Washington State Cougars vs. Stanford Cardinal Betting Preview
Where: Stanford Stadium, Stanford
When: Saturday, October 8, 10:30 PM ET
Line: Washington State Cougars (+7) vs. Stanford Cardinal (-7); total: 58.0 – view all NCAA Football odds and lines
Writer’s Pick: Washington State (+7)
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Betting on the Washington State Cougars (+7)
There are high-scoring games, then there are Washington State games. The Cougars demonstrated their offensive abilities once again last Saturday, earning a 51-33 victory over Oregon. That’s the second straight win for the Cougars, who also defeated Idaho on September 17, 56-6.
Averaging 42.8 points per game, the Cougars went full savage on the air against the Ducks with quarterback Luke Falk passing for 371 yards and a touchdown on 36 of 48 completions. Washington State is fifth in nation with 387.5 passing yards per game.
The Cougars can’t fully expect to terrorize Stanford’s solid defense but another sterling effort from the backfield could throw off the Card’s stop unit. Washington State proved it’s more than just a passing team when it picked up 280 rushing yards in the Oregon game. It’d be hard for any opponent to slow down Washington State especially if the Cougars found their rhythm on the ground early.
Washington State is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Stanford Cardinal (-7)
Panicking is the last thing the Cardinal would like to do after suffering a demoralizing 44-6 loss to Washington last week. After all, that’s just their first loss of the season.
The Cardinal, however, can’t afford another loss, though, as that could diminish greatly their chances for either a spot in the College Football Playoff and in the race to the top of the Pac-12 North.
Christian McCaffrey will have to forget what happened in the Washington game and come up with a strong bounce back performance. The Heisman Trophy candidate rushed for came with only 49 yards on 12 touches from the backfield and added a mere 30 receiving yards on five catches.
Ryan Burns also has to elevate his play this Saturday to rid that bitter taste of defeat to Washington off his mouth. Burns was held in check by the Huskies, as he was only able to pass for 151 yards with a touchdown on 15 of 22 completions.
Burns is positioned to make amends this time as he’ll be staring at a lackluster Washington State defense that ranks second worst in the Pac-12 with 294.0 passing yards allowed per game.
Stanford is 3-0 ATS in its last three games as the home team.
Washington State (+7) wins, 35-32
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