Washington vs. Washington State - 11/29/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington State Cougars (6-5) at Washington Huskies (6-5)
College Football: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium)
The Line: Washington Huskies -6.5 -- Over/Under: 65.5
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The Washington State Cougars and the Washington Huskies meet in the 112th edition of the Apple Cup in week 14 Pac 12 college football action from Alaska Airlines Field on Friday as they close out the CFB regular season.
The Washington State Cougars come into this game looking to finish the regular season strong after back-to-back wins with a 54-53 win over Oregon State last time out. Anthony Gordon threw for 606 yards, 6 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 50 of 70 passing while Max Borghi rushed for 44 yards and a pair of TDs on 10 carries. Renard Bell led Washington State with 8 grabs for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns while Deon McIntosh had 93 yards and a touchdown. Dezmon Patmon added a pair of receiving TDs while Calvin Jackson Jr. also had a receiving score as well. Defensively, Jahad Woods led Washington State with 10 total tackles while Karson Block had a sack and Bryce Beekman added an interception. As a team, Washington State is averaging 533 yards of total offense and 41.5 points per game while allowing 467.2 yards of total defense and 31.5 points per game against this season.
The Washington Huskies will look to bounce back after a 20-14 loss to Colorado in their last outing. Jacob Eason threw for 206 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 21 of 34 passing while Richard Newton led Washington with 32 rushing yards and a touchdown. Hunter Bryant led the Huskies with 82 receiving yards while Aaron Fuller had a team-high 6 receptions for 43 yards and Cade Otton added a receiving touchdown as well. Defensively, Edefuan Ulofoshio had a team-high 11 total tackles including 9 solo tackles while Levi Onwuzurike added a sack. As a team, Washington is averaging 402.3 yards of total offense and 31.5 points per game while allowing 360.1 yards of total defense and 21.1 points per game against this season.
Washington State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 conference games. Washington is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Friday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Washington State is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams at Washington.
I get the Huskies being favored at home as they’ve had all of the recent success against Washington State both overall and at home. However, I just don’t know if Washington has the horses to keep up with Washington State offensively. The Cougars just have some offensive magic with Gordon under center and as good as Eason and the Huskies are, I just think that Washington State ends up blowing right past them here so I’ll take Washington State and the points in a game I see the Cougars winning outright.