Stanford favored by 21 against Washington State on Saturday
Washington State Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal Odds
The Stanford Cardinal, as they try to stay close in the Pac-12's North Division race, host the Cougars of Washington State Saturday afternoon (6:15 pm ET, Pac-12 Network).
The Cardinal, coming off a win in the Big Game over Cal, were early 21-point favorites over Wazzu, which is 0-4 in conference play.
Betting Line: Stanford were sitting as 21-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Cardinal and the No. 120-ranked Cougars, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 33-15 result in favor of the Cardinal.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Stanford's No. 67-ranked offense, averaging 27.4 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 85 this week at 30.4 PPG. The Cardinal aerial game is averaging 214.1 yards per game, less than the Cougars secondary allows through the air, 286.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cougars feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 110.7 yards per game. Stanford, meanwhile, ranks No. 61 in rushing offense at home.
Washington State was a 31-17 loser in their most recent outing at home against California. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jeff Tuel handled the Golden Bears defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 320 yards, but Washington State still lost to California 31-17.
In their last action, Stanford was a 21-3 winner on the road against California. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (24) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, Stanford got a 189-yard performance from Stepfan Taylor as a key part of its 21-3 win over California.
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 1-9
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Cougars at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington State's last 10 games when playing Stanford
Washington State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Washington State is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Stanford
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Stanford is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford's last 5 games
Stanford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
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