The UCLA Bruins and Boise State Broncos are both looking to end their seasons on a positive note Saturday when they meet in the 2023 Starco Brands LA Bowl Hosted by Gronk. The programs had contrasting finishes to their seasons but only one will end their season with a victory. The Broncos (8-5) dug out of a 3-4 hole to win five of their final six and capture the Mountain West Conference championship. The Bruins (7-5) started 4-1 but stumbled down the stretch with losses in three of their past four. However, the lone bright spot was a 38-20 victory over crosstown rival USC. Boise State will be without quarterback Taylen Green, who is transferring to Arkansas, while UCLA part-time starting quarterback Dante Moore is in the portal as well.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET from SoFi Stadium. The Bruins are 4.5-point favorites and the over/under for total points scored is 48 in the latest UCLA vs. Boise State odds via SportsLine consensus. Before making any Boise State vs. UCLA picks, check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s Josh Nagel.
Nagel is the SportsLine assistant managing editor and a Nevada-based handicapper with more than 25 years of experience in the sports wagering industry. He posted another winning season for SportsLine members this year and has netted his followers a documented profit of more than $1,500 over the past three seasons.
Moreover, he has a strong understanding of the Mountain West Conference and has gone 11-2 in his past 13 Boise State picks for a profit of $880. This includes a current 6-0 streak of Boise State against-the-spread college football picks. This recent stretch includes advising SportsLine members to back Boise State (-3.5) against Utah State in Week 11. The Broncos cruised…