Washington vs. UCLA Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The No. 15 Washington Huskies (4-0) and UCLA Bruins (4-0) will face each other in clash of Pac-12 foes at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Washington vs. UCLA Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Washington as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Washington has -145 odds to pick up the win, while UCLA is listed at +117 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 65 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Washington vs. UCLA Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Stadium: Rose Bowl

Betting Preview

Washington

Washington has been a tough matchup for opposing teams, ranking top-25 in both total offense (fifth-best with 530.8 yards per game) and total defense (22nd-best with 302 yards allowed per game) this season. Washington ranks 34th in scoring defense this year (19 points allowed per game), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with 44 points per game. Washington sports the 56th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (213 allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking best with 368.8 passing yards per game. Washington sports the 67th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (162 per game), and has been better defensively, ranking 20th-best with just 89 rushing yards allowed per game. Washington ranks 94th in third-down defense this year (41.4% third-down percentage allowed), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with a 51.8% third-down conversion rate. Washington has forced seven total turnovers (32nd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over two times (ninth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +5, the 13th-best in college football.

UCLA

Things have been going well for UCLA on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up 508.3 total yards per game (11th-best) and surrendering just 295 total yards per game (20th-best). UCLA’s offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 20th-best in the FBS with 41.8 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 18 points per game, which ranks 29th. With 287.8 passing yards per game on offense, UCLA ranks 30th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 53rd, surrendering 210.8 passing yards per game. Things have been going well for UCLA on both sides of the ball, as it is posting 220.5 rushing yards per game (17th-best) and surrendering just 84.3 rushing yards per game (12th-best). UCLA’s third-down offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 23rd-best in the FBS with a 49% third-down conversion percentage. In terms of defense, it is ceding a 36.5% third-down rate, which ranks 61st. With eight forced turnovers (18th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (49th in the FBS) this season, UCLA ranks 29th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +3.

Washington vs. UCLA Betting Analysis

Washington Betting Insights

Washington is a perfect 4-0-0 against the spread this season. In games they have played as 2.5-point favorites or more, Washington has a perfect ATS record of 4-0. Washington games have gone over the total three times this season. The Huskies have won all four of the games they have been the moneyline favorite this season. The Huskies have won all four games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -145 or shorter.

Bruins Betting Insights

UCLA is 2-2-0 against the spread this season. This season, three UCLA games have gone over the point total. The Bruins have not played a game this season while listed as the underdog. The Bruins have played as an underdog of +117 or more once this season and won that game.

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Washington vs. UCLA Against The Spread & Betting Records

Washington

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.5 58.5
Implied Total AVG 38.5 38.5
ATS Record 4-0-0 4-0-0 0-0-0
Over/Under Record 3-1-0 3-1-0 0-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-0 4-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Bruins

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.5 59.0 57.0
Implied Total AVG 43.0 44.0 40.0
ATS Record 2-2-0 1-2-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 3-1-0 2-1-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 2-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Players to Watch

Washington

  • The Huskies’ defense has been helped by the contributions of Bralen Trice, who has suited up for four games and recorded 11 tackles, four TFL, and 4.5 sacks.
  • With 20 tackles, four TFL, and three sacks in four games, Alphonzo Tuputala has been a significant contributor to the Huskies’ defense in 2022.
  • The Huskies’ defense has been helped by Cam Bright, who has suited up for four games and totaled one interception to go along with 14 tackles, one TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one pass defended.
  • A significant contributor to the Huskies’ defensive unit, Jeremiah Martin has 12 tackles and two sacks in four games.

Bruins

  • As a key defensive contributor, the Bruins’ Laiatu Latu has registered seven tackles, three TFL, and five sacks in four games.
  • Grayson Murphy has been causing chaos on defense, posting 12 tackles, four TFL, and three sacks for the Bruins.
  • The Bruins’ Carl Jones has compiled one interception to go with three tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one pass defended in four games.
  • On defense, Stephan Blaylock has racked up seven tackles, one TFL, and one sack in four games.

Washington vs. UCLA Predictions and Pick

Washington vs. UCLA betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Bruins (+2.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (65)

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Our prediction to win this contest is UCLA, and we predict that UCLA will cover the spread (Washington -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 65 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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