Free Week 5 Prediction: Cougars vs Huskies Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(3-1) BYU Cougars vs. Washington Huskies (3-1)
Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Venue: Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington
NCAA Football Spread: Washington Huskies -17.5
NCAA Betting Total: 46
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Week 5 will be a showdown between two, one loss teams. this is basically a elimination game because it is highly unlikely that the College Football Playoff committee will pick a two loss team for the playoffs.
The last time these teams met, Washington won 31-16. That was in 2013 and it would appear BYU has a much better team, making them a legitimate threat to pull another upset this year.
BYU has already pulled off an unlikely upset when they defeated Wisconsin on the road 24-21. That was back in week 3 and they have yet another chance to knock off a top 15 team.
BYU is not the most explosive team, but they seem to be very efficient. Offensively, they only average 320.2 total yards per game, which ranks 118th in the country. Their biggest threat on the offensive side of the ball is running back, Squally Canada. The Senior has rushed for 322 yards and is responsible for five touchdowns. Canada will be key in keeping this game close and not letting the Huskies pull away.
The defense for the Cougars has already passed one test when they held Wisconsin to 21 points. They now have to travel to Washington to face a slightly different offense, with a quarterback that can sling it downfield.
The Huskies did a great job to rebound after a week one loss to Auburn. They still have a lot of work to do to impress the committee, but they are definitely still in the discussion and at this point every game is a must win. If the Huskies can run the table and win the PAC 12, they may just find themselves sneak into the playoff.
Senior running back, Myles Gaskin has been a huge part of Washington’s offense so far this season. He has already carried the ball 83 times for 357 yards and has two touchdowns on the ground. Look for him to yet again get about 20 carries to wear down the BYU defense and control the clock.
Washington has a defense that is only allowing an average of 12.8 points per game. This ranks 5th in the country and is a huge part for why the Huskies have had a lot of success. As long as the offense does not turnover the ball in a dangerous spot, the defense should be able to limit the Cougars.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 13-3 in BYU last 16 games as an underdog.
- Under is 10-3 in BYU last 13 road games.
- Under is 21-7 in BYU last 28 non-conference games.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
Washington wins the game to stay in the hunt for the College Football Playoff, but BYU keeps this game much closer than expected.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UNDER 46
A combination of Washington’s defense and BYU’s offense is the reason why this game will go under. In fact, BYU has seen all four of their games go under and the same should happen in week 5.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: BYU 17 – Washington 27
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