Thursday NCAA Betting – UCLA at Washington on ESPN

The ESPN game on Thursday night in NCAA betting has the Washington Huskies hosting the UCLA Bruins.

You think ESPN is happy about this one?  It is a matchup in college football betting between two teams who are below .500 and just hoping to become bowl eligible.

Check Status on Jake Locker
Before you make your bet on this game at SBG you want to check the status of Washington quarterback Jake Locker.  He has an injured rib and has not played recently but Washington is desperate for a win and Locker has practiced and could go against the Bruins.

Disappointing Huskies
It has been an extremely disappointing season for Washington.  They began the season ranked in the top 25 but not much has gone right. Locker has been hurt and even when healthy he didn’t play that well. Washington’s defense is awful as they are one of the worst in the country.  Even at home the Huskies are no guarantee to beat a weak UCLA team. If the Huskies are to make a bowl game they would have to win their last three games beginning with this one against the Bruins.

Poor Matchup
UCLA and Washington are not good teams.  They are both below .500 and neither of them do anything particularly well.  Taking the points is probably the way to go when two poor teams get together.  Let’s take a look at the NCAA betting stats for this game. The Bruins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bruins are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The Huskies are 18-39-2 ATS in their last 59 home games. The Huskies are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in November. The Huskies are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.  The Bruins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Washington. With these two rotten offenses, perhaps the total is the way to go.  The Under is 9-1 in the Bruins last 10 games in November. The Over is 4-1 in the Bruins last 5 road games. The Under is 20-6-1 in the Bruins last 27 conference games. The Over is 6-2 in the Huskies last 8 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.

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