Free Week 1 Prediction: Eagles vs Cougars Odds
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Eastern Washington Eagles (0-0) vs. Washington State Cougars (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3rd
Time: 8:00 PM/ET
Venue: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
NCAA Football Spread: Off as of Wednesday 4:15pm ET
NCAA Betting Total: Off
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The Washington State Cougars will look to carry the momentum from last season into this season. One of the darkhorses in the Pac-12 will look to get off on the right track.
The Eastern Washington Eagles will look to put last season behind them and snap a three game losing streak dating back to last year.
Eastern Washington Eagles
Eastern Washington had a decent year considering quarterback Vernon Adams transfered to the Oregon Ducks at the last minute before the season started.
The Eagles scrambled with Jordan West as the primary starting quarterback and the Eagles played well for most of the year before stumbling down the stretch.
The Eastern Washington Eagles will look to get back to where they were two years ago and while they might not reach that peak, they could, potentially, be pretty close.
West has experience and Riley Hennessey and Gage Gubrud are quality backups and step in without any problems.
Plus, the Eagles bring back 2015 FCS Offensive Player of the Year in Cooper Kuup and nine returning players on the defensive side of the ball.
Washington State Cougars
The Washington State Cougars had a great season despite getting upset by FCS opponent Portland State opening day last year.
They were shocked by Portland State, but rebounded by coming from behind and beating Rutgers on the road and that propelled them to a big year; winning nine games including their bowl game.
Washington State has a chance to be a sleeper in the Pac-12 North. Their offense will be good enough with darkhorse Heisman candidate Luke Falk and Biletnikoff candidate Gabe Marks coming back for one more run.
The key will be their defense. New defensive coordinator Alex Grinch improved the defense as the Cougars allowed less than four touchdowns per game last season. If they repeat that, they will have yet another very successful season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Washington State is 9-1 ATS in last 10 games
- Eastern Washington is 6-1 ATS in last 7 games
- Washington State is 5-0 ATS in last 5 games at home
- Eastern Washington is 6-1 ATS on the road in last 7 games
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I don’t see a repeat of last year happening to the Cougars. Washington State has some weapons on the outside and a very good, experienced quarterback leading this Cougar team. I like the Cougars to win straight up.
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There are no odds at the moment so we’ll see what the spread is, but gut reaction is I’d prefer to take the Cougars. However, I wouldn’t be opposed to taking the Eagles if the line is wide enough.
The talent gap isn’t as drastic as you might think and while I like Washington State to win straight up, Eastern Washington may very well cover, depending on what the spread is.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Washington State 38 – Eastern Washington 27
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