Free Week 9 Prediction: Cougars vs Cardinal Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(6-1) Washington State Cougars vs. Stanford Cardinal (5-2)
Date: Saturday, October 27th 2018
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
NCAA Football Spread: Stanford -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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We’ve got a Top 25 matchup Saturday night as two Pac-12 North teams meet in their quest for the Pac-12 Championship game. The Washington State Cougars come into Stanford to face off against the Cardinal in a game that has major implications heading into the final stretch of the conference schedule.
Both teams are coming off of wins last weekend, as the Cougars beat the Ducks at home, while the Cardinal beat the Sun Devils down in Tempe on a Thursday night nationally televised game.
#14 Washington State Cougars
The Cougars leapfrogged their in-sate rivals Washington in the polls this week by doing something the Huskies couldn’t do: Beat the Oregon Ducks.
The win might be one of the biggest wins in Washington State program history. The Cougars will have to win this game if they want to have a shot at making it to the Pac-12 Championship game.
The Cougars keep on scoring at a break neck pace this season, averaging 40.7 points a game. Pretty impressive for a team that seemed to stay out of the national spotlight until a few weeks ago. Defensively they have been impressive as well, giving up only an average of 23.2 points a game. A stingy defense seems to always win out.
#24 Stanford Cardinal
Stanford finally found themselves back in the win column after dropping two straight game. The win also catapulted the Cardinal back into the Top 25, putting the Pac-12 even with the SEC and the Big Ten with 5 teams each in the Top 25 polls.
Last weeks game down in Tempe wasn’t a pretty one, but the Cardinal quelled a late comeback by the Sun Devils to walk out of the desert with a season saving victory. Had the Cardinal lost this one, they surely would’ve put a trip to a prime bowl game in jeopardy.
With the exception of a recent three week trend, where they gave up 30+ in each of the three games, the Stanford defense has been down right spectacular. Coming into this game with the Cougars, the Cardinal are holding their opponents to just 20.1 points per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Stanford leads the all time head to head 40-27-1.
- Washington State is 4-1-1 ATS in last 6 at Stanford.
- Stanford is 8-2 SU in last 10 vs. Washington State.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
This game may be too close to call. You always have to give the home team the edge in a close game, so bet with caution in this one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Washington State +2.5. Free ATS or O/U final score pick provided below!
The spread leaves this game as a pick ’em essentially. The teams may push the spread. I would say take Washington State for the win, but with the spread that small I would leave it alone.
With the Cougars coming off such a huge win last week against the Ducks, I think their momentum will carry over and beat the Cardinal on the road.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Washington State 27 – Stanford 24
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