Washington Huskies vs Washington State Cougars Picks & Predictions

by | Nov 23, 2022 | cfb

Washington Huskies (9-2 SU, ATS 6-5-0) vs. Washington State Cougars (7-4 SU, ATS 8-3-0)
Date: Saturday, November 26th
Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
TV: ESPN
Point Spread: Huskies -2.5/Cougars +2.5 (Get a 125% real cash bonus and a FREE half point everytime you bet your favorite teams when you enter bonus code PREDICTEM at GTBets Sportsbook!)
Money Line: Huskies -130/Cougars +107
Over/Under: 59.5

RECENT FORM

This year, Huskies have an overall record of 9-2. In addition, they have also played well in the Pac-12, going 6-2. This season, the Huskies have been favored in 10 games while posting an ATS mark of 6-5-0. Their average over-under betting line is 60.86 leading to an over-under record of 7-4-0.

In their last game, the Huskies are coming off a 54-7 win over Colorado. In addition, they added an ATS win, as they were 30.5 favorites on the spread. The team finished the game by throwing for two touchdown passes. Overall, the Huskies had 295 passing yards on a completion percentage of 60.5%. The team ended the game with five rushing touchdowns, along with a total of 280 yards on the ground.

The team’s leading quarterback is Michael Penix Jr., who comes into the game with a passer rating of 106.47. Heading into this week’s game, he has a total of 3869 passing yards. Receiver Rome Odunze heads into the game, as the team’s leader in receiving yards, with a total of 931. The Huskies have turned to running back Wayne Taulapapa a total of 113 times for a total of 653 rushing yards.

This year, the Cougars have a 4-4 record in Pac-12 action. The team’s overall record is 7-4. This season, the Cougars have been favored in 6 games while posting an ATS mark of 8-3-0. Their average over-under betting line is 56.14 leading to an over-under record of 2-9-0.

In their previous game, the Cougars picked up a 31-20 home win over Arizona. This was an impressive victory as they were also the 4.0-point underdogs. The team finished the game by throwing one touchdown pass. Overall, the Cougars had 193 passing yards on a completion percentage of 69.4%. The team ended the game with two rushing touchdowns, along with a total of 161 yards on the ground.

So far, quarterback Cameron Ward has a passer rating of 92.4 while completing 265 of his 413 attempts. So far, the team’s most productive wide receiver is De’Zhaun Stribling, who has caught 44 passes for a total of 544 yards. The Huskies have turned to running back Nakia Watson a total of 115 times for a total of 663 rushing yards.

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BETTING TRENDS

Washington has gone 8-2-0 over their last ten contests, including posting an ATS record of 5-5-0. The team averaged 39.3 points in these games while allowing 26.3. Their over-under record was 6-4-0.

Through their last five road contests, the Huskies’ offense has averaged 30.4 points per game while allowing an average of 32.0. Washington posted an overall record of 2-3-0 while going 1-4-0 ATS.

Through their last ten matchups, Washington State has gone 6-4-0 straight up and 8-2-0 vs. the spread. On average, the team scored 27.6 points while allowing 20.1, leading to a positive scoring differential.

Through their last five home contests, the Cougars’ offense has averaged 30.4 points per game while allowing an average of 19.8. Washington State posted an overall record of 3-2-0 while going 5-0-0 ATS.More Picks: Get Ted Walker’s huge Big Ten play >>>

KEY STATS AND ANALYSIS

So far, the Huskies are averaging 39.82 points per game on offense, which is good for 7th most in college football. This week, the Huskies will be looking to do a better job moving the chains on 3rd down, as their conversion rate currently sits at just 55%. They will be facing off against a Washington State defense that is 22nd in points allowed.

So far, the Washington offense is averaging just 138.36 yards per game on the ground. This production has come on an average of 31.82 rush attempts per game (110th). This week, the Huskies will be facing a Washington State defense that is ranked 37th in rush yards allowed per game. So far, they are averaging 105.33 yards per game when facing top 25 rush defenses.

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Cougars will look to improve their offensive output, as they are ranked just 76th in the NCAA in points scored. This week, they will be matched up against a Washington defense that is allowing an average of 25.73 points per game.

So far, the Washington State offense is averaging just 115.64 yards per game on the ground. This production has come on an average of 27.55 rush attempts per game (128th). This week, the Cougars will be facing a Washington defense that is ranked 62nd in rush yards allowed per game. So far, they are averaging 154.57 yards per game when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50.

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