Top College Football betting sites opened the Cougars as 3.5-point faves at the LA Bowl but that was before heavy action on the Bulldogs turned the odds around at the best online sportsbooks. As a result, Fresno State is now a one-point favorite.
The total also saw a big move up to 54.5 points after it opened at 50.5 points. The UNDER has gone 5-1 in Washington State’s last 6 college football games when playing against Mountain West teams.
The Fresno State Bulldogs (9-4 SU, 6-7 ATS) have gone 5-15 SU straight up and 9-11 ATS against the spread in their past 20 games playing against Pac-12 opponents entering this matchup versus the Washington State Cougars (7-5, 8-4). The Bulldogs will be trying to buck that trend at the LA Bowl in Los Angeles.
Washington State Cougars vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Odds by BetUs
|Washington State||+3 ( -115 )||54½ ( -110 )||+130|
|Fresno State||-3 ( -105 )||54½ ( -110 )||-150|
Betting Washington State Cougars
The Cougars went into their Rivalry Week game versus the Washington Huskies with a lot of momentum on the strength of a 3-0 SU and ATS winning streak. But that streak came to a screeching halt in a 51-33 blowout defeat at home.
QB Cameron Ward went 33-for-52 with 322 passing yards through the air, two-touchdown passing scores and no picks in the loss. Ward heads into the LA Bowl with 3,094 passing yards through the air, 23 touchdown scores and eight picks in the 2022 season.
Washington State had a hit-and-miss season whose highlight was a 17-14 upset victory over the Wisconsin Badgers as 17.5-point underdogs according to top sports betting sites early in the season. That would prove to be the Cougars’ single win as an underdog. Washington State had a record of 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS as a fave and 1-5 SU and 3-3 ATS as an underdog.
Washington State has gone 7-0 SU straight up and 6-1 ATS against the spread in 7 games when they have allowed 20 points or fewer and 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS in the 5 games that they surrendered 21 points or more.
With more time to prep for this Bulldogs offensive attack, the Cougars defense is likely going to need to deliver big time and have a marquee game to secure a win.
Betting Fresno State Bulldogs
Fresno State is one of the hottest things going on in the nation right now. They have an average winning margin of of 18.9 points per game in their ongoing 8-0 SU straight-up and 6-2 ATS against the spread streak.
Provided that the Bulldogs play to their full potential and are not affected by a two-week layoff, they have got a pretty good chance at getting the job done.
The Bulldogs earned their very first Mountain West championship since the 2018 season with a 28-16 win as three-point underdogs at top sports betting sites over the Boise State Broncos. The win was the culmination a remarkable turnaround for the Bulldogs.
They opened the season with a 1-4 SU straight up and 0-5 ATS against the spread record before they went on an awesome 8-0 SU straight up and 6-2 ATS against the spread streak down the stretch. Fresno State has been another team ever since starting QB Jake Haener came back just 5 weeks after he suffered an ankle injury that supposedly was going to keep him out for 10-12 weeks.
Haener played in 9 games and logged 2,616 passing yards through the air and an 18-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio. The senior college footbal player has 11 scoring passes and no picks in the team’s past five games.
Washington State Cougars vs. Fresno State Bulldogs LA Bowl Pick
The 2022 LA Bowl is going to a college football bowl game that has been scheduled to be played on the day of December 17, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. This will be the second annual LA Bowl.
The game is going to feature teams from the Mountain West Conference and the Pac-12 Conference. The game has been scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. PST and it will air on ABC. It is going to be one of the 2022–23 bowl games that will be concluding the 2022 FBS football season.
It will be sponsored by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel as well as independent investment bank Stifel. The game is going to be officially known as the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl presented by Stifel. It doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, but what are you going to do? Then again it could be worse; it could be Jimmy Fallon.