Fresno State vs. Washington State Jimmy Kimmel La Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 17, 2022

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The Jimmy Kimmel La Bowl will feature a matchup between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Washington State Cougars.

Fresno State vs. Washington State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Fresno State as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Fresno State has -215 odds to pick up the win, while Washington State is listed at +173 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 54 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Fresno State vs. Washington State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Inglewood, California
  • Stadium: SoFi Stadium

Betting Preview

Fresno State

Fresno State is averaging 394.6 yards per game on offense, which ranks 60th in the FBS. On defense, the Bulldogs rank 41st, giving up 350.7 yards per game. On the defensive side of the ball, Fresno State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 25th-best by allowing only 20.5 points per game. The offense ranks 50th (30.7 points per game). Fresno State owns the 27th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (269.4 passing yards per game), and has been more effective defensively, ranking 24th-best with only 192.7 passing yards allowed per game. Fresno State is averaging 125.2 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 94th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 79th, giving up 158.0 rushing yards per game. Fresno State ranks 29th in third-down efficiency (45.2%) on offense and 53rd in third-down percentage allowed (37.0%) on defense this year. Fresno State has the 33rd-ranked turnover margin in college football at +4, forcing 17 turnovers (50th in the FBS) while turning it over 13 times (26th in the FBS).

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Washington State

From an offensive perspective, Washington State is accumulating 375.6 total yards per game (76th-ranked). It ranks 82nd in the FBS on defense (394.1 total yards given up per game). In terms of points scored Washington State ranks 72nd in the FBS (27.8 points per game), and it is 33rd on the other side of the ball (22.4 points allowed per contest). Washington State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in pass defense this season, surrendering 266.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 34th with 262.9 passing yards per contest. Washington State’s running game has been struggling, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 112.7 rushing yards per game. It has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 127.4 rushing yards per contest (36th-ranked). In terms of third-down efficiency, Washington State ranks 86th in the FBS (37.0% third-down conversion rate) and 55th defensively (37.1% third-down rate allowed). After forcing 20 turnovers (23rd in the FBS) and turning the ball over 15 times (44th in the FBS) this season, Washington State sports the 30th-ranked turnover margin of +5.

Fresno State vs. Washington State Betting Analysis

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Fresno State Betting Insights

Fresno State has put together a 6-7-0 record against the spread this season. In games they were favored in by 5.5 points or more so far this season, the Fresno State has gone 4-4 against the spread. This season, Fresno State games have hit the over seven times. The Bulldogs have put together a 6-1 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 85.7% of those games). The Bulldogs are 6-0 (winning 85.7% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -215 or shorter.

Cougars Betting Insights

Washington State is 8-4-0 against the spread this year. In games it has played as 5.5-point or bigger underdogs, Washington State has an ATS record of 3-1. Games involving Washington State have hit the over on three occasions this year. This season, the Cougars have been the underdog six times and won one of those games. The Cougars are 0-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +173 or more on the moneyline.

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Fresno State vs. Washington State Against The Spread & Betting Records

Fresno State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.2 54.1 54.2
Implied Total AVG 34.6 35.8 33.6
ATS Record 6-7-0 3-3-0 3-4-0
Over/Under Record 7-6-0 3-3-0 4-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-1 3-0 3-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 1-1 1-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.5 57.4 55.2
Implied Total AVG 33.2 34.3 31.6
ATS Record 8-4-0 5-2-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 3-9-0 2-5-0 1-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-0 4-0 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-5 0-3 1-2

Players to Watch

Fresno State

  • Levelle Bailey has helped spur the Bulldogs’ defense with 75 tackles and five TFL in 12 games.
  • With one interception to go with 41 tackles, 12 TFL, eight sacks, and two passes defended in 12 games, David Perales has been a big part of the Bulldogs’ defense in 2022.
  • The Bulldogs’ defense has been aided by Evan Williams, who has played eight games and totaled 54 tackles, three TFL, and four passes defended.
  • Cameron Lockridge, as part of the Bulldogs’ defense, has delivered one TFL, 30 tackles, and five interceptions in 11 games.


  • As a playmaker on defense, the Cougars’ Daiyan Henley has registered 93 tackles, eight TFL, one sack, and one interception in 11 games.
  • Armani Marsh has compiled 55 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and one interception in 10 games for the Cougars.
  • Sam Lockett III has one TFL, 58 tackles, and three interceptions in 11 games.
  • On defense, Francisco Mauigoa has compiled 52 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and one interception in 11 games.

Fresno State vs. Washington State Predictions and Pick

Fresno State vs. Washington State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cougars (+5.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (54)

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How to Bet on Fresno State vs. Washington State

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Our prediction to win this matchup is Washington State, and we project that Washington State will cover the spread (Fresno State -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 54 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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