Michigan State vs Washington Odds, Trends, Pick ATS

by | Sep 13, 2022 | cfb

Michigan State Spartans vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Location: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
TV: ABC
Point Spread: Spartans +3.0 / Huskies -3.0
Money Line: Spartans +123 / Huskies -152
Over/Under: 55.0

RECENT FORM

This season, the Spartans have an overall record of 2-0 and have yet to play a game in the Big
Ten. Last year, the Spartans were an above .500 team on the road, going 4-2. Across their last 3
road games, they had an ATS record of 1-2-0.

This week, the Spartans will look to pick up another win, as they are coming off a 52-0 win
over Akron. With the 52-point victory, Michigan State also covered the spread. In the game,
Michigan State finished with 1 touchdown through the air, while throwing for 236 yards. The team
ended the game with 6 rushing touchdowns, along with a total of 260 yards on the ground.

Payton Thorne heads into the game as the team’s top quarterback, with a current passer rating
of 87.42. So far, he has completed 30 passes for a total of 445 yards. Through the air, the team
will be looking for a big game from leading receiver, Keon Coleman. On the season, he has caught
6 for 120 yards. The Spartans have turned to running back Jalen Berger a total of 33 times for a
total of 227 rushing yards.

So far, the Huskies have an overall record of 2-0 and have not played a game in the Pac-12.
This year, Washington will look to play better at home, as they finished the season with a below
.500 record at 2-5. In their last 3 home games, they posted an ATS mark of 2-5.

This week, the Huskies will look to pick up another win, as they are coming off a 52-6 win
over Portland State. With the 46-point victory, Washington also covered the spread. In the game,
Washington finished with 2 touchdowns through the air while throwing for 376 yards. The team
ended the game with 5 rushing touchdowns, along with a total of 241 yards on the ground.

The team’s leading quarterback is Michael Penix Jr., who comes into the game with a passer
rating of 127.21 on a completion percentage of 69.7%. Wide receiver Jalen McMillan, has come up
with the most production for the team, with a total of 214 receiving yards. The top option in the
run game for the team is Wayne Taulapapa, who has carried the ball 23 times for a total of 151
yards.

BETTING TRENDS

In their last 10 games, Michigan State have covered the spread at a rate of 80.0%, while
putting together a straight up record of 8-2-0. On offense, the team averaged 31.2 points per
game while allowing 23.9. Their over-under mark (last 10) is 3-6-1.

Against the spread, the Huskies have gone 4-6-0 over their last 10 games. Straight up, they
have a record of 4-6-0. The team averaged 25.5 points in these games while allowing 22.7. Their
over-under record was 4-6-0.

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KEY STATS AND ANALYSIS

Heading into the game, the Spartans are ranked 28th in points per game.

This season, Michigan State has struggled to move the ball through the air, averaging just
234.5 passing yards per game. This week, the Spartans will be facing a Washington defense ranked
50th in pass yards allowed per game. So far, they are averaging 233.0 yards per game when facing
top 25 pass defenses.

On the ground, the Michigan State offense is averaging 228.5 yards per game, good for 24th in
the country. This has come while ranking 43rd in attempts at 40.0 per game. This week, the
Spartans will be facing a Washington defense ranked 90th in rush yards allowed per game. This
year, they have averaged 228.5 yards per game when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50.

The Spartans will look to once again play well defensively, as they are currently 8th in
points allowed at 6.5 points per game allowed.

So far, the Huskies are averaging 48.5 points per game on offense, which is good for 11th most
in college football.

In the passing game, the Huskies are currently one of the leading groups in the country, at
384.5 yards per game through the air. This week, the Huskies will be facing a Michigan State
defense that is ranked 55th in pass yards allowed per game. This year, they are averaging 384.5
yards per game when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.

This season, the run game has not a big part of the Washington offense, as they are averaging
just 38.0 attempts per game. With their limited opportunites, they have an average of 186.5 yards
per contest, good for 48th in the NCAA. This week, the Huskies will be facing a Michigan State
defense that is ranked 25th in rush yards allowed per game. So far, they have noted face a
defense ranked inside the top 50 rush defense.

Going into the game, the Huskies’ defensive unit is 27th in the NCAA in points allowed per
game at 13.0.

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