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Friday College Football’s Most Popular Bets: How the Public is Betting Washington vs. UCLA & More

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Somehow, by the grace of the football gods, we have a loaded Friday night slate of college football.

There are five games on the slate for Friday night. The marquee matchup – and the only Power Five matchup – of the night is between the No. 15 Washington Huskies and the UCLA Bruins.

There are also games from our favorite Group of 5 conferences including the AAC and Mountain West.

Let’s get into the sides the public is backing for Friday’s games.

UTSA vs. Middle Tennessee State

7:30 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network 

These are two Conference USA teams that have already made some noise this season. Middle Tennessee State pulled off the upset over Miami just a couple of weeks ago, while UTSA beat Army in overtime and lost to Houston in triple overtime.

The public is backing the Roadrunners in this matchup with over 70% of the bets. That’s the highest percentage of any game on the Friday slate.

The spread opened at UTSA -6 and has moved down between -4 and -5 at most sportsbooks.

The Public Play: UTSA -4

Washington vs. UCLA 

10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

As the marquee game of the night, this is also the game that is getting the most bets.

And the majority of those bets are coming in on the No. 15 ranked Huskies. Washington is getting 64% of the spread bets.

The spread in this game opened at Washington -3.5 and is down to Washington -2.5 at most sportsbooks.

The Public Play: Washington -3.5

Tulane vs. Houston

7 p.m. ET, ESPN

This is a very enticing game between two teams that are expected to be towards the top of the AAC.

Tulane already pulled off a massive upset over Kansas State and Houston survived a gauntlet of a non-conference schedule.

The public is backing the Cougars at home on Friday night. Houston is getting just under 60% of the public bets.

The Public Play: Houston -3.5.

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