The West Coast dominates this Friday’s sports betting action. Up in the Pacific Northwest, college football rivals Washington and Washington State are set battle it out for a spot in the Pac-12 championship game in the Apple Cup. And in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers will get another shot at the Golden State Warriors, who are on the verge of a 10-game win streak. Read up more about those fabulous Friday matchups below.
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Washington vs. Washington State (3:30 PM ET)
The Apple Cup isn’t the only thing on the line when Washington and Washington State renew their rivalry storied rivalry. The winner of this season finale will top the Pac-12 North and go on to the conference championship game.
This matchup will pit strength vs. strength in the prolific Wazzu passing attack against U-Dub’s terrific pass defense. The Cougs are No. 1 in the Pac-12 passing yards per game (380), and No. 2 in scoring (42.5) and passing touchdowns (28). On the other side, the Huskies have allowed just 202.5 passing yards per game and 11 passing touchdowns to conference foes.
However, Washington is a lot more than just defense. Their scoring offense is actually the best in the conference, averaging 44 points per game. They are also in the top five in passing and rushing yards per game.
Washington has gone 6-1 (5-2 ATS) in its last seven meetings with its fierce state rival.
Washington State (+6) pulls off the upset at home over Washington.
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 PM ET)
The first half of the Lakers’ home-and-home with the Warriors did not exactly go so well. The Lakers were absolutely blitzed 149-106 as Golden State avenged its 117-97 loss earlier in the season. L.A. was without both D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle for the first game, but Randle could yet make his return for the second game at home.
However, his presence might not even matter the way the Warriors have been playing. They’ve now won nine games in a row, and are 5-3-1 against the spread. After a slow start, Klay Thompson is finally playing like his All-Star self. He’s scored at least 25 points in four straight games.
The Warriors look primed to end their recent skid at Staples Center. They’re just 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four road meetings against the Lakers.
The Lakers (+12) make it a much closer game this time around as they cover at home.
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