Washington State Cougars vs. UCLA Bruins - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (3-3) at Washington State Cougars (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Martin Stadium)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins will travel to play the Washington State Cougars in a PAC-12 college football game in week 7.
The Washington State Cougars are 3-2 (2-0) this season after beating Stanford by a score of 42-16 in their last game. Washington State was able to shut down the Stanford offense and cruise to their second conference victory of the season. The Washington State offense is averaging 43.8 points per game with 149.2 rushing yards and 381.4 passing yards per game. Luke Falk is completing 74.1% of his passes for 1852 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Washington State. Jamal Morrow has rushed for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns, while James Williams has rushed for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Cougars. Gabe Marks has caught 34 passes for 301 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Tavares Martin Jr. has caught 26 passes for 291 yards and 3 scores for Washington State. The Washington State defense is giving up 26.2 points per game with 116.8 rushing yards and 282.2 passing yards per game. Peyton Pelluer has led the Washington State defense with 32 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Isaac Dotson has added 24 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions. Erik Powell has gone 0-5 on field goals for Washington State.
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The UCLA Bruins are 3-3 (1-2) this season after losing to Arizona State by a score of 23-20 in their last game. UCLA outgained ASU by over 150 yards but turned the ball over 4 times in this game. The UCLA offense is averaging 26.8 points per game with 99.2 rushing yards and 328.7 passing yards per game. Josh Rosen (Questionable) is completing 59.3% of his passes for 1915 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for UCLA. Soso Jamabo has rushed for 195 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Nate Starks has added 174 yards and 1 score for the Bruins. Darren Andrew has caught 25 passes for 323 yards and 1 touchdown, while Kenneth Walker III has caught 18 passes for 324 yards and 3 touchdowns for UCLA. The UCLA defense is giving up 22.5 points per game with 154.8 rushing yards and 187.7 passing yards per game. Jayon Brown has led the UCLA defense with 53 tackles and 1 sack, while Kenny Young has added 45 tackles, 4 sacks, and 1 interception. JJ Molson has gone 9-14 on field goals this season, with a long of 39 yards.
UCLA is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on turf and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1-2 in UCLA’s last 7 road games. Washington State is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 October games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 9-3 in Washington State’s last 12 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is banged up and comes into this game questionable. Washington State has played better in recent weeks with their high-powered offense. UCLA has struggled in conference play and if Rosen is unable to go, I really like the Cougars. I am going with Washington State at home behind their offense.