Pac-12 Rivals Set for Clash in Washington
Making college football picks is going to start getting more interesting now that conference games have started. The Washington Huskies play host to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday night.
Stanford enters Week 4 having played two games and it has had different results. The Cardinal blew out Colgate in the season opener before losing by double-digits to USC.
Washington is 3-0 and the Huskies have cracked the Top 25 at No. 17. The Huskies beat up on Michigan State in Week 3 and will come into this game with momentum.
The college football odds have the Washington Huskies as 14-point favorites over Stanford.
Stanford Looking To Run
The Stanford Cardinal football program has produced some terrific running backs, and it has talented backs this season as well. Stanford is rushing for 195 yards per game, and gaining yards on the ground will be key.
Things will be challenging for the Cardinal as leading rusher E.J. Smith is set to miss this game with an injury. That will put more pressure on quarterback Tanner McKee and he has thrown three touchdown passes through two games.
The Cardinal defense is also going to have to step up, especially in the secondary. Stanford gave up 41 points in the loss to USC, and that unit has to come up with some defensive stands on Saturday night.
Defense Can Dominate For Huskies
Washington Huskies head coach Kalen DeBoer is expecting big things from his team after an impressive showing against Michigan State. After that win, DeBoer said, “To get this win now is just going to continue to put the belief in our guys.”
The Washington defense is giving up 18 points per game, and that unit should continue to get better as the season moves along. Washington has been especially good against the run as the Huskies are holding opponents to 90 yards per game on the ground.
Michael Penix Jr. is also having a huge season for the Huskies as the new starting quarterback. Penix has thrown for 1,079 yards and 10 touchdowns, and he gives this offense a chance to be explosive.
Cardinal vs Huskies Head-to-Head
These college football programs have played 92 times and the previous results could not be more even. Both teams have won 44 times, and there have been four ties.
Things have been even in the past six matchups as well as each team has gone 3-3 since 2016.
Cardinal vs Huskies Game Information
- Game: Cardinal (1-1) vs Huskies (3-0)
- Location: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
- Day/Time: Saturday, September 24, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Cardinal vs HuskiesLive Stream: ESPN
Cardinal vs Huskies Betting Lines
|Stanford Cardinal||+14 -110||+420|| |
Cardinal vs Huskies Prediction
College football betting online tends to get more exciting when conference games take place. The Pac-12 hasn’t delivered any CFP titles yet, but this conference always seems to produce some great games.
Washington is clearly the better team in this game, but simply counting out Stanford would be a pretty big mistake. The Cardinal battled with USC for four quarters and they are a proud football program that will do the same in this one.
The Huskies will eventually pull away late, but it’s not going to be by two touchdowns. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Stanford Cardinal at +14.0 as they are able to keep the final deficit in the loss within two touchdowns.
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