By contrast to preseason expectations the Washington Huskies have failed to contend for the Pac 12 title. Besides that, their college football playoff hopes have proven to be absurd. Contrarily Washington State was almost completely ignored as a top contender. Yet the Cougars are one of the hottest teams on the board. Indeed, Wazzu has reached an epic level of betting on NCAA Football profitability. At the same time head coach Mike Leach has surprised all with his defense. While everyone respects the Cougars offensive prowess its defense that has been the difference maker.
Washington Huskies vs. Washington State Cougars
Date and Time: Friday, November 23, 2018, 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
Betting on NCAA Football Odds at SBG:
|Washington U||+3 (-105)||53 (-110)|
|Washington State||-3 (-115)||53 (-110)|
Washington vs. Washington State TV Coverage: FOX
Washington State Cougars
Fashion a Pac 12 North Division led by Washington State. On the whole Wazzu is 10-1 both straight up and against the spread. Seven of their games cleared the total. Last week the Cougars annihilated Arizona 69-28 as 10-point chalks. Quarterback Gardner Minshew threw for 473 yards and seven touchdowns. Overall Minshew has a 151.4 rating with 36 touchdown passes. Wazzu ranks 12th nationally for scoring offense and 26th for total defense. Leach has long been celebrated for his high-flying offense. But the element of competent defense has surprised all.
Washington is gushing red ink even as they win games. To show U-Dub is 8-3 straight up but 2-9 against the board with a mark of 3-8 under the total. Last week the Huskies failed to cover a 42-23 home win over Oregon State. It was the sixth consecutive time that Washington failed to bring home the bacon. By contrast to past year’s the Huskies offense has been massive disappointment. To illuminate Washington ranks 76th in the country for scoring. Balanced against that is a defense ranked 11th for points allowed.
Stats to Consider
Washington has been a weak betting on NCAA Football play on the road recently. Specifically, the Huskies have lost five out of their last six against the line away from home. Eight of their last ten road tilts have gone under the total. On the contrary Washington State has been a cash cow at Martin Stadium. In their last 10 home games the Cougars have paid nine times. And seven of their last nine at home have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Washington has had firm control of the Apple Cup series against Washington State. In fact, the Huskies have beaten the offshore bookmaker in seven of their last nine games with the Cougars. Three of the last five meetings between these teams went under the total. Additionally, U-Dub has come away with the cash in seven of their last nine visits to Martin Stadium. Three of the last five between these teams at Wazzu went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
In particular this Washington State team is superior to previous editions. By reason of the lackluster Washington offense do the Cougars rate the matchup advantage. Indeed, Wazzu is the more complete Betting on NCAA Football choice in this rivalry. Certainly, the Huskies can’t keep up offensively.
Betting on NCAA Football Picks
To conclude Washington State should cap off a dream season at home with Apple Cup triumph.
Betting on NCAA Football Pick: Washington State Cougars
Betting on NCAA Football Score Prediction: Cougars 38, Huskies 24
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