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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 7
Stanford Cardinals vs. Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Cardinal -2.5, Cougars+2.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Stanford -134 | Cougars +110
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 51.5
Heading into week six of the NCAAF season, both the Stanford Cardinal and Washington State Cougars have 3-3 overall records. The teams are also tied in the Pac-12 North with 2-2 records in conference play. The winner will have a leg up and keep their division total hopes alive.
The Stanford Cardinal enter this week’s matchup with an overall record of 3-3. So far, the Cardinals have played the 22nd toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -1.2. Two weeks ago, Stanford pulled off a big upset over the 9th ranked Oregon Ducks but last week fell Arizona State on the road. In the game, the Cardinal put up 356 yards through the air and just 13 on the ground. Defensively, Stanford gave up 440 total yards.
On the season, Stanford is ranked 70th in points scored, averaging 25.8 points per game. On the road, the Cardinal are scoring 25.0 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 68th in the NCAA, allowing 27.0 points per game. On offense, Stanford throws the ball on 57.26% of their plays, leading to 254.2 yards per game. 46th in CFB. On the ground, the Cardinal have rushed for 98.0 yards per contest.
So far the Cardinal defense has generated enough turnovers to give the team an even turnover differential. The Stanford pass rush is averaging 1.7 sacks per game.
Washington State Cougars
The Washington State Cougars come into this home contest with an overall record of 3-3. So far Washington State has played the 72nd toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -4.6 points. In their last game, the Cougars defeated conference rival Oregon State 24-13. In the contest, Washington State put up 399 yards through the air and 92 on the ground. Defensively, they gave up 467 total yards.
On the season, Washington State is ranked 101st in points scored, averaging 20.4 points per game. In games at home, the Cougars are scoring 17.0 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 52nd in the NCAA, allowing 25.0 points per game. On offense, Wash State throws the ball on 58.17% of their plays, leading to 251.4 yards per game. 48th best in CFB. On the ground, the Cougars have rushed for 104.6 yards per contest.
So far, turnovers haven’t been a problem for the team as they have even turnover differential on the season. The Washington State pass rush is averaging 1.4 sacks per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cardinal are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- Cardinal are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight-up loss.
- Cougars are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight-up win.
- Cardinal are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
In an important game in the outcome of the Pac-12 North, I will be going with the Stanford Cardinal to cover the 2.5 point spread.
4* Free Week 7 NCAA Betting Pick: Stanford -2.5
Entering week six, the Stanford Cardinal have already played against several ranked opponents and held their own. I don’t see either defense being able to slow their opponents down. With this in mind, I am giving the edge to Stanford who is scoring 5 more points per game than Washington State.
Defensively, the teams have fared similarly with the Cougars allowing 2 fewer points per game than the Cardinals. But, given that Stanford has played a tougher schedule, I anticipate Washington State to struggle offensively.
In terms of style of play, neither team has an advantage as both the Cougars and the Cardinals are near the college football average in plays per game.
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