Washington, Washington State Set To Meet in Showdown
College football is always a great option when betting online, but that’s especially true during the final weekend of the regular season. It’s rivalry week, and the Washington Huskies are on the road to battle with the Washington State Cougars in the Apple Cup.
Washington comes into this game 9-2, and the Huskies have been beating every one of late. The Huskies are up to No. 13 in the latest rankings, and they are looking at a huge bowl game.
Washington State has rattled off three straight wins, but it hasn’t been playing the best competition. The Cougars are 7-4, and they are looking to cap off their season with a monster win over their biggest rival.
The college football odds in this game for this game have the road Huskies as slim two-point betting favorites over the home Cougars.
Washington Rolling on Offense
Washington comes into this game with a ton of momentum after stunning Oregon two weeks ago. After that win, wide receiver Jalen McMillan said, “It’s like all our hard work, we’ve been through so much as a team and as a brotherhood. So, this dub means everything to us. We’ve been working for this forever.”
Washington has been nearly unstoppable on offense, as it is putting up 40 points per game. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has thrown for 3,869 yards and 26 touchdowns, and he has turned this offense into a machine.
The Huskies are giving up nearly 26 points per game this season, and the defense will have to find a way to step up in this game.
Cougars Starting to Find Defense
Washington State was not a good defensive team to begin the year, but this team has turned things around. The Cougars are holding opponents to less than 20 points per game, and that unit has gotten better as the year has moved along.
This team wants to throw the football when they are on offense, but they are going to have to find some balance to win this game. Quarterback Cameron Ward has thrown for 2,772 yards and 21 touchdowns this season, and he will be a big key in this game.
Playing at home is going to give the Huskies a boost in this one, but they will have to be solid on both sides of the ball to get past Washington.
Washington vs Washington St. Game Injuries
Washington vs Washington St. Cougars Head-to-Head
As you can imagine, there is plenty of history with a rivalry of this magnitude. Washington has dominated this rivalry throughout history as they have gone 74-33-6 against Washington State. The Cougars did pick up a 40-13 win over the Huskies a season ago.
Washington vs Washington St. Cougars Game Information
- Game: Washington (9-2) vs Washington St. (7-4)
- Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
- Day/Time: Saturday, November 26th, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Washington vs Washington St. Live Stream: ESPN
Washington vs Washington St. Cougars Betting Lines
Washington vs Washington St. Cougars Picks & Prediction
Making college football picks is never easy, but that’s especially true when it comes to rivalry weekend. These games tend to play out differently than the rest, but this game has a small spread which makes it a bit easier.
Washington comes into this game red-hot, and they have an offense that is lighting up all of their opponents. The Cougars are going to do what they can to keep this game close, but they just won’t be able to find enough offense to pick up a win.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and not only take the Washington Huskies to win this game (-130) but also to cover the slim two-point spread on Saturday night.
The Washington Huskies are listed at -125 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Huskies, you have a chance to win $80. The Washington State Cougars are +105, offering a chance to win $105.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines give the Huskies a 55.56% chance to win, with the Cougars at 48.78%.