Bet UCLA ATS Over Washington for Pac-12 College Football Picks

Friday, November 7, 2014 4:15 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 4:15 PM UTC

UCLA has won eight consecutive games away from the Rose Bowl, which makes it a playable road favorite in the betting odds against Washington Saturday.

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> </style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;text-align:left"><iframe width="560" height="330" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></span></p> <p>Trending Upward<br /> UCLA has won three games in a row, including a <a href="" target="_blank" title="Let's recap our college football picks for this contest">17-7 victory over the Arizona Wildcats</a> as 6.5-point home favorites last Saturday, as it captured the statistical battle for the seventh time in nine contests in 2014.</p> <p>The Bruins have compiled a 16-9 SU Pac-12 Conference record under third-year head coach Jim Mora, which can’t be ignored when making your <a href="" target="_blank" title="Free college football picks ">Week 11 college football picks</a>, while they’ve captured eight of 11 overall games in November during his time on campus.</p> <p>Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 7-1 SU and 4-4 ATS as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points, with the UNDER going 6-2 in that situation.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Turnover Margin</strong><br /> Washington is 6-3 SU and 4-5 ATS in Chris Petersen’s first season in the Pacific Northwest after leaving Boise State, as it returns home after producing a 38-23 victory over the Colorado Buffaloes as three-point favorites in Week 10.</p> <p>The Huskies have benefited from a plus-11 turnover margin that ranks eighth nationally, which is important to consider when looking over the <a href="" target="_blank" title="SBR's live college football odds">college football odds</a>, while they trail just one team in racking up 37 sacks.</p> <p>It’s important to point out that the squad has dropped both of its opportunities as underdogs at Husky Stadium this year.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Dual Threat</strong><br /> Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley isn’t considered a <a href="" target="_blank" title="Post Week 10 College Football Heisman Trophy Odds &amp; Picks">top Heisman Trophy contender </a>anymore, but he’s definitely become more of a dual-threat offensively in recent games, especially after gaining 131 rushing yards on 24 carries last week.</p> <p>Hundley needs just one more touchdown pass to move into sole possession of the top spot on the school’s career list in that category, while he’s completed 71 percent of his passes during his junior campaign.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>A Different Shaq</strong><br /> Petersen has elected to use star linebacker Shaq Thompson exclusively on offense the last two games, which has paid big dividends—gaining 272 yards over that span.</p> <p>He’s expected to receive a bulk of the carries in this <a href="" target="_blank" title="NCAA Football Picks: Pac-12 Conference Power Rankings">Pac-12 </a>matchup, but that could backfire in playing a talented team like UCLA, as Thompson has played a major part in the stop unit leading the nation in defensive scores.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Prediction</strong><br /> I’m going to recommend that readers back the Bruins as one of their top football selections, as the favorite has covered the number in four of the last five installments of this rivalry.</p> <p><strong>College Football Pick:</strong>  UCLA Bruins -6 at <a href=";book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet at 5Dimes">5Dimes</a></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":294353, "sportsbooksIds":[19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139], "LineTypeId":5, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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