The Washington State Cougars (+7) aren’t traveling far to face their in-conference nemesis Washington Huskies at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. This important afternoon matchup starts at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Washington State vs. Washington Betting Odds 11/29/2019
Washington is giving up 7 points in this Pac-12 matchup. The Cougars are currently receiving +210 moneyline odds while the Huskies are -270. The over/under has been set at 64 points. On the surface it appears that this showdown will likely have some in-game betting opportunities.
The Cougars are 6-5 straight up (SU), including 3-5 SU against Pac-12 opponents. The Huskies are 6-5 SU overall and 3-5 SU in conference play. The Cougars are 4-7 against the spread (ATS) and have lost 18.4 units so far in 2019. The team has posted an Over-Under record of 7-4.
The Huskies are down 16.1 units this season. The team is 6-5 ATS and has an O/U record of 6-5.
The Cougars are coming off a 54-53 victory over Oregon State last week. Anthony Gordon completed 50-of-70 passes for 606 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Max Borghi (44 rushing yards on 10 attempts, two TDs) mounted the ground attack. Borghi (nine receptions, 40 yards) and Renard Bell (eight catches, 108 yards, two TDs) handled the receiving duties in the win.
One game ago, Colorado knocked off this Washington team by a score of 20-14. The Huskies defense let the Buffaloes kill the clock by rushing for 207 yards on 41 attempts, along with one rushing TD. Laviska Shenault Jr. had a solid outing for Colorado, accounting for 17 rushing yards on three attempts, along with 100 yards on seven catches. For Washington, Jacob Eason completed 21-of-34 passes for 206 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Salvon Ahmed (29 yards on 13 rush attempts) and Richard Newton (32 yards on 12 carries, one TD) spearheaded the running game as Aaron Fuller (six receptions, 43 yards) and Hunter Bryant (five catches, 82 yards) led the receiving corps in the loss.
Washington State has run the ball on 23.1 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Washington has an overall rush percentage of 52.7 percent. The Cougars have produced 76 rush yards per game (including 71 per game against Pac-12 opponents) and have 11 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Huskies are putting up 155 rush yards per contest (141 in conference) and have 18 total rushing TDs.
The Cougars have averaged a superb 457 yards through the air overall (450 per game against conference opposition) and have 47 passing scores so far. The Huskies have put up 245 pass yards per game (222.1 in the Pac-12) and have 21 total pass TDs.
On the defensive side of the ball, Washington State has allowed 177 rush yards and 291 pass yards per game. Washington has been a bit better than that, giving up 139.5 yards per game on the ground and 217.5 to opponents in the air. The Huskies are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 5.37 to opponents, while the Cougars have allowed an 8.01 ANY/A.
Gordon is already up to 4,400 pass yards on the year. He’s completed 373-of-525 attempts with 40 passing touchdowns and only 13 interceptions. Gordon’s got a pristine 8.46 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 8.57 over the last two games.
Max Borghi (629 rushing yards, nine rush TDs, 474 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns on the year), Easop Winston Jr. (807 receiving yards, nine receiving TDs) and Brandon Arconado (760 receiving yards, five TDs) have each played big roles recently.
In the home locker room, Jacob Eason has recorded 2,503 yards, 21 TDs and six INTs. Eason’s ANY/A stands at 7.51 for the season and 3.03 across his last two outings.
We’re expecting the Huskies to dictate tempo by putting the ball into the hands of their running backs. Along with TE Hunter Bryant (639 receiving yards, three receiving TDs this season), Salvon Ahmed (741 rush yards, seven rush TDs) and Richard Newton (358 rush yards, seven rush TDs, one TD) have been significant focal points in the Huskies’ recent offensive gameplans.
When these two teams met last year, Washington earned the win 28-15.
Washington State Cougars vs. Washington Huskies Betting Pick
SU Winner – Washington, ATS Winner – Washington, O/U – Under
Team Betting Trends
The Cougars offense has recorded 10 pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Huskies have put up six such plays.
The Washington State defense has allowed 14 pass plays of 40+ yards, while Washington has given up six such plays.
The Washington State offense has created seven rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Washington has created 11 such runs.
The Cougars defense has allowed 19 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Huskies have given up 12 such runs.
The Washington defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 25 times this season. Washington State has recorded 22 sacks.
As a team, Washington State has produced 3.2 yards per carry across its last three outings and 4.1 over its last two.
Washington has averaged 3.2 yards per carry over its last three games and 3.5 over its past two.
Over its last three matchups, Washington is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The O/U for Washington State’s previous game going into it was 77.5. The over cashed in the team’s 54-53 victory over Oregon State.
Over its last three matches, Washington State is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in each of those three.
The O/U for Washington’s last match was 53. The under cashed in that 20-14 loss to Colorado.