Stanford at Washington: 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Washington Huskies (3-0) vs Stanford Cardinal (1-2)
Game Info: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at TBD (Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium)
Betting Odds: Washington Huskies -10.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Stanford Cardinal will travel to Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium to take on the Washington Huskies this Saturday in College Football action.
The Stanford Cardinal picked up their first won of the season, improving to 1-2 (1-2 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the California Golden Bears, 24-23, this past Saturday. In an exciting back-and-forth game, Stanford was able to hold late for the victory after blocking the game-tying PAT attempt by the Golden Bears after California scored with just :58 seconds left in regulation. Stanford was outgained by California by a 392-300 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cardinal was RB Austin Jones who had 85 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 21 carries.
On the season, Stanford is averaging 23.3 ppg on 370.0 total yards per game (249.3 passing yds/g; 120.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Stanford has been led by RB Austin Jones who has 194 rushing yards & 5 TD’s on 50 carries. Jones has also been a productive receiver out of the backfield as he has 12 receptions for 76 yards. QB Davis Mills has completed 62.5% of his passes for 532 yards, 2 TD, & 0 INT. The top receiving threats for the Cardinal have been Michael Wilson (17 rec, 218 yards, TD), Simi Fehoko (11 rec, 183 yards), and Connor Wedington (14 rec, 148 yards).
Defensively, Stanford is allowing their opponents to average 31.0 ppg on 440.0 total yards per game (211.0 passing yds/g; 229.0 rushing yds/g).
The Washington Huskies won their 3rd straight game and improved to 3-0 (3-0 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Utah Utes, 24-21, this past Saturday. Washington came out flat and found themselves down by a 21-0 margin at halftime, however, the Huskies dominated Utah in the 2nd half and was able to get the improbable come-from-behind victory after a 16-yard TD reception by the Huskies Cade Otton gave Washington the lead for good with just :36 seconds left in regulation. Washington outgained Utah by a 360-359 margin and forced Utah into committing 4 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was TE Cade Otton who had 108 receiving yards & 2 TD’s on 8 receptions.
On the season, Washington is averaging 31.7 ppg on 413.3 total yards per game (217.3 passing yds/g; 196.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Washington has been led by TE Cade Otton who has 16 receptions for 212 yards & 3 TD’s on the season. QB Dylan Morris has completed 59.8% of his passes for 643 yards, 4 TD, & 3 INT. The other top receivers for the Huskies, outside of Cade Otton, has been Puka Nacua (9 rec, 151 yards, TD), Terrell Bynum (8 rec, 130 yards), and Ty Jones (4 rec, 61 yards). Leading the way for the Washington backfield has been the trio of Sean McGrew (27 att, 162 yards, 2 TD), Kamari Pleasant (30 att, 138 yards, 3 TD), and Richard Newton (23 att, 122 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Washington is holding their opponents to average 23.0 ppg on 314.0 total yards per game (162.7 passing yds/g; 151.3 rushing yds/g).
The Cardinal are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road, however, are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. Washington. The Huskies are 18-2 SU in their last 20 home games and 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games as a favorite.
Stanford was able to pick up a nice victory against California, however, this is a Cardinal team that is going to struggle this season behind an offense that just doesn’t have a bunch of weapons. Washington is generally a very tough team to beat at home and as I think their defense will give Stanford trouble, I’m taking Washington to cover this double-digit home spread. Good Luck!