ defense played about as well as a defense can play. QB Josh Rosen has 5 touchdowns to 0 interceptions in UCLA’s last 3 games. Rosen is proving to be the top freshman quarterback in college football this season.
— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) November 6, 2015
“I just think it helps us having gone recently against a team like that, and having played well,” Bruins coach Jim Mora said about Washington State passing game. “I think it gives us a little confidence in what we’re doing, so we’ll see. (WSU coach Mike Leach) is incredibly bright and has a great feel for what he wants to do on offense.”
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
If the Bruins come out and plays as well as they have in their last 3 games against Washington State on Nov. 14, it could be a long night for the Cougars. Washington State has dropped the past five meetings vs UCLA. These two teams haven’t met since 2012. The Cougars have also lost nine straight versus Top 25 teams since September 2013.
My final score prediction is Washington State 25, UCLA 41.