Free Week 1 Prediction: Huskies vs Scarlet Knights Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Washington Huskies vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 1st
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
NCAA Football Spread: Huskies -27
NCAA Betting Total: Huskies -8500 Scarlet Knights +3500
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The College football season is here! The fans will be packing High Point Solutions Stadium for week one in New Jersey.
The Washington Huskies and Rutgers Scarlet Knights, square off in what should be a game anticipated by both teams.
Washington finshed last year, losing in the College Football Playoff to Alabama and Rutgers went 2-10 overall and 0-9 in the Big 10 East.
The Huskies are excited about their chances of repeating as Pac-12 Champions. Washington finished 12-2 overall and 8-1 in the Pac-12.
Looking to duplicate that same success, the Huskies return potential first pick in the NFL draft Jake Browning.12 return starters will be back from last years starting lineup.
Jake Browning will lead the Huskies offense again this season. The third year star will be returning from off season shoulder surgery, and ready to duplicate how he picked apart defenses last season.
Browning and the Washington offense averaged close to 42 points per game last year.
The defense will be loaded again for Washington. They did lose three secondary pieces to the NFL draft. Anthony Rupp will step in and try to fill some of the void for the defensive backs.
Defensive tackle Vita Vea will archor the front seven for Washington this season.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Scarlet Knights have nowhere to go but up. Rutgers loss all conference games last season, finishing dead last in the Big 10 East. This season, the Scarlet Knights should be hopeful to win one or more conference games this season.
If not, Head Coach Chris Ash might be looking for a new job.
Rutgers returns 13 starters to a team that lost by 31 points per game last year. For Rutgers sake, lets hope that group has learned from last years mistakes. Gio Rescigno will start the year at quarterback.
Running backs Robert Martin and John Hicks will provide most of the offensive attack for Rutgers this season.
The Scarlet Knight defense needs improvement. Last year the unit ranked 116th in scoring defense and 122nd in rush defense.
Sebastian Joseph and Kemoko Turay will standout on the defensive line. Tyree Maddox-Williams is arguably the best player on the Rutgers defense and should help lead the unit to a better statistical year in 2017.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Huskies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Huskies last 4 games on fieldturf.
- Under is 4-0 in Scarlet Knights last 4 Friday games.
- Over is 4-0 in Scarlet Knights last 4 vs. Pac-12.
- Scarlet Knights are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
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The Washington Huskies come into Piscataway ranked 7th Nationally while Rutgers is struggling to find an identity on both sides of the ball.
Former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill should provide some new life as he takes over as offensive coordinator for the Scarlet Knights.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Huskies -26!
Washington is a heavy favorite to win this game and should be. With an NFL quarterback leading the way and talented skill position players by the bunches load the Huskies offense.
I expect there will be no problem scoring points often for the Huskies in week one.
Rutgers will struggle to move the ball in the home opener. Washington is more talted, and deeper at every position than the Scarlet knights.
Rutgers will score points, but late in a blowout loss.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Washington 62 – Rutgers 17
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