Washington vs UCLA NCAA Football Week 6 Lines & Preview

Washington vs UCLA NCAA Football Week 6 Lines & Preview

Written by on October 4, 2018

The Chip Kelly era has not gotten off to a good start at UCLA and now the Bruins are completely desperate after dropping their first four games of the season. The bad news is that UCLA is facing a legitimate playoff contender when they host the 10th-ranked Washington Huskies in their Week 6 Pac-12 pairing. While an outright upset looks like an impossibility, let’s find out if the Bruins can cover the chalk as three-touchdown home underdogs when this affair gos down live from the famed Rose Bowl on Saturday night.

Washington vs UCLA NCAA Football Week 6 Lines & Preview

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM ET Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA TV: FOX Radio: Washington / UCLA Live Stream: FoxSportsGo NCAA Football Odds Week 6: Washington -21 / Total: 50.5

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 19°C/66°F
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Precipitation: 3%
  • Wind: 6 mph SW
  • Cloud Cover: 15%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On The Washington Huskies?

Why should you be on the nationally-ranked Huskies in this affair? Well, because Washington is simply better at everything! Washington has a double-digit edge in scoring by averaging just over 11 points per game more than the Bruins. The Huskies also have a ridiculous edge on defense where they limit the opposition to just 11.6 points per game while UCLA is giving up an insane 37.8 points per contest. Washington also has two Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin, not to mention, the momentum of having won four straight games, including their 35-7 blowout over BYU last weekend.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 28.80
  • Total Yards: 438.80
  • Pass Yards: 273.40
  • Rush Yards: 165.40
  • Average Score Against: 11.60
  • Total Yards: 281
  • Pass Yards: 155.20
  • Rush Yards: 125.80

Why Bet On The UCLA Bruins?

Is UCLA a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 6? Why should you back the winless Bruins in this contest? The only two reasons would be that they’re playing at home and getting three touchdowns. UCLA put up a good effort in their last game and even had a 16-14 lead over Colorado early in the third quarter. Unfortunately, they collapsed immediately afterward in giving up 24 unanswered points to the Buffaloes to lose 38-16 and never come close to covering the spread as a 9-point road dog last Friday night. The Bruins were outgained by the Buffs 477-289 and only managed 15 first downs in the loss. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson  has completed an uninspiring 52.7% of his passes for three touchdowns and two interceptions while averaging just 165.0 passing yards per game.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 17
  • Total Yards: 312
  • Pass Yards: 176.25
  • Rush Yards: 135.75
  • Average Score Against: 37.75
  • Total Yards: 421.5
  • Pass Yards: 238.50
  • Rush Yards: 183

Washington vs UCLA NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Trends

  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games
  • UCLA is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games
  • UCLA is 0-5 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA’s last 7 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Washington vs UCLA

If you’re worried about Washington covering the spread as three-touchdown favorites on the road, don’t be! I don’t know who the 34 percent of public bettors that like UCLA are, but I’m advising you to go along with the 66 percent of sharp bettors that likes Washington to win and cash in. The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference games while the Bruins have gone 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an SU loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. More importantly, Washington is completely and utterly better than UCLA in every single aspect of the game and that’s why the Huskies are the pick to win and cover the chalk! NCAA Football Week 6 Pick: Washington 38 UCLA 14