Stanford at Washington State - 10/16/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

Washington State Cougars (3-3) vs Stanford Cardinal (3-3)

Game Info: Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Clarence D. Martin Stadium)

Betting Odds: Washington State Cougars +1.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Stanford Cardinal and Washington State Cougars meet Saturday in week 7 college football action at the Martin Stadium. The Stanford Cardinal look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Washington State Cougars also need a win to improve to 4-3 on the season.

The Stanford Cardinal have won two of their last three road games. Tanner McKee is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 1,449 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. Elijah Higgins and John Humphreys have combined for 635 receiving yards and five touchdowns, while Brycen Tremayne has 20 receptions. The Stanford Cardinal ground game is averaging 98 yards per contest, and Nathaniel Peat leads the way with 306 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 27 points and 411.8 yards per game. Levani Damuni leads the Stanford Cardinal with 38 tackles, Stephen Herron has three sacks and Kyu Blu Kelly has two interceptions.

The Washington State Cougars have split their last four home games. Jayden de Laura is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 1,193 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Calvin Jackson Jr. and Travell Harris have combined for 798 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, while De’Zhaun Stribling has 22 receptions. The Washington State Cougars ground game is averaging 113.7 yards per contest, and Max Borghi leads the way with 332 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Washington State is allowing 24.8 points and 400 yards per game. Jahad Woods leads the Washington State Cougars with 44 tackles, Ron Stone Jr. has three sacks and Derrick Langford has one interception.

The Cardinal are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The Cougars are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 48-23 in Cardinal last 71 games in October. The under is 4-0 in Cougars last 4 games overall. The Cardinal are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

These are two PAC-12 teams that have been hit or miss all season long, so it's hard to get a proper feel for either side. What we do know is that Washington State struggles to run the football, and Stanford is ranked 26th in pass defense. The Washington State Cougars are likely going to have issues moving the ball offensively in this contest. Washington State has also lost all of its big games this season, and wins over Cal and Oregon State don't move the needle. Give me Stanford on the road.

Randy’s Pick Stanford Cardinal -1.5

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