Washington vs Washington St Football Betting Tip – NCAAFootballPicks.com
Line: Washington St +6, 63.5
Kickoff: 3:30pm EST
Washington Huskies (10-1, 5-6 ATS at
Washington St Cougars (8-3 SU, 6-5 ATS)
Washington vs Washington St Football Betting Tip by NCAA Football Picks
The annual Apple Cup rivalry between Washington and Washington State has extra implications this year, as the winner of Friday’s game will clinch the Pac-12 North title and earn a trip to the conference title game on Dec. 2nd. In recent years this has been a lopsided matchup as Washington has won the last 3 games by a combined margin of 59 points. However, this season appears to be a different scenario as both teams are ranked in the Top 25 and have big bowl aspirations. This is the 109th meeting between Washington and Washington State. The Huskies hold a 70-32-6 series edge.
Washington enters this game with one of the top offenses in college football, averaging 45 points per game and nearly 500 yards total offense. The Huskies are lead by QB Jake Browning (2,870 yards, 37 TD, 7 INT) who has controlled this offense and has the ability to move the ball downfield and dominate defenses.
The Huskies lone loss on the season came two weeks ago against a red hot USC team. In the loss, Browning had trouble moving the offense and was picked off twice. The Huskies did bounce back by beating ASU last weekend but Browning threw another pair of interceptions so it raises the question as to whether or not the sophomore QB is feeling the effects of a long season? Regardless, the Huskies usher in one of the top defensive units in the college football allowing only 18 PPG.
Washington State understands what is at stake with today’s games and head coach Mike Leach hopes to turn the tide in favor of the Cougars.
The Cougars are coming off a loss to Colorado last weekend in what was a back and forth affair, finally resulting in a 38-24 losing effort. This game may have slipped from their hands as they jumped out to a 17-14 half time lead but Colorado had too much offense and the Cougars allowed over 600 yards of offense. Regardless, a win today and they will head to the Pac 12 Title game.
Washington State will be stepping onto the gridiron with their own potent offense. The Cougars are averaging 43 PPG on offense while racking up 513 yards per game. Washington State’s QB Luke Falk (3,935 yards, 36 TD, 7 INT) has been a prolific passer all season long but he will be challenged by a capable Huskies’ defense.
This game will be a must watch and while Washington has been the more dominant team this season, it will be tough for them to play on the road in this environment. This game should be a field goal spread and the +6 points is too much to pass up. Take the +6 points and look for the home team to keep this game tight.