The LA Bowl featuring Washington State (7-5) versus Fresno State (9-4) could end up being one of the more exciting lower-level bowl games. While the teams are evenly matched, the Bulldogs won the Mountain West Conference and the Cougars were middle of the pack in the Pac-12.
Furthermore, the teams play through their offenses, which could lead to the possibility of a high-scoring game despite solid defense. However, the Bulldogs are a more balanced team and should win.
Still, with the offenses as the marquee side of the ball, there are many possible prop bets available for the key players on each team.
Let’s check the latest college football odds, stats, injury reports, and college football lines for Washington St. vs Fresno St.. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.
Washington St. vs Fresno St. Props
- First to Score
- Race to 20 Points
- Game Total Points
- Winning Margin 3-Way
First to Score
Running back Jordan Mims has been a big part of Fresno State’s offense all season. He has over 1,000 yards, averaging 4.8 per carry, and 18 touchdowns. On top of that, he has had touchdowns in every game since Oct. 15, and has five over the last two games. Mims has constantly found the end zone and he is their first option when the team gets close.
On top of that, the Bulldogs’ passing game has been able to move the ball easily. If they can use that just to get into the red zone, Mims has been a threat to close out drives.
- Pick: Fresno St. TD (-135)
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Race to 20
Bulldogs quarterback Jake Haener has not been at his best in his last two games. He has passed for under 190 yards in each, but one was a 30-0 dominating win in the last game of the regular season, and the other was a challenging championship game. Through his nine starts, he has had over 300 yards in six of them, with four in a row before the last two games.
Taking him to do that again is a solid bet, especially against a Cougars defense that has struggled to defend the pass. They give up 266.7 passing yards per game, the third most in the Pac-12.
The combination of him and Mims should be more than enough to be the first team to 20 points.
- Pick: Fresno St -150
Game Total Points
While the Bulldogs’ offense should be a deciding factor in the game, the Cougars should be able to keep up. Transfer quarterback Cameron Ward has had the pass-happy offense of Washington State on his shoulders. For the most part, he has done pretty well, getting over 3,000 yards and averaging 38.8 passing attempts per game.
However, it may not be able to score enough points with key receivers De’Zhaun Stribling and Donovan Ollie entering the transfer portal and not playing. The Cougars’ defense can also help them out to keep the game closer in scoring.
- Pick: 51-60 pts +225
Winning Margin 3-Way
This game should be relatively close due to the teams being evenly matched. The offenses are the highlights of the teams, but the defenses have been decent. They each allow under 23 points per game. There is a good chance this game is close, and whoever wins does not do so by more than six points.
- Pick: Any Other Result (+210)