Free College Football Picks Today: LA Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: LA Bowl 2022
Fri 16th December 2022

The Washington State University Cougars (7-5, 3-2 Away) travel to face the Fresno State University Bulldogs (9-4, 5-1 Home) at SoFi Stadium on Saturday. The Bulldogs are 3.5-point favorites, and the total is 52.

Washington State is coming off a 51-33 loss against No. 12 Washington at Clarence D. Martin Stadium on November 26. Cameron Ward threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns. Nakia Watson ran 15 times for 73 yards and a touchdown. He added seven receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown.

Robert Ferrel caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. Fresno State won for the eighth straight game on December 3, beating Boise State 28-16 at Albertsons Stadium.

Jake Haener was 17 of 27 for 184 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Mims carried 25 times for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Nikko Remigio caught five receptions for 68 yards.


The Cougars are averaging 27.8 points per game for the season, 72nd in FBS, and they are facing a Bulldogs defense that has surrendered 20.5 PPG (25th). Meanwhile, Fresno State has scored 30.7 points a game this season, 51st in the nation, and Washington State is allowing 22.4 PPG (35th).

The Cougars rank as one of the country’s worst teams in rushing yards per game (112.3, 113th), while they are 36th in passing yards (263.5). The Bulldogs are 24th in passing yards allowed per game (193.3) and 78th against the run (157.8).

Fresno State is 28th in the nation in passing yards per game (269.9) and 98th in rushing (125.2). Washington State’s defense has been most beatable through the air, as the Cougars are 114th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (266.7). Against the run, the Cougars are 35th (127.5).


Through 12 games, Cameron Ward has thrown for 23 touchdowns (8 INT) and 257.8 yards per game to lead Washington State in passing. In five games away from home this season, he has seven TDs (3 INT) and an average of 217.2 yards passing.

Nakia Watson leads the team in rushing with an average of 73.6 yards a game over 10 games. He has eight touchdowns on the ground and three through the air. De’zhaun Stribling is the Cougars’ leading receiver with 50.2 yards a game and five TDs.

Jake Haener has 18 passing touchdowns (3 INT) with 290.7 yards per game through nine games to lead Fresno State. Jordan Mims has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 89.3 yards a game through 13 games.

He has 17 total touchdowns, 16 rushing and one receiving. Jalen Moreno-Cropper has been the primary target in the Bulldogs’ aerial attack. He has five touchdowns and an 80.3 yard per game average through 13 appearances.


Fresno State is looking for a fifth consecutive win at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Washington State (+155)

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