UCLA opens as 17.5-point underdog for Week 9 game at Washington

Home has been where the wins have been this season for UCLA, which is 4-0 in the Rose Bowl but 0-3 everywhere else. So it’s no surprise the Bruins have opened as considerable underdogs for Saturday’s game at No. 12 Washington.

The Bruins (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12) are 17.5-point underdogs against the Huskies, per OddsShark.com, only the second time this season they’ve not been favored. It’s the largest spread for UCLA as an underdog since October 2013 when it was a 23.5-point dog at Oregon and lost 42-14.

UCLA is coming off a 31-14 win over Oregon, its best defensive performance of the season. Now it heads to Seattle, where it last played in 2014 and where it’s won five of its last eight games against the Huskies since 1998.

But the road hasn’t been kind to the Bruins in 2017. They’ve lost all three games while allowing 51 points per contest, most recently losing 47-30 at Arizona in Week 7. UCLA was favored in two of those road games and for the season is 2-5 against the spread, per VegasInsider.

Washington (6-1, 3-1) is coming off a bye but before that lost 13-7 at Arizona State.

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