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College Football Handicapping: Week 13
(8-3) Washington Huskies vs. Washington State Cougars (10-1)
Date: Saturday, September 3rd 2018
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Venue: Clarence D. Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
2018 Apple Cup NCAA Football Spread: Washington State Cougars -3
NCAA Betting Total: 49.5
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This rivalry will be played for the Apple Cup between the Washing Huskies and the Washinton State Cougars. The Cougars are the last hope for the PAC-12 to make the College Football Playoffs and will need to win out to have any chance.
Washington is currently on a five game win streak in the Apple Cup, dating back to 2013. washington State will have home field advantage in this years’ meeting and also have a much better team compared to recent years.
Washington was the favorite this year to represent the PAC-12 in the College Football Playoff. That went south quickly as they lost their opener to Auburn. They do however have a chance to clinch the PAC-12 North with a win over their rivals. Even though the Huskies have two conferences losses, a win would make them tied with the Cougars and the head to head tiebreaker would push the Huskies into the championship game next weekend.
Washington has struggled at times on offense this year, which is why they only score an average of 28 points per game. If they are going to win this game, they will likely need to score in the 30’s to keep up with the Cougars explosive offense.
The Huskies actually have one of the better defenses in the country in terms of points per game. They allow an average of 16.6, which has them ranked at 11th. They will need to focus on shutting down the pass offense of the Cougars as this is the strength of the Washington State offense.
Washington State Cougars
It all comes down to one game for the Cougars. If they win they will face Utah in the PAC-12 championship game. If they lose they will watch their in-state rival claim the Apple Cup for the sixth straight year and Washington will play Utah next week.
For the Cougars it is all about Gardner Minshew. He has thrown for 4325 yards this year, which has led the Cougars to the top passing offense in the entire country. If Minshew can lead this team to a win, it will go a long way towards a possible Heisman for the Cougars quarterback and a possible berth in the College Football Playoffs.
The Cougars defense has been overall solid this season. They allow 22.6 points per game and since the Huskies do not have a great offense, the Cougars should be able to shut the Huskies down without too much issue.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 8-1 in WASH last 9 games as an underdog.
- WASH are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 7-2 in WASH last 9 games on fieldturf.
- WSU are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
- WSU are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games.
- WSU are 25-10 ATS in their last 35 conference games.
Free Week 13 NCAA Football Pick
The Cougars finally win the Apple Cup for the first time since 2012 and clinch their spot to play for the PAC-12 title game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Washington State Cougars -3
Behind the arm of Gardner Minshew, the Cougars will find a way to cover the spread.
Week 13 Free Score Prediction: Washington 21 – Washington State 28
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