Washington opens as 17.5-point favorite at home against UCLA

Fresh off a bye week and with a relatively clear path to the playoffs in front of it, Washington heads into a final stretch in which four of its last five games are at home. That begins with Saturday’s visit from UCLA, against whom the Huskies are considered heavy favorites.

According to OddsShark.com, 12th-ranked Washington (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) has opened as a 17.5-point favorite for its Homecoming game against the Bruins, who are visiting Seattle for the first time since 2014.

The Huskies have been favored by double digits in every game this season but last time out they lost 13-7 at Arizona State, where they haven’t won since 1999. For the year they are 4-3 against the spread, per VegasInsider.

Washington has not beat UCLA since 2010, has just one win in its last six meetings and two victories in the past 12 games against the Bruins.

UCLA (4-3, 2-2) is coming off a 31-14 home win over Oregon, improving to 4-0 at home. It is winless outside the Rose Bowl this season, allowing an average of 51 points per game on the road.

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