Oregon State vs. Washington - 11/8/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Huskies (5-4) at Oregon State Beavers (4-4)
College Football: Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:30 pm (Reser Stadium)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +10 -- Over/Under: 63.5
The Washington Huskies and the Oregon State Beavers meet in a week 11 Pac-12 conference college football matchup from Reser Stadium on Friday night.
The Washington Huskies will look to bounce back from consecutive defeats and losses in 3 of their last 4 games following a 33-28 loss to Utah last time out. Jacob Eason has thrown for 2,297 yards, 20 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 65.3% passing while Salvon Ahmed leads Washington in rushing with 712 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns. Sean McGrew has 336 rushing yards while Richard Newton has 326 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Aaron Fuller leads the Huskies with 582 receiving yards on 43 receptions with 6 TDs while Hunter Bryant has 36 grabs for 557 yards and 3 TDs. Andre Baccellia has 270 receiving yards and Cade Otton has 230 receiving yards while Puka Nacua and Terrell Bynum each have 100+ receiving yards this year. Defensively, Myles Bryant leads the Huskies with 55 total tackles, including a team-high 36 solo tackles with a pair of interceptions. Ryan Bowman leads Washington with 5 sacks while Benning Potoa’e has 4.5 sacks and Joe Tryon has 4 sacks. Cameron Williams leads Washington with 3 interceptions this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 418.6 yards of total offense and 34.9 points per game while allowing 379.1 yards of total defense and 22.8 points per game against this season.
The Oregon State Beavers will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 56-38 win over Arizona last time out. Jake Luton has thrown for 1,930 yards, 19 touchdowns and 1 interception on 60.8% passing while Artavis Pierce leads the Huskies on the ground with 697 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. Jermar Jefferson has 401 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns while B.J. Baylor has 170 rushing yards and 3 TDs. Isaiah Hodgins leads Oregon State in receiving with 895 receiving yards on a team-high 63 catches with 12 touchdowns while Champ Flemings, Noah Togiai and Kolby Taylor each have 200+ receiving yards this season. Defensively, Avery Roberts and Hamilcar Rashad Jr. each have a team-high 43 total tackles with Rashad Jr. logging a team-high 9 sacks this season. As a team, Oregon State is averaging 431.1 yards of total offense and 33.6 points per game while allowing 439.2 yards of total defense and 32.4 points per game against this season.
Washington is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 conference games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Oregon State is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
Washington should probably be favored here, but I’m not buying it. The Huskies have dropped back-to-back games, and while those were against solid opposition, the fact is that Washington just couldn’t get the job done when they had to and now the Huskies have gone from playoff contender to just fighting for bowl eligibility. Oregon State has been the laughing stock of the Pac-12 in recent years, but this year’s Beavers team just feels different. Luton leading the offense gives Oregon State this extra pep and the Beavers have shown that they can keep up offensively and put points on the board if they have to. I’m not sure the Beavers win this one outright, but Oregon State has a lot of talent here and is more than capable of keeping this one within single digits so I’ll take the Beavers and the points in this one.