This week 13 college football matchup between the Huskies and Cougars takes place on Saturday, November 25th at 4:00 ET. The Huskies will host the Cougars at Husky Stadium with the game being televised on FOX. The Huskies are set as 17 point favorites at home in this Pac-12 showdown. Can they pull off a home win and cover the spread?
WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS VS WASHINGTON HUSKIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington State Cougars +17
This game will be played at Husky Stadium at 4:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 42-26 in favor of Washington.
- Even though we have Washington winning straight-up, we like Washington State at +17.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 68.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 68 points.
Will the Washington State Defense Show Up on the Road?
So far, the Washington State Cougars are 5-6, including going 1-4 on the road and 3-2 at home.
Washington State’s average scoring differential for the season is +4.2 leading to an ATS mark of 5-5. The Cougars have been favored five times and the underdog in five games
So far this season, the average over/under line for Washington State’s games has been 57.4 points. The Cougars have an over/under record of 6-4 heading into this week’s game.
On offense, Washington State comes into the game averaging 32.6, which is 29th in the NCAA. On average, they are averaging 338.3 passing yards (5th) compared to 125th in rushing yards. For the season, they are averaging 312 rushing attempts per contest.
As we head into this week’s game, the Washington State defense ranks 120th for points allowed, with an average of 28.5 points per game. Teams have been gaining 241.6 passing yards per game against them (132nd nationally). Against the run, they’ve given up 156.8 rushing yards, placing them 93rd in college football.
Will Washington Live Up to Expectations at Home?
Washington carries a 11-0 record into this week’s game. This season, they’ve had five away games and six home contests.
Washington’s average scoring differential for the season is +16.1 leading to an ATS mark of 5-5-1. The Huskies have been favored 10 times and the underdog in one games
The average point total in Washington’s 11 games is currently 62.5 points per game. This has led to an over/under record of 6-5 for the Huskies.
Washington enters the game on offense with an average of 39.3, ranking them 9th in the NCAA. Their passing game has them at 2nd in the nation, with an average of 358.4 passing yards per game. On the ground, they’re at 99th in rushing yards, with an average of 281 rushing attempts per game this season.
Ranked 55th in passing yards allowed per game, Washington’s defense gets ready to take on Washington State. Opponents have attempted an average of 39.9 passes per game against the Huskies. They’re allowing 23.2 points per contest, placing them 88th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 71st in the NCAA.