Washington vs UCLA Week 5 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 15 Washington Huskies (4-0, 1-0 Pac 12) vs. UCLA Bruins (4-0, 1-0 Pac 12)
Date: Friday, Sept. 30, 2022
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Rose Bowl Stadium — Pasadena, CA
Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Pac-12 Friday night feature from the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. Washington and UCLA are both undefeated at 4-0 and won their conference openers last week.
Washington vs UCLA Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: WASH: (-172) | UCLA: (+142)
Spread: WASH: -3.5 (-105) | UCLA: +3.5 (-115)
Total: 65.5 — Over: (-118) | Under: (-104)
This line opened at Washington -1 and with a total of 68.5 in Las Vegas on Sunday. The Huskies are taking betting action and are now a -3.5 point favorite. The takeback on UCLA to win the game is +142 on the moneyline. The total has been bet down from the opener and now sits at 65.5 points.
Washington vs UCLA Prediction & Pick
UCLA's amazing running attack was on display again during a 45-17 rout of the Colorado Buffaloes last week as the Bruins racked up 249 yards on the ground.
UCLA has outscored its four opponents this season 78-21 after halftime with two second-half shutouts under fifth-year head coach Chip Kelly. Against three FBS opponents, the Bruins' offense is averaging 516 yards per game (No. 7). This game will be their first big test of the season, however, so we should learn a lot about them here.
Under first-year coach Kalen DeBoer, the undefeated Huskies are fifth in the country with 530 yards per game and 13th in scoring with 44 points per game. Against three FBS opponents, Washington has averaged 502 yards per game with a pair of power conference wins over Michigan State and last week's Pac-12 opponent Stanford. Huskies QB Michael Penix Jr. is the nation’s top passer with 1,388 passing yards, 9.7 yards per attempt and a 12:1 TD/INT ratio in his first year at Washington after transferring from Indiana.
This game should be close, but UCLA's punishing ground game and stingy defense should help them prevail.
Final Score Prediction: UCLA 30 | Washington 27
Washington vs UCLA Betting Trends
- Washington is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games.
- The total has hit the Over in 4 of Washington's last 5 games.
- UCLA is 4-1 ATS vs Washington in their last 5 meetings.
- UCLA is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games and 5-0 SU in their last 5 home games.
- The total has gone Over in 7 of UCLA's last 9 games.
Washington vs UCLA Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
UCLA has had success against Washington when playing in Los Angeles. The Bruins have gone 8-1 in the two teams' last 9 meetings at the Rose Bowl.
While still undefeated, unranked UCLA is not getting much media hype. The next three games will determine where the Bruins sit in the Pac-12 pecking order, and this should be a competitive contest.
UCLA's defense has allowed just 290 yards per game vs. FBS opponents, which is 70 yards per game better than Washington's defense this season. The Bruins also have a strong, balanced offense averaging 221 rushing and 295 passing yards per game vs FBS opponents. As such, UCLA is clearly capable of winning and pulling off the minor upset.