The Bruins are just over a field goal favorite in NCAA football betting in what should be an interesting game as UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel faces his former team. Here are some things to consider as you look at Washington and UCLA on Saturday.
College football betting has seen both Washington and UCLA go 3-5 straight up and 4-4 against the NCAA football betting odds. Both teams badly need a win to stay alive for a possible bowl game. The Huskies have collapsed since starting the season strongly, losing four of their last five. UCLA has been even worse of late as they have lost five straight after starting the season with three straight wins.
Last season UCLA defeated Washington 27-7 and easily covered in college football betting. That game continued the recent success of the Bruins in this NCAA football betting series. The Bruins also won and covered two years ago. Washington got a rare win in this series in 2006 but they lost in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Washington has simply not been very good lately in college football betting. At 4-4 this is about as good as it has been for the Huskies. They are 24-56-2 ATS in their last 82 conference games. They are 4-11 in college football betting in their last 15 games as an underdog. Washington is also poor on the road in college football betting. The Huskies are 1-7 in college football betting in their last 8 road games. The Huskies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings at UCLA.
UCLA has actually been a pretty good college football betting favorite. The Bruins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite. UCLA is also good at home in NCAA football betting. They are 21-8 in college football betting in their last 29 home games. The problem for UCLA is in the conference as they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
Looking at the college football betting total we see that five of the last six UCLA games when they were favored have gone under. Six of the last eight UCLA home games have gone under the total. In this series, five of the last seven games have gone over in college football betting.