College football odds expectations have fallen dramatically for the Washington Huskies after their status as a preseason bowl contender with the college football lines.
Washington will host UCLA for ESPN Thursday Night Football. Both teams still have a shot at bowl eligibility but a loss for Washington in this one would kill off any shot at the post season. Kickoff for this one is set for 8:05 PM ET and Sports-Gambling opened with Washington as a 3 point favorite.
UCLA has a college football gambling record of 4-5 straight up and 3-6 against the spread with 5 of their games going over the total. UCLA is coming off a 17-14 home payout over Oregon State in which they won on a field goal at the gun.
UCLA has defeated teams such as Houston and Texas who were ranked at the time of their matchups but has also suffered dreadful losses at Cal and Oregon. The Bruins rank 100th in the nation on offense although they do rank a strong 27th with the rush as they employ the pistol offense that has been so successful for Nevada this year.
The defense has been bad and ranks 83rd in the country. Jonathan Franklin leads UCLA with 892 yards rushing.
Washington has a NCAA football wagering record of 3-6 straight up and 2-6-1 against the spread with 6 of their games going over the total. The Huskies have lost 3 games in a row and are coming off a 53-16 debacle at Oregon on November 6. Washington has failed to get the money in 5 straight games.
The Huskies were touted as a potential Pac 10 title contender during the summer but have proven to lack that ability as they rank 98th in the nation for scoring offense and 110th for total defense. Quarterback Jake Locker, who has been an inconsistent disappointment this year, is probable for this one as he is coming off a rib injury.
This is a winnable game for both teams and with their bowl aspirations still alive it should be hard fought. UCLA has beaten the college football odds in 5 of their last 6 trips to Washington and the series has gone under the total in 4 of the last 5 meetings.